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2012-04-16 21:47:09

University of Cincinnati researchers are strongly represented at the upcoming Society for American Archaeology meeting. UC research presentations will include studies of one of the earliest farming sites in southern Europe, volcanic activity in pre-Columbian America, and what dogs are the best hunters. Among the research presented by University of Cincinnati faculty and students at the April 18-22 Society for American Archaeology meeting will be an examination of early agriculture in...

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2011-03-28 09:45:31

By M.B. Reilly, University of Cincinnati UC researchers are strongly represented among the hundreds of presentations at the upcoming Society for American Archaeology meeting. In fact, one entire symposium session is dedicated to groundbreaking UC research on the agroforestry and water management of the ancient Maya. Thousands of international researchers will attend the March 29-April 3 Society for American Archaeology (SAA) annual meeting in Sacramento, Calif., presenting research at more...

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2009-09-03 10:22:54

Evidence unearthed by UC students working this summer at Shawnee Lookout park builds the case in the strongest way yet for a direct connection between the Native American cultures of the ancient Hopewell and the modern Shawnee societies. The discoveries continue to surprise for a team of UC students digging in Shawnee Lookout Park, with a major new mound being located and a rare kiln used to fire pottery excavated in recent weeks, along with even more evidence emerging to support the theory...

2008-07-07 09:00:00

U.S. scientists say evidence found recently in Ohio and Indiana supports the theory of a giant object exploding 12,900 years ago over Canada. That theory -- advanced by geophysicist Allen West -- posits a comet or asteroid exploded just above the Earth's surface over what is now Canada, setting large parts of the northern hemisphere ablaze. The new evidence was discovered by University of Cincinnati Assistant Professor Ken Tankersley, working with West and Indiana Geological Society...

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2008-07-02 15:10:00

Geological evidence found in Ohio and Indiana in recent weeks is strengthening the case to attribute what happened 12,900 years ago in North America -- when the end of the last Ice Age unexpectedly turned into a phase of extinction for animals and humans "“ to a cataclysmic comet or asteroid explosion over top of Canada. A comet/asteroid theory advanced by Arizona-based geophysicist Allen West in the past two years says that an object from space exploded just above the earth's surface...