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Implantations humaines en milieu littoral méditerranéen : facteurs d’installation et processus d’appropriation de l’espace, de la Préhistoire au Moyen Âge

Implantations humaines en milieu littoral méditerranéen : facteurs d’installation et processus d’appropriation de l’espace, de la Préhistoire au Moyen Âge | Aux origines | Scoop.it
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Ancient European bear had unusually large penis bone

Ancient European bear had unusually large penis bone | Aux origines | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Researchers working at Spain's Batallones-3 dig site in the area of Cerro de los Batallones have unearthed five baculum (os penis) that once belonged to five now extinct examples of a species of bear classified as Indarctos arctoides.
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Easter Island's moai statues face environmental threat

Easter Island's moai statues face environmental threat | Aux origines | Scoop.it

If you have always been intrigued by the mysterious moai - the giant stone statues of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island - and they are on your must-do list, do not delay. Seven moai of Au Akivi [Credit: ABC/Greg Wilesmith] Make your way, whenever you can, to this small, rocky, triangular-shaped and extremely isolated island in the South Pacific, 9,354 kilometres due east of Brisbane. "These objects are very friable,...

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Une nouvelle tombe à couloir découverte dans la vallée de la Boyne en Irlande

Une nouvelle tombe à couloir découverte dans la vallée de la Boyne en Irlande | Aux origines | Scoop.it
Une nouvelle tombe à couloir trouvée en Irlande grâce au Lidar.
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Oldest lizard-like fossil yet to be found hints at scaly origins

Oldest lizard-like fossil yet to be found hints at scaly origins | Aux origines | Scoop.it
The fossilized remains of a reptile closely related to lizards are the oldest yet to be discovered.
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Genetic study pushes back timeline for first significant human population expansion

Using new genetic tools, the authors conclude that the first significant expansion of human populations appears to be much older than the emergence of farming and herding, dating back to the Paleolithic (60,000-80,000 years ago) rather than...
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L'évolution des espèces T2 Les mécanismes

L'évolution des espèces T2 Les mécanismes | Aux origines | Scoop.it
L'évolution des espèces, les mécanismes, tome 2. Un livre de Maxime Hervé et Denis Poinsot. Pas facile à priori d'expliquer comment les espèces évoluent, c'est pourtant le but que se sont fixé les auteurs.
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Una cueva habitada hace 7.000 años

Una cueva habitada hace 7.000 años | Aux origines | Scoop.it
Los arqueólogos datan la ocupación neolítica de una cavidad en Pedreguer en el año 5.050 antes de Cristo - Profesionales de la Universidad de Valencia y del Museo Arqueológico de Valencia han participado en las excavaciones...
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Scoperta in Russia la diga più antica al mondo

Scoperta in Russia la diga più antica al mondo | Aux origines | Scoop.it
Una spedizione di speleologi ha trovato la diga più antica al mondo, situata nel territorio di Krasnodar nel sud della Russia. Adesso si dovrà quindi rivedere la storia delle invenzioni dell’umanità.
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Scientists reveal Earth’s habitable lifetime and investigate potential for alien life

Scientists reveal Earth’s habitable lifetime and investigate potential for alien life | Aux origines | Scoop.it

Habitable conditions on Earth will be possible for at least another 1.75 billion years - according to astrobiologists at the University of East Anglia. A true-color NASA satellite mosaic of Earth [Credit: NASA] Findings published today in the journal Astrobiology reveal the habitable lifetime of planet Earth - based on our distance from the sun and temperatures at which it is possible for the planet to have liquid water.

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Did autocells lead to life?

Did autocells lead to life? | Aux origines | Scoop.it
The origin of life on Earth is still a hotly-debated topic. There are many different theories on how life was kick-started, as well as various experiments underway attempting to understand the processes involved.
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Neanderthals were culturally complex

Neanderthals were culturally complex | Aux origines | Scoop.it
A study by a postgraduate researcher at the University of Southampton has found that Neanderthals were more culturally complex than previously acknowledged.
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Your eyes are 500 million years old

Look after your eyes – they are at least half a billion years old, and a good deal older than your brain.
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Earth's history to be rewritten: Oxygen appeared 700 million years earlier than previously thought

Earth's history to be rewritten: Oxygen appeared 700 million years earlier than previously thought | Aux origines | Scoop.it
Until now, science has believed that oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere has been around for roughly 2.3 billion years, or roughly half way back along our planet's 4.6 billion year timeline.
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Nine megalithic graves discovered in Mysore district

Nine megalithic graves discovered in Mysore district | Aux origines | Scoop.it

Nine megalithic graves said to be from the Stone Age were discovered at villages of Hosaagrahara, Chunchanakatte, Kasaba and Mirle hoblis of K R Nagar taluk in the district on Monday. A menhir in a ruined megalithic site in Rohma [Credit: Subhashis Das/Megalithic India] The rocks were found during a fieldwork carried out by S G Ramadasareddy, Prof M K Mruthyunjaya and others of Government First Grade College, Kuvempunagar. The...

