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Archaeology

Five New Fossil Forests Found in Antarctica

(NATIONAL GEORGRAPHIC) by Elaina Zachos – Hundreds of millions of years ago, Antarctica was carpeted with prehistoric greenery. Now, scientists may have uncovered clues about what happened in the “Great

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Unstable Climate Forced Early Humans to be More Social and Creative

(ARS TECHNICA) by Kiona Smith – When times got tough, early humans got craftier, more social, and eventually brainier. Three new studies suggest that early humans in East Africa started

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Research Finds Little Genetic Change Since Stone Age in East Asia

(RTÉ News) – A team of Irish and international scientists has used sophisticated genetic sequencing techniques to establish that certain groups of people living in East Asia today are very

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Found: A Second North American Settlement That Was Likely Vikings

(ATLAS OBSCURA) – Satellite imagery led archeologists to a site that shows Viking-like activity. By Sarah Laskow Until 1960, when archaeologists first visited L’Anse aux Meadows, on the tip of

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Stronghold of the Kings in the North

(ARCHAEOLOGY) – Excavations at one of Britain’s most majestic castles help tell the story of an Anglo-Saxon kingdom. By Eric A. Powell On the windswept northeastern coast of England, Bamburgh

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New Thoughts on the Origins of Human Speech

(ARCHAEOLOGY) – GRENOBLE, FRANCE—The Associated Press reports that an international team of researchers led by Louis-Jean Boe of Grenoble Alpes University analyzed 1,335 vocalizations made by male and female baboons

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Big digs: The Year 2016 in Archaeology

(BBC) – 2016 had its fair share of exciting discoveries in the world of archaeology. Together, they reveal the human characteristics that unite us all and expose the impacts that

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