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8,000-year-old skull with preserved brain matter found in Norway

8,000-year-old skull with preserved brain matter found in Norway | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in Norway made an extremely rare discovery when they found an ancient skull believed to date back 8,000 years at a dig site in Stokke, southwest of Oslo. According to a news report in T
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Timeline of human origins revised

Timeline of human origins revised | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
New synthesis of research looking at climate and fossil evidence links changing environment with Homo's evolutionary adaptability
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Remains of 'End of the World' Epidemic Found in Ancient Egypt

Remains of 'End of the World' Epidemic Found in Ancient Egypt | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have uncovered the human remains of an epidemic in Egypt so terrible that one ancient writer believed the world was coming to an end. The researchers also found a giant bonfire where many of the plague victims were incinerated.
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Tombs of Workers who Built Terracotta Warriors Mausoleum Discovered in China

Tombs of Workers who Built Terracotta Warriors Mausoleum Discovered in China | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Tombs of ancient workers who built the Terracotta Warriors mausoleum have been unearthed.
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Trouble in paradise for Chile's Easter Island

Trouble in paradise for Chile's Easter Island | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
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Black death was not spread by rat fleas, say researchers

Black death was not spread by rat fleas, say researchers | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Evidence from skulls in east London shows plague had to have been airborne to spread so quickly
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Preserved loaf of bread discovered at Pompeii

Preserved loaf of bread discovered at Pompeii | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
This is the ultimate piece of toast: a loaf of bread made in the first century AD, which was discovered at Pompeii, preserved for centuries in the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius. The markings vis...
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Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?

Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Nafeez Ahmed: Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system
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What Ancient Aztecs Shared With Modern New Yorkers | TIME

What Ancient Aztecs Shared With Modern New Yorkers | TIME | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
New studies suggest that all cities—big, small, primitive and contemporary—grow in similar ways
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America's only Clovis skeleton genome offers clues to Native American ancestry

America's only Clovis skeleton genome offers clues to Native American ancestry | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
They lived in America about 13,000 years ago where they hunted mammoth, mastodons and giant bison with big spears. The Clovis people were not the first humans in America, but they represent the first humans with a wide expansion on the North American continent – until the culture mysteriously disappeared ...
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Lee Berger, paleoanthropology’s Robespierre

Lee Berger, paleoanthropology’s Robespierre | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Sometimes context is important when processing new information. Something huge is afoot in paleoanthropology, traditionally the study of ancient humanity predicated on analyzing morphological remains.
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Bonobo Ape - Our Closest Relative (Nature Documentary) - YouTube

Neoconservatists - Who They Are and Their Powers in the Government ( Documentary ) Bonobo Ape - Our Closest Relative (Nature Documentary) 2013 This documenta...
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Charms to Ward off Demons Found Under Ancient Floors

Charms to Ward off Demons Found Under Ancient Floors | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Residents of Sardis, an ancient city in modern-day Turkey, spent decades rebuilding after a devastating earthquake struck one night in the year 17 A.D.
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What lies beneath: new discoveries about the Jericho skull

What lies beneath: new discoveries about the Jericho skull | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Alexandra Fletcher, curator, British Museum It’s always a problem for museum curators to find ways of learning more about the objects in their care without damaging them. For human remains, it’s ev...
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Human Evolution Rewritten: We owe our existence to our ancestor’s flexible response to climate change - Smithsonian Science

Human Evolution Rewritten: We owe our existence to our ancestor’s flexible response to climate change - Smithsonian Science | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Many traits unique to humans were long thought to have originated in the genus Homo between 2.4 and 1.8 million years ago in Africa. A …
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First-Ever Surviving Skeleton from 1066 Battle of Hastings Found in Sussex

First-Ever Surviving Skeleton from 1066 Battle of Hastings Found in Sussex | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Skeleton was dug up in a medieval hospital cemetery in East Sussex in 1994.
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Roman-era shipwreck reveals ancient medical secrets - Telegraph

Roman-era shipwreck reveals ancient medical secrets   - Telegraph | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
A first-aid kit found on a 2,000-year-old shipwreck has provided a remarkable insight into the medicines concocted by ancient physicians to cure sailors of dysentery and other ailments.
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The Surprising Gut Microbes of African Hunter-Gatherers | Science | WIRED

The Surprising Gut Microbes of African Hunter-Gatherers | Science | WIRED | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
In Western Tanzania tribes of wandering foragers called Hadza eat a diet of roots, berries, and game. According to a new study, their guts are home to a microbial community unlike anything that's been seen before in a modern human population -- providing, perhaps, a snapshot of what the human gut microbiome looked like before our ancestors figured out how to farm about 12,000 years ago.
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Discoveries Challenge Beliefs on Humans’ Arrival in the Americas

Discoveries Challenge Beliefs on Humans’ Arrival in the Americas | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Archaeologists say humans reached what is now northeast Brazil as early as 22,000 years ago, upending a prevailing belief of 20th-century archaeology in the United States that people arrived in the Americas about 13,000 years ago.
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Egyptians May Have Domesticated Cats Earlier Than Thought - Archaeology Magazine

Egyptians May Have Domesticated Cats Earlier Than Thought - Archaeology Magazine | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
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Executed Vikings were inexperienced raiders who oozed smelly pus, say archaeologists | Culture24

Executed Vikings were inexperienced raiders who oozed smelly pus, say archaeologists | Culture24 | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
Having lent some of their skeletons to the British Museum's new exhibition, archaeologists have released more details on the Vikings found in a mass grave in Weymouth in 2009.
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Did Humans Evolve On The Savanna? The Debate Heats Up

Did Humans Evolve On The Savanna? The Debate Heats Up | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
"After our primate cousins came down out of the trees, humans evolved on the savanna." You've heard that idea before, but is it true? The debate heats up — way up.
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Centuries-old fabric found in Çatalhöyük

ARCHAEOLOGY - Centuries-old fabric found in Çatalhöyük | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
The report on Çatalhöyük has been published. The most striking thing on the report is a piece of fabric, which was wrapped around a baby skeleton.
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Violence, infectious disease and climate change contributed to Indus civilization collapse

Violence, infectious disease and climate change contributed to Indus civilization collapse | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
A study of skeletal remains from the ancient city of Harappa provides evidence that inter-personal violence and infectious diseases played a role in the demise of the Indus Civilization.
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Hunter–gatherers have less famine than agriculturalists

Hunter–gatherers have less famine than agriculturalists | Archaeology & Physical Anthropology | Scoop.it
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