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2014-03-26 23:00:12

Glyph Recognized as High-Performing Small Business Subcontractor by General Dynamics Information Technology Spokane, WA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Glyph Language Services announced today that it was recognized by General Dynamics Information Technology as a high-performing small subcontractor for their technical effort and performance during the previous year. The General Dynamics Information Technology Quality Service Provider (QSP) Program uses an established quality rating system and an...

Researchers Casting New Light On Diet Of Ancient Pacific Settlers
2014-03-06 13:48:55

University of Otago Researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago studying 3000-year-old skeletons from the oldest known cemetery in the Pacific Islands are casting new light on the diet and lives of the enigmatic Lapita people, the likely ancestors of Polynesians. Their results—obtained from analyzing stable isotope ratios of three elements in the bone collagen of 49 adults buried at the Teouma archaeological site on Vanuatu's Efate Island—suggest that its early Lapita...

The Rules Of Modern Development Also Applied To Ancient Settlements
2014-02-13 13:38:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Colorado Boulder researchers, publishing a paper in the journal PLOS ONE, say ancient cities worked as well as modern urban areas. The team developed mathematical models describing how modern cities change as their populations grow and compared results with Aztec settlements in central Mexico. “This study suggests that there is a level at which every human society is actually very similar,” Scott Ortman, assistant...

America's Short-Lived Clovis People Genetically Mapped For First Time
2014-02-13 07:42:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Clovis people lived in America around 13,000 years ago. They hunted mammoth, mastodons and giant bison with big spears. Though they were not the first humans in America, they did represent the first humans with a wide expansion on the North American continent. That is, until the culture mysteriously disappeared only a few hundred years after it emerged. Who the Clovis people were, and what present day humans they are related to...

2014-01-31 12:21:37

MONTREAL, Jan. 31, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - We are pleased to invite you to the 6th edition of Art Souterrain, this contemporary art festival based in Montreal, which will be back from March 1st to 16th. Nearly 100 artworks by international artists , will be on display throughout the 7-kilometer underground network, linking 14 buildings. The artists will expose their projects exploring this year's theme: Foundations. For information, please visit www.artsouterrain.com or contact...

Prehistoric Hearth Provides Evidence That Early Humans Used Fire 300,000 Years Ago
2014-01-28 04:22:17

[ Watch the Video: How Did Cavemen Just Get A Whole Lot Hotter? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New findings reported in the Journal of Archaeological Science suggest that prehistoric humans were able to control and use fire at their will. A team of Israeli scientists discovered the earliest evidence of unequivocal repeated fire building over a continuous period in the Qesem Cave. This evidence, found at an archaeological site near present-day Rosh Ha’ayin,...

King Alfred The Great Bone Fragments May Have Been Discovered
2014-01-19 03:48:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A bone fragment discovered during a 1999 archaeological dig in the UK could belong to King Alfred the Great, who according to legend fought off the Vikings and helped lay the foundation for the nation of England, BBC News and other media outlets have reported. The piece of pelvic bone was discovered at Winchester’s Hyde Abbey and dated to the era during which the ninth-century monarch died (895-1017), according to the BBC and...

Achraeologists Find Skeletons Holding Hands
2013-12-31 09:14:08

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archaeologists in Siberia have discovered a 3,500-year-old burial site containing skeletons of men and women buried together, some facing each other and holding hands. Dozens of tombs had skeletons caught in these "post-mortal hugs;" some also had skeletons of men and women buried with a child. Some 600 of these tombs dating back to the Bronze Age were unearthed in the Staryi Tartas village near the city Novosibirsk in Russia....

2013-12-22 23:03:22

Travelers Invited to Explore the Coasts of Italy and Croatia with Noted Archaeological Scholar Cortez, CO (PRWEB) December 22, 2013 The sea lanes of the Adriatic have been crossed and recrossed for millennia—notably during the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires and the Venetian Republic. The archaeology, art, and architecture of the Adriatic coast reveal a complex, often contentious, history. Next year, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center invites travelers to join scholar Dr. Don...

2013-12-11 23:00:35

Fit Yummy Mummy designed by Holly Rigsby is the latest book that helps people lose their belly fat naturally and quickly within a few weeks. Julie Binkley from the site HealthReviewCenter.com performed a detailed Fit Yummy Mummy review that indicates if this book is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 Fit Yummy Mummy is the latest solution for those people who want to sculpt lean arms and legs without bulking up. This book also provides people with a customizable 12-week...


Latest Archaeology Reference Libraries

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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