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Ancient genomes mirror mode of subsistence rather than geography in prehistoric Europe

Recent ancient DNA studies have provided new evidence for prehistoric population structure associated with the contentious transition to an agricultural lifestyle in Europe. In this study, we infer human population structure and history in Holocene Europe by generating ancient genomic sequence data from 9 Scandinavian individuals associated with the foraging Pitted Ware Culture and the agricultural Funnel Beaker Culture (TRB). We obtained up to 1.1x coverage of the genomes for the nine individuals allowing direct comparisons of the two groups. We show that the Neolithic Scandinavian individuals show remarkable population structure corresponding to their cultural association...


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Peru discovers 40 million year old whale fossils in desert

Peru discovers 40 million year old whale fossils in desert | Aux origines | Scoop.it

A team of palaeontologists have unearthed a trove of ancient whale fossils, believed to be more than 40 million years old, in Peru’s Ocucaje desert. The ancient fossil of a 40 million-year-old 'walking whale' has been unearthed by Peruvian palaeontologists [Credit: Euronews] The discovery provides new evidence of the evolutionary link between sea mammals and their land-dwelling ancestors. Palaeontologist Rodolfo Salas...

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Dinosaur wind tunnel test provides new insight into the evolution of bird flight (w/ Video)

Dinosaur wind tunnel test provides new insight into the evolution of bird flight (w/ Video) | Aux origines | Scoop.it
A study into the aerodynamic performance of feathered dinosaurs, by scientists from the University of Southampton, has provided new insight into the evolution of bird flight.
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Mt. Zion dig reveals possible second temple period priestly mansion

Mt. Zion dig reveals possible second temple period priestly mansion | Aux origines | Scoop.it
In excavating sites in a long-inhabited urban area like Jerusalem, archaeologists are accustomed to noting complexity in their finds—how various occupying civilizations layer over one another during the site's continuous use over millennia.
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Excavation may reveal secret of the Hurlers

Excavation may reveal secret of the Hurlers | Aux origines | Scoop.it

A Bronze Age crystal pavement described as "unique" by archaeologists is to be uncovered for the first time since the 1930s. The monument, at the Hurlers stone circle on Bodmin Moor, is believed to be the only one of its kind in the British Isles. Scientists and historians hope that by studying it they will gain a better understanding of early civilisations.
Organised by the Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project, "Mapping the Sun" will be led by a team from Cornwall Council's Historic Environment department. Archaeologists will be setting up at the site close to the village of Minions this weekend and the excavation will be open to the public between Tuesday and Saturday.


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Significance of Megalithic Monuments in Atlantic Europe?

Significance of Megalithic Monuments in Atlantic Europe? | Aux origines | Scoop.it
An archaeologists analysis on how the construction of megalithic monuments in Atlantic Europe are not restricted to a single purpose, nor how they reflect one aspect of the community that built them.
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Chype à lâge du bronze était un centre important du commerce méditerranéen

Chype à lâge du bronze était un centre important du commerce méditerranéen | Aux origines | Scoop.it
Le site de l'âge du bronze, Hala Sultan Tekke, à Chypre était un centre d'échange important pour la région mais aussi pour le commerce longue distance.
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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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Escocia tiene polvos más viejos que Stonehenge

Escocia tiene polvos más viejos que Stonehenge | Aux origines | Scoop.it
El descubrimiento de un complejo con más de 100 edificaciones, además de cuatro formaciones megalíticas, colocan a las islas Orcadas como la puerta al neolítico
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El 'Stonehenge' escocés

El 'Stonehenge' escocés | Aux origines | Scoop.it
El Stonehenge escocés Las espectaculares estructuras desenterradas en las Islas Orcadas han revelado que esta zona fue la cuna del Neolítico británico.
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Artifacts in northern Quebec could be 7,000 years old

Artifacts in northern Quebec could be 7,000 years old | Aux origines | Scoop.it
The rough-looking stone blades and arrowheads found on Waskaganish territory could reveal how people lived in Canada thousands of years ago.
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Who was eating salmon 45,000 years ago in the Caucasus?

Why did anatomically modern humans replace Neandertals in Europe around 40,000 years ago?
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Neolithic man and the Gold of the Getae in the runoff for the TOP 20 Wonders of Bulgaria

Sofia. The Neolithic man from village of Krum (Dimitrovgrad) and the Gold of the Getae of the Omurtagov mound are the two archeological discoveries which are going to the runoff of the Top 20 Wonders of Bulgaria.
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Artefacts looted from ancient Memphis

Artefacts looted from ancient Memphis | Aux origines | Scoop.it

An investigation is underway into the looting of Ancient Egyptian artefacts from Mit-Rahina (once known as Memphis). Egypt's prosecutor-general is investigating the theft of hundreds of objects from galleries in Mit Rahina – known in Ancient Egypt as Memphis {Credit: Ahram] Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim has asked the prosecutor-general to question representatives from the Ancient Egyptian department at the antiquities...

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Ancient path leading to Stonehenge discovered

Ancient path leading to Stonehenge discovered | Aux origines | Scoop.it

A pair of ditches discovered during work to cover up the main road running through Stonehenge have proven that the famous monuments were once connected to the River Avon by a formal processional approach.

Found near the Heel Stone lying about 24 metres from the entrance to Stonehenge, the ditches represent either side of The Avenue, a long, linear feature to the north-east of the site which has been severed for centuries by the A344.

 
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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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