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birthplace of Neolithic agricultural practices
2014-06-09 04:52:57

By sequencing the mitochondrial DNA of the first Near Eastern farmers for the first time, researchers have discovered evidence supporting an Early Neolithic pioneer maritime colonization of mainland Europe that involved expansion through Cyprus and the Aegean Islands.

Volcanic Rock Age Suggests Catalhoyuk Mural Could Be Based On Turkish Eruption
2014-01-09 09:36:28

Volcanic rock dating suggests the painting of a Çatalhöyük mural may have overlapped with an eruption in Turkey

Origins Of Farming In The Fertile Crescent
2013-07-06 05:04:43

Previously established theories have stated that Mesopotamia was the place where humans began to transition from hunter-gatherers to farmers. However, new research brings that theory into question.

Farming Arrived In Stone Age Europe Via Near East Migrants
2013-02-12 12:25:25

The seeds for the rise of Western civilization were planted when humans living in Europe began to adopt farming, a more efficient and reliable way to supply food, as opposed to hunting and gathering.

Archeologists Find Neolithic Hoard
2012-11-06 19:05:06

As it turns out, humans have always been interested in the nicer things in life. Little trinkets, jewelry, pretty and interesting-looking rocks, all of these have been found in archeological digs.

figurine
2012-08-30 14:52:40

Two small figurines discovered near Jerusalem have been dated between 9,000 and 9,500 years ago and support the notion that religion and society played a significant role during the Stone Age.

The Evolutionary History Of Humans In Europe
2012-08-15 13:28:42

New analytical techniques are changing long-held, simplistic views about the evolutionary history of humans in Europe.

Was Neolithic Man The First Lumberjack?
2012-08-10 09:31:21

A new study from Tel Aviv University reveals that the transition from hunting to agricultural societies parallels development of woodworking tools.

Oldest Neolithic Bow Discovered In Europe At La Draga Neolithic Site In Banyoles
2012-06-29 11:39:45

Archaeological research carried out at the Neolithic site of La Draga, near the lake of Banyoles, has yielded the discovery of an item which is unique in the western Mediterranean and Europe.

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2012-05-29 21:59:26

The age-old struggle between classes may be even older than we thought, according to a new study carried out by archaeologists.


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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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