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Archaeologists Reveal Massive Monumental Cemetery Built by Eastern Africa’s Earliest Herders Near Lake Turkana, Kenya

Stony Brook University

A groundbreaking study has found the earliest and largest monumental cemetery in eastern Africa built 5,000 years ago by early pastoralists living around Lake Turkana, Kenya. This group is believed to have lived without major inequalities and hierarchies, contradicting long-standing narratives about the origins of early civilizations. The study, led by Elisabeth Hildebrand, PhD, Department of Anthropology at Stony Brook University, will be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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15-Aug-2018 12:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698961

Study of Ancient Forefoot Joints Reveals Bipedalism in Hominins Emerged Early

Stony Brook University

In the first comprehensive study of the forefoot joints of ancient hominins, to be published online in PNAS, an international team of researchers conclude that adaptations for bipedal walking in primates occurred as early as 4.4 million years ago

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Article ID: 698465

Discovery of Copper Band Shows Native Americans Engaged in Trade More Extensively Than Previously Thought

Binghamton University, State University of New York

A research team including Matthew Sanger, assistant professor of anthropology at Binghamton University, State University at New York, has found a copper band that indicates ancient Native Americans engaged in extensive trade networks spanning far greater distances than what has been previously thought.

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ORNL develops new capability to evaluate human-driven change in Eastern U.S. streams

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A stream classification system developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory can help assess physical changes to United States streams and rivers from human influences and aid in more effective management of water resources.

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25-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697698

Archaeologists Identify Ancient North American Mounds Using New Image Analysis Technique

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University at New York have used a new image-based analysis technique to identify once-hidden North American mounds, which could reveal valuable information about pre-contact Native Americans.

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23-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697459

STUDY: Indigenous Peoples Own or Manage at Least One Quarter of World’s Land Surface

Wildlife Conservation Society

Indigenous Peoples have ownership, use and management rights over at least a quarter of the world’s land surface according to a new study published this week in the journal Nature Sustainability.

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16-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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    27-Jun-2018 8:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 696567

What Makes Dogs Man’s Best Friend?

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Using ancient dog DNA and DNA from modern village dogs, University of Michigan researchers find new genetic sites that may be responsible for important domestication traits--sites that are also connected to rare genetic syndromes in people.

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Article ID: 696552

Strange New Ape Species Discovered in China - Primate Anatomist Weighs in on Findings

Stony Brook University

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Fossils Reveal Ancient Primates Had Claws, and Nails Too

Stony Brook University

New fossil evidence shows that ancient primates – including one of the oldest known, Teilhardina brandti – had specialized grooming claws as well as nails. The findings, published online in the Journal of Human Evolution, suggest the transition from claws to nails was more complex than previously thought.

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20-Jun-2018 3:55 PM EDT
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Cornell research illuminates inaccuracies in radiocarbon dating

Cornell University

Radiocarbon dating is a key tool archaeologists use to determine the age of plants and objects made with organic material. But new research shows that commonly accepted radiocarbon dating standards can miss the mark — calling into question historical timelines.

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