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Massive Neolithic structure discovered on Pielinen island

Massive Neolithic structure discovered on Pielinen island | Aux origines | Scoop.it
A Neolithic stone complex has been found on an island of Lake Pielinen in Northern Karelia. Similar sites have previously only been found in Ostrobothnian coastal areas. This is the first of its kind in inland Finland.
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L'homme est en passe de devenir un «monogame en série»

L'homme est en passe de devenir un «monogame en série» | Aux origines | Scoop.it
Si le couple est la norme dans la plupart des sociétés, c'est avant tout pour des raisons culturelles.
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Why is language unique to humans?

Why is language unique to humans? | Aux origines | Scoop.it
New research published today in Journal of the Royal Society Interface suggests that human language was made possible by the evolution of particular psychological abilities.
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On the Evolution of Sex and the Advantages of Recombination

On the Evolution of Sex and the Advantages of Recombination | Aux origines | Scoop.it
Sarah Otto May 3, 2013 Annual Science Board Symposium and Meeting New Perspectives in Evolution
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Des archéologues ont trouvé un trésor dans le centre de Jérusalem

Des archéologues ont trouvé un trésor dans le centre de Jérusalem | Aux origines | Scoop.it
Le travail d'archéologues ne se révèle exceptionnel que si l'on fait une grande découverte. Récemment dans le centre de Jérusalem, des fouilles menées au pied du Mont du Temple...
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Pourquoi et comment les hommes ont-ils fabriqué les premiers outils ?

Notre invitée du jour, Hélène Roche (directrice de recherche au Cnrs et responsable de la Mission Préhistorique Française au Kenya)...
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Catastrophe d'une super éruption

Catastrophe d'une super éruption | Aux origines | Scoop.it
Conséquences d'une catastrophe due à une super éruption. La menace des supervolcans est toujours d'actualité, les supervolcans peuvent être à l'origine des extinctions de masse.
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Conditions d'apparition de la vie

Conditions d'apparition de la vie | Aux origines | Scoop.it
Conditions d'apparition de la vie : la première des conditions indispensables est la présence d'eau à l'état liquide. L'eau est abondante dans l'Univers matériel...
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Homo sapiens au Moyen-Orient il y a 42 000 ans

Homo sapiens au Moyen-Orient il y a 42 000 ans | Aux origines | Scoop.it
La datation des restes humains et des coquillages trouvés à Ksar Akil au Liban montre la présence d'Homo sapiens au Moyen-Orient il y a 42 000 ans.
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Prehistoric Archaeology Blog: Stonehenge was built on solstice axis, dig confirms

Prehistoric Archaeology Blog: Stonehenge was built on solstice axis, dig confirms | Aux origines | Scoop.it

English Heritage says it has discovered a "missing piece in the jigsaw" in our understanding of Stonehenge, England's greatest prehistoric site. Excavations along the ancient processional route to the monument have confirmed the theory that it was built along an ice age landform that happened to be on the solstice axis, according to Professor Mike Parker Pearson, a leading expert on Stonehenge.


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Lakeshore archeology dig finds artifacts from 4,000 years ago (With video)

Lakeshore archeology dig finds artifacts from 4,000 years ago (With video) | Aux origines | Scoop.it
More than 80,000 artifacts that provide a glimpse of life in the region 4,000 years ago have been recovered by archeologists on the banks of the Puce...
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Darwin's dilemma resolved: Evolution's 'big bang' explained by five times faster rates of evolution

Darwin's dilemma resolved: Evolution's 'big bang' explained by five times faster rates of evolution | Aux origines | Scoop.it
Biologists have estimated, for the first time, the rates of evolution during the "Cambrian explosion" when most modern animal groups appeared between 540 and 520 million years ago.
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Il n'y a pas que la génétique : la culture est aussi devenue un moteur de l'évolution

