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A new study of hunter-gatherers suggests social networks sparked evolution of cooperation

A new study of hunter-gatherers suggests social networks sparked evolution of cooperation | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Ancient humans may not have had the luxury of updating their Facebook status, but social networks were nevertheless an essential component of their lives, a new study suggests.
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Prehistoric burial site on safer ground now

Prehistoric burial site on safer ground now | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Archaeological group purchases Windover land in Florida, protecting it from development.
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Quick Tips: How To Estimate The Chronological Age Of A Human Skeleton – Cranial Suture Closure Method.

Quick Tips: How To Estimate The Chronological Age Of A Human Skeleton – Cranial Suture Closure Method. | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
This is the 4th blog post in this Quick Tips series on chronologically dating human skeletal remains, if you haven’t read the first post click here to start at the beginning. In my previous blog po...
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A History of Slavery and Genocide Is Hidden in Modern DNA

A History of Slavery and Genocide Is Hidden in Modern DNA | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Genetic testing of people with Caribbean ancestry reveals evidence of indigenous population collapse and specific waves of slave trade
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Magnificent Silk - Medieval Histories

Magnificent Silk - Medieval Histories | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
The tomb of Henry VII in Pisa has revealed a fabulous 14th century silken shroud worked with lions ...
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The Archaeology News Network: An erotic epigram on an ostrakon from Rhodes

The Archaeology News Network: An erotic epigram on an ostrakon from Rhodes | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
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Sacrificial Virgins: Sex, Violence, and Imagination

Sacrificial Virgins: Sex, Violence, and Imagination | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
What is it with men who see sacrificed women and immediately begin to fantasize about their beauty and virginity? This was the story told about the Maya "Sacred Well", the Cenote at Chichen Itza, a...
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Wari, predecessors of the Inca, used restraint to reshape human landscape

Wari, predecessors of the Inca, used restraint to reshape human landscape | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
The Wari, a complex civilization that preceded the Inca empire in pre-Columbia America, didn't rule solely by pillage, plunder and iron-fisted bureaucracy, a Dartmouth study finds.
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'My mother and I are married to the same man': matrilineal marriage in Bangladesh

'My mother and I are married to the same man': matrilineal marriage in Bangladesh | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
When her widowed mother remarried, Parvin Rema, then 13, was part of the deal – one of several such arrangements in Bangladesh.
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Archaeology Magazine - The Fight for Ancient Sicily - Archaeology Magazine Archive

Archaeology Magazine - The Fight for Ancient Sicily - Archaeology Magazine Archive | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Rewriting one of the ancient world's most dramatic battlefield accounts
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ANTIGUA Y MEDIEVAL: La familia nuclear más vieja del mundo

ANTIGUA Y MEDIEVAL: La familia nuclear más vieja del mundo | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
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Apes in Medieval Art | Medieval Animal Data-Network

Apes in Medieval Art | Medieval Animal Data-Network | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Apes are the closest relatives of humans in the animal world. They look like us, yet they are completely different. The ambiguity between the form and beha...
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The Archaeology News Network: 6,000 year old bracelets found at Kanlitas tumulus

The Archaeology News Network: 6,000 year old bracelets found at Kanlitas tumulus | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
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A Scrimshaw Skull in Whales Exhibition

A Scrimshaw Skull in Whales Exhibition | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
See a scrimshaw-decorated skull of a rough-toothed dolphin, Steno bredanensis, featured in the special exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep, open only through Sunday, January 5, 2014.
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Ancient tattoos may have been used as medicine

Ancient tattoos may have been used as medicine | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
We know that many ancient peoples practiced tattooing, based on the body art we see represented in figurines and wall carvings.
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Names of Dogs in Ancient Greece

Names of Dogs in Ancient Greece | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
Adrienne Mayor (Wonders & Marvels Contributor) Imagine you live in ancient Greece. You are about to choose a new puppy. What should you call it?  There was a science to choosing and naming a dog in classical antiquity.
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Scientists Reveal the First European Faces Were Not ‘White’

Much to the dismay of any would-be 'White Supremacists,' scientists have recently revealed that the face of the first Europeans were surprisingly Sub-Saharan African in appearance.
The head of the prototypical ...
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Thames & Hudson Publishers | Essential illustrated art books | The Neanderthals Rediscovered

Thames & Hudson Publishers | Essential illustrated art books | The Neanderthals Rediscovered | Anthropology, Archaeology, and History | Scoop.it
The Neanderthals' story has recently been transformed thanks to new discoveries and paradigm-shattering scientific innovations.
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