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Study: Crisis in Syria has Ancient Precedent

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Drought, urban decline and government collapse ended Syria’s central economic role in the Middle East… 4200 years ago. Research from the University of Sheffield in England points to striking parallels between today’s war-torn Syria and political upheavals in the Bronze-Age Mesopotamian empire known as Akkadia. Ellery Frahm, of the university’s Department of Archeology, found the […]

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Ancient Stone Weapons Find in South Africa Hints at Complex Society

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Archaeologists digging at a site on the southern coast of South Africa have found a trove of sophisticated stone tools they believe were made 50,000 years before the technology to create them emerged in Europe and other regions of Africa. The finding, reported in the journal Nature, could mean that the first modern humans evolved […]

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Study Shows Ancient Human Relatives

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A famous research family that found fossils recently in northern Kenya says the discovery strengthens their theory that there were two other pre-human species in addition to the one that eventually led to modern humans eons ago. A team led by the daughter-in-law of famed paleontologist Louis Leakey found facial bones from one creature and […]

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Scientists Date Ancient Tools To Earlier Time

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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New research suggests that ancient humans made sophisticated stone tools much earlier than believed. A team of scientists from the United States and France say they used a technique to date mudstone from a site near Kenya’s Lake Turkana. They determined the age of ancient tools found there to be 1.76 million years old. Previous […]

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