Il n'y a pas que la génétique : la culture est aussi devenue un moteur de l'évolution | Aux origines | Scoop.it
La culture fait partie intégrante du processus de l'évolution. L'apparition du langage a permis à nos ancêtres de communiquer et d'établir des stratégies pour se développer. Quatrième volet de notre série "Evolution perpétuelle".
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Les restes d'une offrande humaine découverts dans le Grand Temple de Mexico

Les restes d'une offrande humaine découverts dans le Grand Temple de Mexico | Aux origines | Scoop.it
Des scientifiques ont découvert les restes d'une offrande humaine au pied du Grand Temple (Templo Mayor) de la ville de Mexico. Le crâne ...
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Extinct ancient ape did not walk like a human

Extinct ancient ape did not walk like a human | Aux origines | Scoop.it
For decades, the movement of an ancient ape species called Oreopithecus bambolii has been a matter of debate for scientists.
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Giant fish roamed oceans 164 million years ago

Giant fish roamed oceans 164 million years ago | Aux origines | Scoop.it
Giant plankton-eating animals first filled the prehistoric seas more than 160 million years ago but they were wiped out in the same event that killed off the dinosaurs, and then replaced by plankton-eating sharks and whales.
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Nos ancêtres sont-ils sortis d’Afrique en longeant d’anciennes rivières ?

Nos ancêtres sont-ils sortis d’Afrique en longeant d’anciennes rivières ? | Aux origines | Scoop.it
D’anciennes rivières sahariennes aujourd’hui disparues pourraient avoir permis à nos ancêtres de sortir d’Afrique, il y a un peu plus de 100 000 ans. C’est en tout cas ce que suggèrent des travaux menés par un hydrologiste britannique.
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Darwin contre le mensonge créationniste

Darwin contre le mensonge créationniste | Aux origines | Scoop.it
Avant de publier "l'Origine des espèces", le génial naturaliste dut affronter ses maîtres, ses propres croyances religieuses et ses plus intimes préjugés. Un combat titanesque contre lui-même.
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Sediba, hominidé d'Afrique du Sud

Sediba, hominidé d'Afrique du Sud | Aux origines | Scoop.it
L’hominidé Sediba, découvert en 2008 en Afrique du Sud, se situe entre l'homme et l'australopithèque, cet ancêtre de la lignée humaine a vécu il ya 1,98 million d’années...
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Assumptions about origins of life challenged

Assumptions about origins of life challenged | Aux origines | Scoop.it
Before there was life on Earth, there were molecules. A primordial soup. At some point a few specialized molecules began replicating. This self-replication, scientists agree, kick-started a biochemical process that would lead to the first organisms.
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The Archaeology News Network: Dating of beads sets new timeline for early humans

The Archaeology News Network: Dating of beads sets new timeline for early humans | Aux origines | Scoop.it

An international team of researchers led by Oxford University has new dating evidence indicating when the earliest fully modern humans arrived in the Near East, the region known as the Middle East today. Researchers found marine shell beads at Ksar Akil (Lebanon) [Credit: Oxford University] They have obtained the radiocarbon dates of marine shell beads found at Ksar Akil, a key archaeological site in Lebanon, which allowed them...

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The Archaeology News Network: Astronomical observatory discovered in Machu Picchu

The Archaeology News Network: Astronomical observatory discovered in Machu Picchu | Aux origines | Scoop.it
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The Archaeology News Network: Darwin's dilemma resolved: Biologists measure evolution's Big Bang

The Archaeology News Network: Darwin's dilemma resolved: Biologists measure evolution's Big Bang | Aux origines | Scoop.it
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Stone me! It’s Britain’s newest stone circle

Stone me! It’s Britain’s newest stone circle | Aux origines | Scoop.it

A STONE circle has been restored to its former glory after “going missing” for over 200 years.

The circle was discovered in a meadow at Wilton, near Egremont by landowners Philip and Lyndsey Johnson. And according to Dr Terence Meaden, a research archaeologist from Oxford University, the stones could be over 4,000 years old.

The formation was unearthed when the Johnsons began researching the history of their house.

 
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