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Origins of Indonesian hobbits finally revealed

by Dave Sadler
The most comprehensive study on the bones of Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, has found that they most likely evolved from an ancestor in Africa and not from Homo erectus as has been widely believed. Continue…

Can We Learn from the History of Ancient Cities?

by Dave Sadler
The short answer is yes—and we are learning about how ancient civilizations operated and governed themselves. As archaeologists continue to uncover evidence in Mesoamerican societies (located in present-day Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize), we have discovered…

Untangling the Ancient Inca Code of Strings

by Dave Sadler
Two vibrant bundles of string, over 10,000 feet high in the Peruvian Andes, may hold clues for deciphering the ancient code of the Inca civilization. Kept as heirlooms by the community of San Juan de Collata, the strings are khipus, devices of twisted and tied cords once used…

Anthropology, New Mexico Fieldwork, & The Archaeological Conservancy

by Dave Sadler
The path to my spot on the Conservancy Board began early and ran a ragged course. I was born in Provo, Utah, but since both of my parents grew up in small towns in southwestern Utah we visited grandparents and other relatives…

Another female Bronze Age icon is now known to have travelled across Europe

by Dave Sadler
Egtved Girl is not alone: Skrydstrup Woman also travelled far and wide, say scientists after analysing Skrydstrup Woman’s hair, teeth, and bones. Continue reading - Another female Bronze Age icon is now known to have…

Ancient tissue found in 195 million-year-old dinosaur rib

by Luke Higgins
                      It might be the oldest soft tissue sample ever found. Researchers discovered ancient collagen and protein remains preserved in the ribs of a dinosaur that walked the Earth…

New Research Sheds Light on Peru’s Nazca Lines

by Luke Higgins
                                                    YAMAGATA, JAPAN—Researchers from Yamagata University think that the Nazca Lines may…

Oldest Human Remains Found In Americas Are From Teenager Who Fell To Her Death In A Cave

by Dave Sadler
An ancient human whose skeleton was discovered in an underwater cave may have given birth before she fell to her death. At a ripe old age of 13,000 years, her remains are the oldest human ones ever found in…

25 Best States For Anthropologists and Archaeologists

by Dave Sadler
If you are an archaeologist or anthropologist looking for a new state to call home, then we got a perfect list for you – best states for archaeologists and anthropologists. If you’re looking to make an educated decision about relocating based on your career,…

Decorated bird bone suggests Neanderthals had eye for aesthetics

by Dave Sadler
A 40,000 year old piece of raven bone that was etched with near-even lines suggests Neanderthals had an eye for aesthetics, French researchers said Wednesday. Neanderthals, who were cousins of modern men and who disappeared some 38,000…
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