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2,750-Year-Old Temple, Rare Artifacts Found in Israel

2,750-Year-Old Temple, Rare Artifacts Found in Israel | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority have unearthed a temple and a cache of sacred vessels dating from around 738 BC during excavations at the archaeological site of Tel Motza on the western outskirts of Jerusalem.
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Archaeologists study stunning murals adorning the walls of an ancient Maya home

Archaeologists study stunning murals adorning the walls of an ancient Maya home | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
In a complex, 1,300-year-old Maya mural in the Guatemalan jungle, a ruler with an elaborate plumed headdress and impersonating a god, consults with priest-scholars as they celebrate the new year.
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Survival International - The movement for tribal peoples

Survival International - The movement for tribal peoples | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Survival helps tribal peoples defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.
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Limited climate change accord likely in Paris, IPCC expert says

Limited climate change accord likely in Paris, IPCC expert says | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Encouraging progress at climate change talks points to the likelihood of an overall accord being reached at the Paris conference in December, but the deal is unlikely to adequately fight global warming, a top IPCC official said Sunday.
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More on Ancient skull from Galilee cave offers clues to first modern Europeans

More on Ancient skull from Galilee cave offers clues to first modern Europeans | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
While it is widely accepted that the origins of modern humans date back some 200,000 years to Africa, there has been furious debate as to which model of early Homo sapiens migration most plausibly led to the population of the planet -- and the...
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Why Cambodians Never Get 'Depressed'

Why Cambodians Never Get 'Depressed' | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
In many parts of the world, there's no direct translation for terms like depression or anxiety. Cambodians, for example, say "the water in my heart has fallen." So how does a doctor refill a heart?
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Mayans offered sacrifices to end drought at edge of sacred pool

Mayans offered sacrifices to end drought at edge of sacred pool | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
In the middle of the first millennia AD, Mayan civilization was being ravaged by a series of droughts that would ultimately lead to the collapses of major Mayan cities.
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55,000-Year-Old Skull Fossil Sheds New Light on Human Migration out of Africa

55,000-Year-Old Skull Fossil Sheds New Light on Human Migration out of Africa | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
A human skull fragment recently unearthed at Manot Cave in Israel provides strong evidence that both anatomically modern Homo sapiens and Neanderthals inhabited the southern Levant during the late Pleistocene and could have interbred 55,000 years...
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Archaeologist attempts to revive lost alcoholic beverages from ancient recipes ... - Ancient Origins

Archaeologist attempts to revive lost alcoholic beverages from ancient recipes ... - Ancient Origins | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
An archaeologist working with a brewery is recreating ancient beers from around the world, including Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Denmark, Honduras and China.
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Oldest modern human remains outside Africa found in Israel - Haaretz

Oldest modern human remains outside Africa found in Israel - Haaretz | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
55,000-year-old skull shows our ancestors did come out of Africa, and hints at what happened when they met their Neanderthal cousins.
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Lucid Dreamers are More Self-Reflective

Lucid Dreamers are More Self-Reflective | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
A new study has discovered that the area of the brain that enables self-reflection is larger in lucid dreamers — those people who can control their dreams.
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Got Bees? Got Vitamin A? Got Malaria?

Got Bees? Got Vitamin A? Got Malaria? | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
A new study shows that more than half the people in some developing countries could become newly at risk for malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals -- like bees -- continue to decline.
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B.C. First Nation bans bottled water and becomes first Indigenous 'Blue Community'

B.C. First Nation bans bottled water and becomes first Indigenous 'Blue Community' | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Tsal'alh adopted a resolution with the three criteria needed to become a Blue Community: recognizing of the human right to water, banning bottled water and promoting public water services.
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Capturing and storing carbon in soil: Is it real and can it scale?

Capturing and storing carbon in soil: Is it real and can it scale? | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Can beef production help restore ecosystems?
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Guatemala’s indigenous peoples change strategy to seek more political representation

Guatemala’s indigenous peoples change strategy to seek more political representation | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Guatemala’s indigenous peoples are organizing in a new political party to shift from traditional resistance to actually reaching seats of power.
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Federal environmental review makes Arctic drilling more likely

Federal environmental review makes Arctic drilling more likely | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
A revised environmental review of a contested Arctic oil lease makes drilling in the area far more likely, a development that has infuriated environmentalists.
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Anthro in the news 2/2/15

Anthro in the news 2/2/15 | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Applying anthropology: How to find a date for Valentine’s Day
As Valentine’s Day approaches, GMA News (The Philippines) offered a heads up about a Sunday, February 1, TV variety show, Ang Pinaka, with a panel on how to find your dream date.
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Modern languages show no trace of our African origins

Modern languages show no trace of our African origins | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
We can't assume that human migration affects language and genes the same way.
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Aboriginal folklore could be oldest accurate oral history in the world - Daily Mail

Aboriginal folklore could be oldest accurate oral history in the world - Daily Mail | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Traditional stories describe how the Great Barrier Reef, pictured, once formed part of the Queensland coastline while other islands around the continent were part of the mainland.
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The Icebergs Are Talking. We Just Have To Listen.

The Icebergs Are Talking. We Just Have To Listen. | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Glaciers moan and groan. They crackle, fizz and rumble. Researchers say the noises they make might help us understand how fast they're melting.
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Scientists Identify Neanderthal Genes in Modern Human DNA | Anthropology | Sci-News.com

Scientists Identify Neanderthal Genes in Modern Human DNA | Anthropology | Sci-News.com | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Researchers have shown that about 20 percent of the Neanderthal genome survives in humans of non-African ancestry.
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2,500-Year-Old Pharaonic Carvings, Two Obelisks Discovered in Egypt

A unique 2,500-year-old wall relief showing an unidentified pharaoh and two deities, a rare depiction of obelisks being cut and loaded onto boats, and two large sandstone obelisks have been discovered within the ancient quarry of Gebel el Silsila,...
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New Research Finds Memory More Selective Than Previously Thought

New Research Finds Memory More Selective Than Previously Thought | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
New research shows that people may have to “turn on” or prompt their memories to help them remember even the simplest details.
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Peru: Bids for Oil Extraction to Bring Trouble in Amazon

Peru: Bids for Oil Extraction to Bring Trouble in Amazon | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
This article was reposted from Cultural Survival, originally published January 16, 2015   The state of Peru is in the process of launching the bidding process for the largest oil concession in the country, Lot 192, which expires this year, while affected...
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2,400-Year-Old Coffin's 'Odd' Art Hints at Ancient Egypt's Brain Drain

2,400-Year-Old Coffin's 'Odd' Art Hints at Ancient Egypt's Brain Drain | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
An ancient Egyptian coffin with strange and amateurish decorations has been revealed, shedding light on a tumultuous period in Egyptian history when the Persian Empire was in control of the region.
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