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Scientists Discover a New Understanding of Why Female Primates Outlive Males

Scientists Discover a New Understanding of Why Female Primates Outlive Males | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
World-renowned primatologist Patricia Wright co-authors a study that will be published online in the February 28 issue of Behavioral Ecology.
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Climate Change May Be Destroying World's Oldest-Known Mummies

Climate Change May Be Destroying World's Oldest-Known Mummies | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
The Chinchorros, who lived between modern-day Peru and Chile, mummified their dead at least 2,000 years before the Egyptians. But some mummies have begun to turn to ooze, so scientists investigated.
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Ancient fossils reveal diversity in the body structure of human ancestors

Ancient fossils reveal diversity in the body structure of human ancestors | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Recently released research on human evolution has revealed that species of early human ancestors had significant differences in facial features.
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Centuries-old DNA helps identify origins of slave skeletons found in Caribbean

Centuries-old DNA helps identify origins of slave skeletons found in Caribbean | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
More than 300 years ago, three African-born slaves died on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. No written records memorialized their fate, and their names and precise ethnic background remained a mystery.
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The Middle East's ancient legacy that the Islamic State cannot destroy

The Middle East's ancient legacy that the Islamic State cannot destroy | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
The Islamic State is smashing and plundering ancient Mesopotamian relics. But they won't be able to destroy the larger legacy of the cradle of civilization.
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Aboriginal legends an untapped record of natural history written in the stars - Phys.Org

Aboriginal legends an untapped record of natural history written in the stars - Phys.Org | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Aboriginal legends could offer a vast untapped record of natural history, including meteorite strikes, stretching back thousands of years, according to new UNSW research.
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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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Reports of third ancient site looted by IS militants

Reports of third ancient site looted by IS militants | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Iraq's government is investigating reports that the ancient archaeological site of Khorsabad in northern Iraq is the latest to be attacked by the Islamic State militant group.
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Over 500 artefacts found at Pakistan's Bhamala site

Over 500 artefacts found at Pakistan's Bhamala site | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
More than 500 potentially priceless artefacts have been unearthed at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bhamala in Haripur as excavation has been put on hold till the beginning of next year.
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Saving Chilean mummies from climate change

Saving Chilean mummies from climate change | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
At least two thousand years before the ancient Egyptians began mummifying their pharaohs, a hunter-gatherer people called the Chinchorro living along the coast of modern-day Chile and Peru developed elaborate methods to mummify not just elites but...
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Early Human Farmers Used Hunting for Social Cohesion

Early Human Farmers Used Hunting for Social Cohesion | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
RT @stevenrinella - Early Human Farmers Used #Hunting for Social Cohesion - TWS - http://t.co/OH4ojjuyYV #anthropology #society
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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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