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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.
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)
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 . 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.
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.