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Scientific African will be the first “mega-journal” in Africa. The first issue is scheduled to be published at the end of the summer.
Interviews with frontline staff uncovered that the gender gap in academic medicine has a negative impact.
If Heel Stone and Stone 16 were already placed, pointing at the solstice Sun, that could have given the site its significance for the people who lived nearby thousands of years ago.
“Some people think that the Carambolo Treasure comes from the East, from the Phoenicians,” says Ana Navarro, the director of the Archaeological Museum of Seville and one of the authors of a recent studyof the treasure published in the Journal of Archaeological Science. “With this work, we know that the gold was taken from mines in Spain.”
If 10 million researchers spend an hour per year trying to navigate clunky paywalls and university login pages just to read a few articles, that equates to 10 million hours per year of wasted time that could be better used in conducting research.
In recent years, genome sequencing has changed everything we thought about our origins and how we relate to early human species.
Two separate space missions will help to determine the composition the asteroids and test technology for retrieving their potential riches.
Archaeologists have found incredible evidence of a huge Wichita Indian town in Kansas that was once home to 20,000 people.
“This means that it is a tradition of over a thousand years that precedes the famous geoglyphs of the Nasca culture, which opens the door to new hypotheses about its function and meaning.”
“As an archaeologist, I share the excitement around how technology and techniques to study DNA are leaping ahead. But the “bone rush” to make new genetic discoveries has set off an ethical crisis.”
These strong, clever women sailed their way around the world, sometimes dressing as men, often continuing their journeys and work even as the men they were traveling with became ill and died.
Armed with satellites and drones, archaeologists discover new Nasca lines and dozens of other enigmatic geoglyphs carved into the earth.
Neanderthals lived to be fairly old and even had some of the signs of age related illnesses; an adult male Neanderthal survived bone fractures, and when he died, he was buried by members of his group.
A sculpture of a man’s head and two limestone lion statues were among the artifacts uncovered at the archaeological site.
An analysis of 115,000-year-old bone tools discovered in China suggests that the toolmaking techniques mastered by prehistoric humans there were more sophisticated than previously thought.