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New fossils of oldest American primate

(PhysOrg.com) -- Johns Hopkins researchers have identified the first ankle and toe bone fossils from the earliest North American true primate, which they say suggests that our earliest forerunners may have dwelled or moved ...

dateNov 16, 2011 in Archaeology & Fossils
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An excavation is no camping trip

The Greeks were not always in such dire financial straits as today. But is it necessary to look as far back as these Bonn archeologists did in order to see a huge, flourishing Greek commercial area? They have just discovered ...

dateNov 14, 2011 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Uncovering the Kingdom of Israel

In addition to many findings dating back to the Kingdom of Israel (some 3,000 years ago), remains of a Persian city (2,400 years ago) and a Byzantine town (1,500 years ago) have been exposed at the site. Plans are in place ...

dateJul 05, 2011 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Iraq's ancient Ur treasures 'in danger'

Standing before the imposing ziggurat which was once part of a temple complex at the Sumerian capital of Ur, Iraqi archaeologist Abdelamir Hamdani worried about the natural elements that are eating away at one of the wonders ...

dateJun 19, 2011 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Early French had a taste for beer

Evidence of beer making in Mediterranean France, as far back as the 5th century BC, has been unearthed by Laurent Bouby from the CNRS - Centre de Bio-Archeologie et d'Ecology in Montepellier, France, and colleagues. Their ...

dateJun 14, 2011 in Archaeology & Fossils
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