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Cooking Plants in a Green Sahara

Cooking plants in a green Sahara, reported in Science (AAAS) News and ScienceDaily 19 December 2016, BBC News 20 December 2016, and Nature Plants doi:10.1038/nplants.2016.194, published online 19 December 2016. A group of researchers from the UK and Italy have studied 110 broken pieces of pottery from archaeological sites at Takarkori and Uan Afuda in […]

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Monkeys Make Stone Tools

Monkeys make stone tools, according to reports in Nature News and ScienceDaily 19 October 2016 and Nature (2016) doi:10.1038/nature20112, published online 19 October 2016. Sharp edged stone flakes with a distinctive conchoidal fracture are traditionally considered evidence of human or hominid stone tool production. Researchers from the University of Oxford, University College London and University […]

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Gay Caveman

“Gay Caveman” found, claim archaeologists in a report in Daily Telegraph 6 April 2011 and Yahoo!7 News 7 April 2011. Archaeologists in the Czech Republic have excavated the grave of a man who was laid on his left side with his head facing west. The grave also contained household jugs, including an oval shaped jug […]

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Ancient Farmers Grew Modern Maize

Ancient farmers grew modern maize, according to reports in New Scientist, 22 Nov 2003, p21 and Science vol 302, p1206, 14 Nov 2003. Cultivated maize (corn on the cob) is believed to be derived from a wild plant named teosinte. Teosinte is a branched plant with small kernels that are not very nutritious to humans. […]

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