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2012-01-26 09:00:17

A team of international archeologists, led by the Spanish National Research Council, has documented a series of more than 7,500-year-old fish seines and traps near Moscow.

2011-12-14 14:54:57

People and giant snakes not only target each other for food – they also compete for the same prey.

Hunters Arrived in North America Earlier Than Previously Thought
2011-10-21 05:11:28

A team of researchers, led by a Texas A&M archaeologist, has used a bone point fragment from an ancient mastodon rib to confirm that hunters roamed North America at least 800 years earlier than previously thought.

Sophisticated Blade Production Much Earlier Than Originally Thought
2011-10-17 09:21:47

Blade manufacturing "production lines" existed as much as 400,000 years ago, say TAU researchers.

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2011-05-11 06:35:00

Researchers have new evidence that suggest Neanderthals died out much earlier than previously thought, and possibly before modern humans arrived.

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2011-03-25 06:10:00

Scientists have uncovered ancient stone tools and thousands of other artifacts dating back 15,500 years at an archaeological dig in Texas, suggesting that humans settled the continent 2,500 years earlier than previously believed.

2011-03-10 23:20:09

One of the most complex human mysteries involves how and why we became an outlier species in terms of biological success.

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2011-03-04 19:05:39

Archaeologists have uncovered caches of tools and animal remains from about 12000 years ago on islands off the coast of California.

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2011-02-25 06:15:00

The oldest human remains ever discovered in sub-Arctic North America have been unearthed in a newly excavated archaeological site in Alaska.


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Homo sapiens idaltu
2013-09-24 12:20:45

Homo sapiens idaltu is an extinct subspecies of Homo sapiens that lived nearly 160,000 years ago during the Pleistocene in Africa. “Idaltu” comes from the Saho-Afar word meaning “elder” or “first born”. The fossilized remains of H. s. idaltu were uncovered at Herto Bouri near the Middle Awash site of Ethiopia’s Afar Triangle in the year 1997 by Tim White, but were first revealed in 2003. Herto Bouri is a portion of Ethiopia under volcanic layers. By using radioisotope dating,...

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Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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