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2014-05-30 09:14:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have long-suspected that our ancestors were at least partially to blame for the extinction of the mammoth and a new research review from a Penn State anthropologist has revealed that ancient humans may have had an accomplice – domesticated dogs. The new study, published in the journal Quaternary International, is based on past examinations of European archeological sites with large numbers of mammoth remains. Study author...

Anthropologist Narrows Down History Of Animal And Human Relationship
2011-10-03 12:09:13

Anthropologist Pat Shipman says that when our prehistoric ancestors began interacting with animals they developed empathy for them. The leading American anthropologist says these ancient humans' relationships with animals helped propel humanity towards global domination. The Observer reported that Shipman said interacting with animals on an intimate basis led humans to help develop sophisticated tools and evolve enhanced communication skills. She traced humanity's animals connection...

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2010-07-21 10:48:17

It's no secret to any dog-lover or cat-lover that humans have a special connection with animals.   But in a new journal article and forthcoming book, paleoanthropologist Pat Shipman of Penn State University argues that this human-animal connection goes well beyond simple affection.  Shipman proposes that the interdependency of ancestral humans with other animal species "” "the animal connection" "” played a crucial and beneficial role in human evolution over the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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