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The Archaeology News Network: Archaeologists find Chimú tomb in Lambayeque

The Archaeology News Network: Archaeologists find Chimú tomb in Lambayeque | Aux origines | Scoop.it

Another day, another fascinating archaeological discovery out of northern Peru. Excavators working at the Saltur archaeological complex have found a number of tombs, including an intact tomb of a female noble.  The intact tomb of a female noble unearthed at the Saltur archaeological complex [Credit: Andina] According to Peru21, the woman buried in the tomb was around 30 at the time of her death, and was interred with a...

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Simulation accurately captures the evolution of ancient complex societies

Simulation accurately captures the evolution of ancient complex societies | Aux origines | Scoop.it

The question of how human societies evolve from small groups to the huge, anonymous and complex societies of today has been answered mathematically, accurately matching the historical record on the emergence of complex states in the ancient world. Mongol horsemen. Intense warfare is the evolutionary driver of large complex societies, according to a new mathematical model whose findings accurately match those of the historical...

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The Archaeology News Network: 6,000 yr old wine discovered in eastern Macedonia

The Archaeology News Network: 6,000 yr old wine discovered in eastern Macedonia | Aux origines | Scoop.it

n the prehistoric settlement of Dikili Tash were discovered the oldest samples of wine that were ever recorded in Europe. The samples date back to 4200 BC and reverse existing data regarding the way of living during the Neolithic period.

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Archaeologists unearth earliest complete human figurine in Cyprus

Archaeologists unearth earliest complete human figurine in Cyprus | Aux origines | Scoop.it

EXCAVATIONS at Ayia Varvara-Asprokremnos have uncovered the earliest complete human figurine currently known on Cyprus, the Antiquities Department said yesterday.

The age of the statue could range from 10,500 to 11,000 years old based on the fact it was discovered at a site that has been radio-carbon dated to between 8800-8600 BC.

The period marks the beginning of the Neolithic period in Cyprus at a time when the transition from hunting to farming economies was beginning throughout the Middle East.

 

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L'évolution des espèces T1 Les preuves

L'évolution des espèces T1 Les preuves | Aux origines | Scoop.it
L'évolution des espèces, les preuves, tome 1. Un livre de Maxime Hervé et Denis Poinsot. Les auteurs répertorient quelques unes des preuves de l'évolution des espèces, sans charabia et compréhensible par tous...
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Research finds Neandertals, not modern humans, made first specialized bone tools in Europe

One day in 2011, undergraduate student Naomi Martisius was sorting through tiny bone remnants in the University of California, Davis, paleoanthropology lab when she stumbled across a peculiar piece.
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'Cascade of events' caused sudden explosion of animal life

'Cascade of events' caused sudden explosion of animal life | Aux origines | Scoop.it
The explosion of animal life on Earth around 520 million years ago was the result of a combination of interlinked factors rather than a single underlying cause, according to a new study.
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The Archaeology News Network: Simulation accurately captures the evolution of ancient complex societies

The Archaeology News Network: Simulation accurately captures the evolution of ancient complex societies | Aux origines | Scoop.it

The question of how human societies evolve from small groups to the huge, anonymous and complex societies of today has been answered mathematically, accurately matching the historical record on the emergence of complex states in the ancient world.Click here to edit the content

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Imhotep The African: Architect of the Cosmos

Imhotep The African: Architect of the Cosmos | Aux origines | Scoop.it

A few kilometers outside the modern city of Cairo, on a large, flat elevation at the edge of the Sahara overlooking the Nile, is the world’s very first architectural complex. Nearly 5,000 years old, the centerpiece of this mind-boggling complex is a huge stepped pyramid surrounded by strange temple-like structures, the lot contained inside a giant perimeter wall whose length is more than 1,500 meters. 

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How the Human Brain Has Evolved

How the Human Brain Has Evolved | Aux origines | Scoop.it
Thanks to recent archeological finds, scientists have gained a better understanding of our brain's evolution by measuring the interior dimensions of ancient skulls.
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