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Mastering Fire - Tabun Cave Yields New Insights Into Early

Mastering Fire - Tabun Cave Yields New Insights Into Early Man's Use Of Fire

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The ability to start and control a fire is probably the most important technological development in human history and a new study has found that our ancestors probably started mastering fire...

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prey-predator relationships for prehistoric humans
2014-11-25 02:55:07

Tübingen biogeologists show how Gravettian people shared their food 30,000 years ago.

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2014-11-12 06:09:50

A team of researchers, led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, has discovered a pair of Ice Age infants. The children were buried more than 11,000 years ago in Alaska.

lactose intolerance
2014-10-23 09:36:03

Using a groundbreaking technique involving the fields of both archaeology and genomics, a large team of international researchers has found that Europeans were largely lactose intolerant until about 3,000 years ago – much later than previously thought.

chariot linch pin
2014-10-15 08:49:54

Discovered in the ongoing excavation of an Iron Age hill fort near Leicester, the main highlight of the archeological find was several bronze fittings identified as parts of a 2nd or 3rd century BC chariot.

2014-10-13 12:24:10

LONDON, October 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know you could buy authentic Egyptian amulets, unique Roman jewellery or ancient Tang statuettes at affordable prices?

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2014-10-09 08:21:56

In Indonesia, researchers have re-dated a collection of cave art which may well be the world's oldest existing sample of spray painted graffiti.

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2014-09-26 05:20:45

A cache of new artifacts discovered a 325,000-year-old site in Armenia reveals that Stone Age tools were not strictly an African invention that spread due to population expansion, but occurred independently and intermittently at various locations throughout the Old World.

younger dryas impact evidence
2014-09-15 03:30:48

A new study published in The Journal of Geology provides support for the theory that a cosmic impact event over North America some 13,000 years ago caused a major period of climate change known as the Younger Dryas stadial, or “Big Freeze.”

Flax yarn from wrappings
2014-08-14 04:47:30

Mummies have always seemed to be from the distant past, but until now, we really didn't know how far into the past that was. A new study, published in PLOS ONE, demonstrates that Egyptians started mummifying their dead about 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.


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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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