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Who were the human species known as the...

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The Denisovans are a recently discovered human species, who lived (at least) in what is today Siberia and colonized the southeast Asian islands and China.



Public Archaeology - What Is Public Archaeology

2017-02-28T11:01:13Z

Public archaeology is the presentation of archaeological data to the public--but it is fraught with ethical considerations that make it a difficult and problematic study.



The Curly-Nosed Maya Rain God Chaac Had Ancient...

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Chaac was the Mayan god of rain, storms, water and lightning. Masks of the god's face called Chaac Masks are carved on many Maya temples.



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Viking raids were a characteristic of the Scandinavian early medieval pirates called the Vikings, particularly during the first 50 years of the Viking Age (~793-850)



Multiregional Hypothesis

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The Multiregional Hypothesis argues that our earliest hominid ancestors radiated out from Africa and Homo sapiens evolved from several different groups of Homo erectus in several places throughout the world.



What Science Has Learned of the Ancient...

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What Does the Egyptian Rosetta Stone Teach Us?

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The Rosetta stone is a block of dark granite found in Egypt in 1799, that literally transformed modern understanding of 3,000 years of Egyptian history.



Who Were the First Farmers of Europe and How...

2017-02-28T11:01:13Z

The Linearbandkeramik Culture (LBK) is the name given by German archaeologist F. Klopfleisch in 1884 to the first true farming communities in central Europe.



Olmec Timeline and Definition

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A guide to the Olmec civilization, including timelines, important sites, important facts, subsistence and settlement, burning issues, and a bibliography



Blackwater Draw, New Mexico, One of the First...

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Eleven thousand years ago, a small lake near Clovis, New Mexico, was populated with extinct forms of elephant, wolf, bison, and horse, and the people who hunted them.



Anthropology - What is Anthropology

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Anthropologists have many interests, traditionally defined in four fields: biological and cultural anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics. Here's a definition of this crucial concept provided by Michael Scullin.



Funnel Beaker Culture

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The Funnel Beaker Culture, called TRB for the abbreviation of its German name (Tricherrandbecher), is a subset of the Beaker culture.



When and Where were Donkeys First Domesticated?

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The modern donkey (Equus asinus) was bred from the wild African ass (E. africanus spp) in northeastern Africa during the predynastic period of Egypt, about 6,000 years ago.



What You've Always Wanted to Know about Otzi...

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The Iceman is the name of a 5,300-year-old human body discovered high in the Swiss/Italian Alps in 1991.



A 430,000 year old key to human evolution

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Deposits in the Sima de los Huesos site in Spain contain 28 hominid individuals, who together represent evidence of human speciation.



What Evidence is there for Norse Landings in...

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Archaeological excavations in Newfoundland, Canada, reveal evidence of a failed Viking colony on the Atlantic shore of the American continent.



Khotan (Xingjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of...

2017-02-28T11:01:13Z

Khotan in the Xingjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China, , anciently known as Yutien was an important stop on the Silk Road.



The Aztec Rain God Tlaloc was Based on a...

2017-02-28T11:01:13Z

The Aztec rain god, Tlaloc, was one of the most important in the Aztec pantheon, and distantly related to rain gods of other Mesoamerican cultures.



How Long Have Humans Been Consuming Alcohol?

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A timeline of the history of alcohol, when it was first developed and how it expanded into one of the most important social elements of modern culture.



When was the Common Bean Domesticated? And Who...

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The common bean's colorful past includes two domestication events: one in the Andes mountains of South America, and one in central Mexico.



Who Was the Aztec Goddess of Maguey and Pulque?

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Mayahuel is the name of the Aztec goddess of maguey, the agave plant from which pulque and mezcal are produced.



What 125 Years of Scientific Excavation Have...

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The site of Hisarlik in Turkey, is the probable location of Troy, a principal setting in the Greek poet Homer's great masterpiece, The Iliad.



What Do the Discoveries of Neanderthal and...

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The Out of Africa or African Replacement Hypothesis argues that every living human being is descended from a small group in Africa.



How Can Archaeologists Tell if an Animal is...

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The mechanism of domestication is an evolutionary one, and very slow; archaeological evidence for domestication of a particular animal is subtle.



How did Vikings make their livings?

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Over the 250 years of the period called the Viking Age, the economics of the people known as the Vikings changed and adapted, and sometimes failed.



Great Zimbabwe, the Great Stone House of the...

2017-02-28T11:01:13Z

Great Zimbabwe is an important African Iron Age site and the capital of the Zimbabwe kingdom between the 10th and 15th centuries AD.



What Was Living in the Indus Valley Capital...

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About 5,000 years ago, Harappa was one of a handful of capitals of the Indus Civilization located on the bank of the Ravi River in Punjab, Pakistan.



The Many Subfields of Archaeology

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Archaeology has many subfields--including both ways of thinking about archaeology and ways of studying archaeology



Pueblo Bonito - The Loveliest Great House in...

2017-02-28T11:01:13Z

Pueblo Bonito, or beautiful town, is the most famous of all the Anasazi Great Houses in the Ancestral Pueblo region of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.