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Humans news stories

Aboriginal artists from Australia narrate their history
24th July 2018 | sundayguardianlive.com | Ancient, Humans

Most exhibits in this show, which features 102 artworks, could be read as critical commentary on European colonialists who arrived in Australia in 1788.

Archaeologists Find Unexpected Contents Inside Alexandria Coffin
20th July 2018 blogs.discovermagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

Inside were three disarticulated skeletons floating in sewer water, and likely are of military officers or soldiers. The dates they lived are yet to be determined.

The origin of humans is not East Africa. It’s much broader.
20th July 2018 bigthink.com | Ancient, Humans

The researchers used a multidisciplinary approach to this study because, as they write, evolution is complex.

Ancient Stone Toolmakers Came To North America Far Earlier Than Clovis People
20th July 2018 | techtimes.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Researchers have found new evidence that the first humans settled in North America much earlier than the Clovis culture that peopled the early Americas.

Ancient American farmers supplemented poor diet through fungus infection
20th July 2018 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

Eating only maize leads to disease, and why the Basketmaker II people didn’t fall ill has long been a mystery. Now it’s been solved.

Minnesota pipeline a step closer to being replaced. Native Americans and environmentalists are ready for a fight
20th July 2018 edition.cnn.com | Animal Life, Earth, Humans

The Minnesota pipeline at the center of this latest battle is a replacement for an existing pipeline called Line 3.

There There by Tommy Orange review – Native American stories
20th July 2018 | theguardian.com | Humans

A sorrowful, beautiful debut novel follows a group of young “Urban Indians” struggling to make sense of their identity.

Research on British teeth unlocks potential for new insights into ancient diets
20th July 2018 | eurekalert.org | Ancient, Humans

In the modern samples, the researchers found proteins that reflected a global British diet, such as those related to potatoes, soybeans and peanuts, as well as milk proteins.

How Tasmania’s Aboriginal people reclaimed a language, palawa kani
20th July 2018 theconversation.com | Ancient, Humans

Palawa kani (“Tasmanian Aboriginal people speak”), is based on surviving spoken and written remnants of the island’s original languages.

Evidence of Salmonella Paratyphi C found for the first time in medieval northern Europe
20th July 2018 | sciencedaily.com | Ancient, Humans

Genome research suggests that enteric fever, a potentially lethal disease more commonly found in hot countries, was present in medieval Europe.

White Clover Can Be an Annoying Weed. It May Also Hold Secrets to Urban Evolution.
20th July 2018 | nytimes.com | Earth, Humans

The ubiquitous plant alters its defense systems in a tougher environment, prompting researchers to call it a perfect test species for study as urban areas expand.

How Enslaved Chefs Helped Shape American Cuisine
20th July 2018 | smithsonianmag.com | Humans

Black cooks created the feasts that gave the South its reputation for hospitality.

‘Apollo 11’ film to show first moon landing like never before
20th July 2018 | collectspace.com | Humans, Space, Tech

“Apollo 11,” from director Todd Douglas Miller, will feature never-before-seen large format film footage of the 1969 mission that landed astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon.

Archaeologists find earliest evidence of bread
18th July 2018 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans, Tech

Tiny specks of bread have been found in fireplaces used by hunter-gatherers 14,000 years ago, predating agriculture by thousands of years.

How to come up with better ideas, according to scientists who developed a new theory of human evolution
18th July 2018 qz.com | Ancient, Humans

This complex new view emerged from a sophisticated approach by scientists with different specialties from institutions around the world.

Saving A Critically Endangered Aboriginal Language in Australia
18th July 2018 | voanews.com | Ancient, Humans

Indigenous elders in central Australia are leading efforts to save a critically endangered language. Of the estimated 300 Indigenous languages that once existed in Australia, only 90 are still spoken.

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