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

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.

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2010-08-17 10:00:00

Mankind most likely had a hand in the extinction of the giant animals known as "megafauna" according to a new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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2008-11-07 14:30:00

Two Durham University scientists are to play a key part in a 6000km trip following the migration route of ancient Pacific cultures.

2005-08-11 13:53:21

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - Three thousand years of history came to life on Thursday when scientists unveiled the face of one of the first people to settle Fiji at the start of the colonization of the Pacific Ocean's far-flung islands.


Word of the Day
immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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