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Partial Skeleton Discovery Suggests Ruggedly Built, Tree-climbing Human Ancestor
2013-12-06 06:35:35

University of Colorado Denver A human ancestor characterized by "robust" jaw and skull bones was a muscular creature with a gorilla-like upper body and more adaptive to its environment than previously thought, scientists have discovered. Researchers found a partial skeleton -- including arm, hand, leg and foot fragments -- dated to 1.34 million years old and belonging to Paranthropus boisei at the Olduvai Gorge World Heritage fossil site in Tanzania. The find, published in the latest...

Social Networks Are Key To Preserving Culture, Sharpening Skills
2013-11-13 18:38:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A study from a team at the University of British Columbia (UBC) found that strong social networks might be the key to raising a smart child. A team writing in the Proceedings of the Royal Academy: Biological Sciences said when people are able to learn from a wider range of teachers, it increases the group’s average skill over successive generations. The study found that population size and social connectedness are crucial for the...

2013-11-05 23:33:40

Sedona’s Shamangelic Healing Center is Now Offering 7 Varieties of Personalized Retreats for Those Seeking Deep Healing, Spiritual Awakening, Soulful Rejuvenation, Vibrant Health, Relationship Support, a Shamanic Journey or Energy and Shamanic Training Courses. Sedona, Arizona (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 World travelers, troubled souls and Spiritual seekers are drawn to Sedona, Arizona to experience the world-renowned Sedona vortices and mystical healing practitioners. More individuals...

2013-10-14 23:27:38

The Magic Wand®, the personal massager trusted by Americans for over 30 years, on Wednesday won the award for Favorite Sex Toy for Women in The Sex Awards, the first consumer-voted adult awards show to be broadcast on a national television network. Over 70,000 consumers voted before the deadline on August 25. Napa, Calif. (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 The Sex Awards were presented on October 9, 2013 in Hollywood, with a scheduled national broadcast date slated for January 2014, and were...

Scientists Find Living Relatives of Ötzi the Iceman
2013-10-13 08:08:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online A team of Austrian researchers have made a discovery that would put those genealogy websites to shame: they have located several living descendants of a 5,300-year-old human mummy. The prehistoric individual, known as Ötzi the Iceman, was originally found frozen in the Alps back in 1991, according to Steve Nolan of the Daily Mail. The so-called ice mummy suffered from the oldest case of Lyme disease recorded to date, and was...

European Hunter Gatherers And Farmers Mingled
2013-10-11 08:46:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A pair of new DNA-related studies, each appearing this week in the journal Science, shed new light on the history and evolution of European populations – including the revelation that hunter-gatherers and immigrant farmers lived together in the central part of the continent for more than 2,000 years. That discovery, reported in the paper “2000 Years of Parallel Societies in Stone Age Central Europe” by anthropologist...

2013-10-02 23:03:08

Grow Taller 4 Idiots, a method of growing 2-4 inches taller in eight weeks based on scientific methods, is now reviewed on Go and Get Healthy. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 A new review of Grow Taller 4 Idiots is now available on the Go and Get Healthy website. The product offers a safe system for growing 2-4 inches taller, used successfully by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. In the guide is information such as three important elements to height gain,...

2013-09-25 10:31:24

About 10,000 years ago, the Neolithic age ushered in one of the most dramatic periods of human cultural and technological transition, where independently, different world populations developed the domestication of plants and animals. The hunter-gatherers gave rise to herders and farmers. Changes to a more sedentary lifestyle and larger settlements are widely thought to have contributed to a worldwide human population explosion, from an estimated 4-6 million people to 60-70 million by 4,000...


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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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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