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Neanderthals May Have Made First Specialized Bone Tools
2013-09-21 08:08:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Sorting through tiny bone remnants in the University of California, Davis paleoanthropology lab in 2011, undergraduate student Naomi Martisius discovered a peculiar piece. The fragment she found was from a French archaeological site, and it turned out to be a part of an early, specialized bone tool used by a Neanderthal before the first modern humans appeared in Europe. "At the time, I had no idea about the impact of my...

2013-08-27 23:22:13

Maui'd Forever Offers new Kauai Hawaii Wedding Minister that does Jewish Ceremonies. Rev. Dale Rosenfeld provides services for Interfaith and Same Sex couples as well. Kauai, Hawaii (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Maui’d Forever, a full-service wedding planner and coordinator, produces Destination Weddings on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and on the Big Island of Hawaii. With over 200 wedding service providers and vendors, Maui’d Forever offers custom designed teams that include the minister or...

Archaeologists Discover Richard III Remains Came Close To Being Destroyed
2013-08-23 14:16:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The remains of Richard III, which were first discovered last August, came very close to being destroyed, said archaeologists who were part of the dig team. The remains were found underneath a car park in Leicester, UK. A team from the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) have discovered during the second dig that a massive disturbance occurred at the Grey Friars church site sometime in the past that could have...

Understanding How Migration Patterns Shaped Native Ethnicity, Language
2013-08-20 09:02:39

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online During the past 12,000 years, the rich diversity of Native American ethnic and language groups of California took shape as migrating tribes. They settled first on the lush Pacific coast and then in progressively drier, less-vegetated habitats, according to a new study led by the University of Utah and published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). "Trying to explain why linguistic diversity is high in...

2013-08-15 11:54:02

13th c. Eastern Mediterranean cultures suffered wars, famine fueled by climate change Climate change may have driven the collapse of once-flourishing Eastern Mediterranean civilizations towards the end of the 13th century BC, according to research published August 14 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by David Kaniewski from the University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France and colleagues from other institutions. Ancient civilizations flourished in regions of the Eastern Mediterranean...

Working Class Marriages Sinking With Job Stability
2013-08-13 11:05:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research being presented by sociologists from the University of Virginia suggests the decline of stable, well-paying jobs is having a significant impact on Americans’ attitudes toward marriage and starting a family. The study, presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in New York City, also found major differences between individuals with and without a college education when it comes to...

2013-08-01 23:19:55

Global insurer provides collaborative support of recently launched worldwide expat research program. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Clements Worldwide, leading provider of international insurance solutions for expatriates, proudly plays key role in one of the world’s largest expat research programs. Expressly developed to garner insight about key trends and issues affecting individuals living outside of their country of origin, the Expat Survey program will reach an anticipated...

Archaeologists Discover World's Oldest Calendar In Scotland
2013-07-15 13:02:07

[ Watch the Video: The Beginning Of Time? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archaeology experts say they have made a remarkable discover of what could potentially be the world's oldest "calendar." The ancient calendar dates back to around 8,000 BC, predating the first formal time-measuring devices known to man by nearly 5,000 years. The scientists wrote in the journal Internet Archaeology that they believe that understanding when time began to get logged is...

2013-07-12 23:33:16

Red Comet, an Accredited, Self-Paced, Online High School Launches an Enrichment Course on Anthropology II. Prosser, WA (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Red Comet’s brand new elective “Anthropology II: More Human Mysteries Uncovered” is launched as part of the company’s broad efforts to introduce a rich mixture of enrichment courses that supplement the existing high school curriculum. The aim of anthropology is to use a broad approach to gain an understanding of our past and present so that...

2013-07-11 08:25:55

A high quality, nonviolent RPG game for children 3 to 6 MONTREAL, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Every1Plays announced today the release of Land of The Magic Stones, a high quality, nonviolent RPG play and learn game for children 3 to 6 years of age. The game available on the AppStore, Google play and Amazon.com starting today is fully compatible with most iOS and Android tablets and smart phones. The game is a play a learn adventure where children become the character of a...


Latest Anthropology Reference Libraries

Primatology
2013-10-02 13:00:50

Primatology is the study of primates that focuses on their behaviors and possible evolution. Those who practice this science, known as primatologists, focus on primates in the wild and in laboratory settings. There are many different sub-divisions of primatology that differ based on methodology and theory, but the two major branches are Western primatology and Japanese primatology. There share basic principles, but differ culturally and in many other regards. Western primatology originated...

Zooarchaeology
2013-09-30 13:29:48

Zooarchaeology is the study of animal remains including shells, bones, hides, scales, DNA, chitin, and hair. Shells and bones are most frequently studied because these do not decay at a fast rate, but most remains do not survive because they break or decompose. In eastern areas of North America, Zooarchaeology developed over three periods. The first, known as the Formative period, occurred in the 1860s and was not a specific area of study at that time. The second period, known as the...

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