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Science as a pioneer

...and Applied Mechanics in Novosibirsk since the early 1990s, with aerospace engineers working on the development of hypersonic transport systems. In archaeology there are very close scientific links between the two countries. For over 15 years German and Russian archaeologists have been working together on a n...

Domestic Animals Owe Varied Coats to Humans

...may have decided to change the coat of their livestock for a number of reasons," study co-author Greger Larson, a research fellow in the department of archaeology at Durham University in England, said in a news release issued by the school. "One is that it facilitated animal husbandry since it is easier to keep ...

DNA Helps Trace History of Human Migration

.... The study was published in the Aug. 5 advance online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . "There's a tradition in archaeology of saying people don't move very much; they just transfer ideas through space. We know that humans had to migrate at some point in their history, but ...
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Genome archaeology illuminates the genetic engineering debate

Genome Research's cover story for Oct. 2 tells a tale of "genome archaeology" by genetic researchers who dug deeply into the long history of maize and rice. Their resulting insights into plant genomic evolution may well fuel the fires of the genetically modified organism (GMO) controversy. "Our ...

CU-Boulder study shows Maya intensively cultivated manioc 1,400 years ago

... The ancient planting beds of the carbohydrate-rich tuber are the first and only evidence of an intensive manioc cultivation system at any New World archaeology site, said Sheets. While two isolated portions of the manioc field were discovered in 2007 following radar work and limited excavation, 18 large test ...

Fly like a bird through boom and bust

...nner School of Environment and Society, Libby Robin and Robert Heinsohn, have compiled the stories from 10 experts in fields such as ecology, history, archaeology and anthropology. Dr Robin, who is also a National Museum of Australia historian, said the series of case studies helps us to understand global cha...

University of Leicester archaeologist uncovers evidence of ancient chemical warfare

... scenes', in an attempt to understand exactly how these Romans died, and came to be lying where they were found. Dr James, Reader in the School of archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester, said: "It is evident that, when mine and countermine met, the Romans lost the ensuing struggle. Ca...

December 2008 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...but the nature and timing of these advances is not yet well understood. MSA archaeology at Gademotta, in the Main Ethiopian Rift Valley, is dated to older than 277...ed for the antiquity of the sites' ages, suggesting that more primitive MSA archaeology should be even older, and that the MSA evolved at different rates in differ...

Why your boss is white, middle-class and a show-off

...s based on hundreds of interviews and observations of health workers over a 15-year period. He used an evolutionary psychology approach incorporating archaeology and anthropology of the earliest known humans to compare with modern behaviours. It is hoped the research can be used to develop strategies to enc...

Britain's last Neanderthals were more sophisticated than we thought

...the site are technologically advanced and potentially older than tools in Britain belonging to our own species, Homo sapiens," says Dr Matthew Pope of archaeology South East based at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. "It's exciting to think that there's a real possibility these were left by some of the last Nean...

New technique determines the number of fat cells remains constant in all body types

... even after marked weight loss, indicating that the number of fat cells is set during childhood and adolescence. Carbon dating is typically used in archaeology and paleontology to date the age of artifacts. However, in this application, which appeared in the May 4 early online edition of the journal Nature, t...

Corn's roots dig deeper into South America

...nces (PNAS), U of C PhD student Sonia Zarrillo and archaeology professor Dr. Scott Raymond report that a new tech...ion and dispersal of maize has been a hot topic in archaeology for decades and these are the earliest indisputabl...h from charred food residues is a new technique in archaeology and it is exciting because it will stimulate resea...

Floating a big idea: MIT demos ancient use of rafts to transport goods

...ndergraduate student Leslie Dewan, working with Professor of Archeology and Ancient Technology Dorothy Hosler, of the Center for Materials Research in archaeology and Ethnology (CMRAE). The findings are being reported in the Spring 2008 issue of the Journal of Anthropological Research. The new work supports e...
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Wisconsin Historical Society Embraces New Web Site Technology

...ernmental institutions to add content to the site. The sites alterations were intended to make online research of the societys many resources, from archaeology and government records to museum collections and film, easier. I hope other state agencies will do this, Ellis said. Maybe someday wisconsin.gov...
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Stele

...tep... Today, forms of stele are still used, most often in war monuments. ... Interest in the stele phenomenon coincided with the beginnings of archaeology in ... Definition of stele from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Day, and word games. ...
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