When Dr. Selden was scanning pottery and artifacts from the collections earlier this year he took time to record a few of the spectacular bones from our many kills at the Clovis site. Here is a movable 3D scan of a partial Bison antiquus skull found in Clovis context. If that’s not interesting, I don’t […]
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26 June 2014
According to the oldest fossil evidence of human feces ever discovered, the extinct species known as Neanderthals probably ate vegetables. Researchers from the University of La Laguna on the Canary Islands in Spain, working along with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, analyzed fossil samples that include 50 thousand year-old feces from a Neanderthal campfire site close to Alicante, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
According to the oldest fossil evidence of human feces ever discovered, the extinct species known as Neanderthals probably ate vegetables.
Researchers from the University of La Laguna on the Canary Islands in Spain, working along with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, analyzed fossil samples that include 50 thousand year-old feces from a Neanderthal campfire site close to Alicante, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
Data from the study shows that the Neanderthal diet was…
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Astounding archaeology discovery places inland human occupation of Australia at 49,000 years
2 November 2016
The find has pushed back the date of such occupation by 10,000 years to about 49,000 years ago.
Warratyi cave’s astounding archaeological evidence
One of the traditional owners of the area, Clifford Coulthard, who is a co-author of the study, said the findings weren’t really a surprise to him.
“Our old people know we’ve been here a long time,” he said.
The authors of the study, published on Thursday in Nature, said it finally settles the question of whether…
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Sealed Up by Steve Dunn Hanson
Publication date: August 1st 2016
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
The Da Vinci Code unsettles. SEALED UP shakes to the core!
UCLA anthropologist Nathan Hill, in a funk since his young wife’s death, learns of staggering millennia-old chronicles sealed up somewhere in a Mesoamerica cliff. This bombshell rocks him out of his gloom, and he leads a clandestine expedition to uncover them. What are they? Who put them there? No one knows. But, self-absorbed televangelist Brother Luke, who funds the expedition, thinks he does. If he’s right, his power-hunger will have off-the-charts gratification.
Striking Audra Chang joins Nathan in his pursuit and brings her own shocking secret. As they struggle through a literal jungle of puzzles and dead ends, she finds herself falling in love with Nathan. Her secret, though, may make that a non-starter.
When a shaman with a thirst for human…
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From the landing of the Pilgrim’s at Plymouth Rock, to some of the most famous battles in US history, Massachusetts has a very rich archaeological history that deserves to be celebrated! Begun in 1992, archaeology month is a state-wide celebration of archaeology and historical preservation around the world! Schools, museums, and other organizations will be holding special events around the state where you can learn about everything from different archaeological projects happening across the state, to what happens in an archaeological lab. No matter your age or location, you’re bound to find an activity the whole family can enjoy.
For a complete list of all of the events happening across the state this month, check out the official calendar here:
Scientists say that fossils found on an Indonesian island in 2014 belong to ancestors of the so-called “hobbits,” our extinct, 3 ½ -foot-tall evolutionary cousins that gained fame more than a decade ago after their remains were found in a cave there. The fossils are about 700,000 years old, extending the hobbit story far backward from the original remains, which date to just 50,000 years ago. Scientists say the six isolated teeth and a jaw fragment come either from hobbits or a related species. The fossils were excavated about 46 miles from the cave where the first hobbit remains were found. The discovery on the island of Flores was described in two papers published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The newfound fossils “strongly suggest” that the hobbits evolved from members of Homo erectus living in Asia, Yousuke Kaifu of Tokyo’s National Museum of Nature and Science told Reuters. Paleontologist Gerrit…
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There are a lot of things that go into a successful project. We’ve been inventorying field gear and project supplies, getting emergency contact forms filled out, finalizing safety protocols and on and on. Kaare Erickson is up from Anchorage for a week or so to help get the gear organized for the Walakpa season, plus another project we’re doing right after that. He’s heading back down next weekend and will do some serious shopping (& screen building) before he comes back up for the field season.
Today we decided to try to get down to Walakpa to see how the site was. Some folks have made it down (including someone in a truck, supposedly. Sean Gunnells, who worked at Walakpa in 2013 came along, and we headed down on ATVs. Alas, yesterday’s snow was not helpful, and the Honda kept bogging down, since it had less ground clearance than the Polarises…
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