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Finding footprints: how ancient people affect modern landscapes | ASU News

Finding footprints: how ancient people affect modern landscapes | ASU News | History | Scoop.it
Additional authors: pzriokaASU scientists are exploring the impact of past people's actions on present-day ecosystems.Alternate Text: Rock terracesIs event: 0Image Caption: Ancient rock terraces installed by the
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Rome can be built in a day | Past Horizons

Rome can be built in a day | Past Horizons | History | Scoop.it
Cities such as Venice and of course Rome, including their ancient landmarks, can be digitized in just a matter of
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Grapes domesticated 8,000 years ago - Science Fair: Science and Space News - USATODAY.com

Grapes domesticated 8,000 years ago  - Science Fair: Science and Space News - USATODAY.com | History | Scoop.it
Grapes domesticated 8,000 years ago - Science Fair: Science and Space News - USATODAY.com
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Civil War ironclad's iconic engine gets first look - Technology & science - Science - OurAmazingPlanet - msnbc.com

Civil War ironclad's iconic engine gets first look - Technology & science - Science - OurAmazingPlanet - msnbc.com | History | Scoop.it
Almost 150 years later, conservators are getting the first up-close look at the sunken USS Monitor's 30-ton steam engine, an engineering wonder of its day, and the mighty heart of a ship that played a notable role in America's Civil War.
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Shackleton's whisky goes home - History, Life & Style - The Independent

Shackleton's whisky goes home -                    History, Life & Style - The Independent | History | Scoop.it
A case of whisky left behind by explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and buried under the Antarctic ice for more than a century is being returned to Scotland by an Indian businessman who hopes to recreate the historic tipple. (#Shackleton's hidden whisky supplies found after 100 years. The lengths taken to keep a hip flask filled up! http://ow.ly/3FQ15 ~Rach)
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Oldest Domesticated Dog in Americas Found—Was Human Food

Oldest Domesticated Dog in Americas Found—Was Human Food | History | Scoop.it
A skull fragment from a Texas cave shows that humans were breeding—and eating—dogs as early as 9,400 years ago, scientists say.
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How Have We Changed? (Have We Changed?) - DayRiffer

How Have We Changed? (<em>Have</em> We Changed?) - DayRiffer | History | Scoop.it
How Have We Changed? (Have We Changed?)

< something I asked while visiting Pompeii.
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Membership has its privileges | john hawks weblog

Membership has its privileges | john hawks weblog | History | Scoop.it
A new paper in PNAS by Erik Trinkaus covers the mortality patterns of old versus young adults in Neandertals, early modern humans in the Levant and early Upper Paleolithic people of Europe [1]. The paper has gotten a lot of attention from the press, including the NY Times: "Life Span of Early Man Same as Neanderthals’". Reporters worldwide (so far, 30 articles in Google News) were relying on a press release issued from Trinkaus' university.
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tehran times : Over 500 ancient artifacts unearthed in northeastern Iran

tehran times :   Over 500 ancient artifacts unearthed in northeastern Iran | History | Scoop.it
Tehran Times Daily NewsPaper
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Pictures: Blackbeard's Ship Yields Ornamental Sword

Pictures: Blackbeard's Ship Yields Ornamental Sword | History | Scoop.it
A gilded sword hilt has been recovered from Blackbeard's shipwreck off North Carolina. Could it have belonged to the 18th-century pirate?
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Earliest Known Winery Found in Armenian Cave

Earliest Known Winery Found in Armenian Cave | History | Scoop.it
In the same Armenian cave where the oldest known leather shoe was found, barefoot winemakers were likely stomping grapes 6,000 years ago.
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AFP: Tomb of pre-Columbian noble discovered in Peru

AFP: Tomb of pre-Columbian noble discovered in Peru | History | Scoop.it
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Matrix codes catalogue archaeological artefacts | Past Horizons

Matrix codes catalogue archaeological artefacts | Past Horizons | History | Scoop.it
A research team from Barcelona have created an innovative system to register archaeological artefacts which eliminates problems with manual
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Japanese team finds 2 new geoglyphs on Peru's Nazca Plateau › Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

Japanese team finds 2 new geoglyphs on Peru's Nazca Plateau › Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion | History | Scoop.it
A Japanese research team said Tuesday it has discovered two new geoglyphs on Peru’s Nazca Plateau, which is designated as…
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Mathematical model explains how complex societies emerge, collapse

Mathematical model explains how complex societies emerge, collapse | History | Scoop.it
The instability of large, complex societies is a predictable phenomenon, according to a new mathematical model that explores the emergence of early human societies via warfare. Capturing hundreds of years of human history, the model reveals the dynamical nature of societies, which can be difficult to uncover in archaeological data.
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Neanderthals' ugly faces weren't adaptations to cold - life - 13 January 2011 - New Scientist

Neanderthals' ugly faces weren't adaptations to cold - life - 13 January 2011 - New Scientist | History | Scoop.it
Scans of the skulls of Neanderthals suggest the shape of their faces didn't evolve to warm inhaled air
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Caligula's tomb. Or is it? | Past Horizons

Caligula's tomb. Or is it? | Past Horizons | History | Scoop.it
Italian police think they have been led to the tomb of Caligula after the arrest of a
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Dienekes' Anthropology Blog: Researchers to drill hobbit tooth for DNA

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog: Researchers to drill hobbit tooth for DNA | History | Scoop.it
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Caligula's tomb found

Caligula's tomb found | History | Scoop.it
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Global Arab Network | Syria: Byzantine coins and water tank unearthed in archaeological city of Apamea | Related news from Syria

Global Arab Network | Syria: Byzantine coins and water tank unearthed in archaeological city of Apamea | Related news from Syria | History | Scoop.it
Global Arab Network - By R. Milhem
Syria (Hama) – the National Excavation Mission has unearthed some archaeological coins, clay pieces and water tank at the archaeological Bath of Acriba,
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Blackbeard’s Sword, Found! Archaeologists Discover Pirate Treasure Off North Carolina Coast - TIME NewsFeed

Blackbeard’s Sword, Found! Archaeologists Discover Pirate Treasure Off North Carolina Coast   - TIME NewsFeed | History | Scoop.it
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