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Bering Land Bridge Was Home To Early Natives For 10,000 Years: Study
2014-02-28 09:47:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After the ancestors of modern day Native Americans left Asia, they spent approximately 10,000 years living in the shrubby lowlands of the Bering land bridge, according to genetic and environmental evidence. There is no available archaeological evidence, however, because it drowned beneath the Bering Sea when the sea levels rose about 18,000 years ago. Dennis O'Rourke, a University of Utah anthropologist, worked with archaeologist...

Cast Bronze Buckle Found In An Ancient Eskimo Dwelling
2011-11-15 06:25:40

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered the first cast prehistoric bronze artifact found in an ancient Eskimo dwelling. The researchers believe the object to have been made in East Asia. The function of the object has scientists puzzled. The Eskimos could have used the object to clasp on their clothing or may have been worn by a shaman in religious practices. The object contains two parts, a rectangular bar connected to a broken circular ring. The object is 2...

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2011-04-21 09:49:50

CU-Boulder archaeologist believes a collective mind of humans developed no later than 75,000 years ago in Africa and fostered language, art and technology Scientists seeking to understand the origin of the human mind may want to look to honeybees -- not ancestral apes -- for at least some of the answers, according to a University of Colorado Boulder archaeologist. CU-Boulder Research Associate John Hoffecker said there is abundant fossil and archaeological evidence for the evolution of the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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