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The remains of Richard III, which were first discovered underneath a car park in Leicester, UK last August, came very close to being destroyed, said archaeologists who were part of this year’s dig at the site.
During the past 12,000 years, the rich diversity of Native American ethnic and language groups of California took shape as migrating tribes.
Climate change may have driven the collapse of once-flourishing Eastern Mediterranean civilizations towards the end of the 13th century BC.
New research suggests the decline of stable, well-paying jobs is having a significant impact on working-class Americans’ attitudes toward marriage and starting a family.
Global insurer provides collaborative support of recently launched worldwide expat research program. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Clements
Archaeology experts say they have made a remarkable discover of what could potentially be the world's oldest "calendar."
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
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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 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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