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51 min ago | Science Daily

Microbes provide insights into evolution of human language

Research into Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a type of bacteria common in water and soil, shows that they can communicate in a way that was previously thought to be unique to humans and perhaps some other primates.


Related Topix: Alternative, Science

5 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Archaeologists lament loss of 4,470-year-old Indian artifacts at Marin development

Builders work at the site of the Rose Lane development in Larkspur, Calif. on Thursday, April 23, 2014.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Larkspur, CA, Graton, CA, Indio, CA, Walnut Creek, CA

9 hrs ago |

A visit to the Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings is the burial site of over 62 of the Pharaohs and one Queen of ancient Egypt, Hatshepsut.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Egypt, Archaeology, Science

13 hrs ago | Knutsford Guardian

Knutsford Roman hoard among secrets uncovered at Cheshire Archaeology Day

RESIDENTS are being invited to uncover secrets of Cheshire's past- including a hoard of Roman coins, brooches and rings from Knutsford - at Cheshire Archaeology Day.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, World News, United Kingdom, Cheshire County, England,

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Kansas City Star

Saudi Arabian prince promotes Nelson-Atkins exhibit, and his own nation, on a visit to Kansas City

Saudi Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud said the "Road to Arabia" exhibit "rewrites history."


Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Archaeology, Science, University of Denver, Syracuse University, Weird


Digging up lost, but not forgotten, history

It wasn't quite the gold mine they thought it could be, but one Charles City business owner is still excited to dig up a piece of history.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

The News Tribune

Pierce County sets rules for work to resume on Tanglewood Island

Ta-ha-do-Wa Camp for Boys is shown on Tanglewood Island in 1956. The roundhouse pavilion contained a dining area, meeting rooms and showers.


Related Topix: Pierce County, WA, Archaeology, Science, Gig Harbor, WA, Puyallup, WA


Archaeologists, tribe clash over Native remains

Archaeologists and Native Americans are clashing over Indian remains and artifacts that were excavated during a construction project in the San Francisco Bay Area, but then reburied at an undisclosed location.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

Sydney Morning Herald

Aboriginal scientific achievements recognised

Just one generation ago Australian schoolkids were taught that Aboriginal people couldn't count beyond five, wandered the desert scavenging for food, had no civilisation, couldn't navigate and peacefully acquiesced when Western Civilisation rescued them in 1788.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Entomology

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Race To Unearth Civil War-Era Artifacts Before Developer Digs In

About a dozen or so archaeologists in downtown Columbia, S.C. are focused on a 165-acre sliver of land that used to be a prisoner of war camp during the Civil War.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Columbia, SC, University of South Carolina

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Thewestmorland Gazette

Historians plan to keep on digging at Sizergh Castle

Jamie Lund, National Trust regional archaeologist, Allan Steward of Levens Local History Group, Mark Brennand, Cumbria historical environment officer and Stephen Read Gill Wood of Levens Local History Group A COMMUNITY archaeology venture is to be extended to assess how the ecology of South Lakeland has changed in the aeons since the last Ice Age.


Related Topix: Science, Archaeology, Cumbria County, England, United Kingdom,

Birthplace of the domesticated chili pepper, the world's most widely grown spice

Photo credit: Sean Mattson, STRI. Smithsonian archaeologist, Dolores Piperno, measures a teosinte plant growing under past climate conditions.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, North America, World News, Mexico, Davis, CA, UC Davis, Genetics, Medicine, Agriculture

Scientific American

Food Security and the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Layla Eplett writes about the anthropology of food. She has a Masters in Social Anthropology of Development from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and loves getting a taste of all kinds of culture--gastronomic, traditional, and sometimes accidentally, bacterial.


Related Topix: Health, HIV/AIDS, Science, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Medicine, Nutrition, Senegal, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

East Anglian Daily Times

West Suffolk: Roman skeletons discovered by Anglian Water in Barnham, Bardwell, Pakenham and Rougham

Skeletons that could date back as far as Roman Britain have been hailed as "exciting archaeological finds" after their discovery in west Suffolk.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

Sydney Morning Herald

More Fromelles Diggers identified

As many as 20 soldiers killed in Australia's bloodiest 24 hours in battle have been identified, almost a century after they were lost at Fromelles during the nation's first action on the Western Front.


Related Topix: Science

Daily Journal

Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Argus

The secrets of the community behind "Whitehawk's Stonehenge" are set to be uncovered.

Whitehawk Camp Community Archaeology Project has won almost A 100,000 of Heritage Lottery Fund support for a new community-based archaeology project.


Related Topix: Science, Archaeology, East Sussex County, England, United Kingdom, World News, West Sussex County, England


Researchers Determine Home of Chili Pepper Farming

Chili peppers reign as the world's most widely cultivated spice crop; farmers grow them in bulk, and self-described chili-heads breed ever-spicier varieties of the fruit.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Archaeology, Genetics, Medicine, Davis, CA, UC Davis, UC Berkeley

The Labradorian

Anthropologist chronicles struggles of Innu, Inuit against oppression

Governments forced the Innu and Inuit of Labrador into "concentration villages" and even the most recently constructed of the communities failed their needs, concludes a New York-based researcher in a new book.


Related Topix: Science, City University of New York, North America, Canada, World News

The Times of Israel

Spanish town of 'Kill Jews' to vote on name change

And now the mayor of the small Spanish town of Castrillo Matajudios - which means Castrillo Kill Jews in English - has said residents will get the opportunity to vote on a name change.


Related Topix: Spain, World News, Archaeology, Science


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