Old Lions Department: Historian Bernard Weisberger at Age 95  [LINK]
What’s he doing now? Writing a memoir, teaching himself Spanish, and vowing to read (at long last) Henry Adams’s “History of the Administrations of Jefferson and Madison.” [Read More]
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A sub-desert savanna spread across Madrid 14 million years ago  [LINK]
(Universidad Complutense de Madrid) The current landscape of Madrid city and its vicinity was really different 14 million years ago. A semi-desert savanna has been inferred for the center of the Iberi... [Read More]
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Professor publishes archaeological research on social inequality  [LINK]
(The University of Montana) The origins of social inequality might lie in the remnants of ancient Eurasia's agricultural societies, according to an article recently published in the major science jour... [Read More]
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Human evolution was uneven and punctuated, suggests new research  [LINK]
(Elsevier) Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer than we thought in Southern Iberia -- what is now Spain -- long after they had died out everywhere else, according to new research publishe... [Read More]
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'Wooden shoe' rather wear sneakers?  [LINK]
(University of Western Ontario) Bio-archeologists have discovered a pattern of unusual bone chips in the feet of clog-wearing 19th-Century Dutch farmers -- injuries that offer clues to the damage we m... [Read More]
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Blasphemy on Trial  [LINK]
In June 1976, Gay News magazine published a poem that – as the subject of a high profile blasphemy trial a year later – was described as ‘the ultimate in profanity’. Whitehouse... [Read More]
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Researchers chart rising inequality across millennia  [LINK]
(Washington State University) Researchers at Washington State University and 13 other institutions have found that the arc of prehistory bends towards economic inequality. In the largest study of its ... [Read More]
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World's longest sauropod dinosaur trackway brought to light  [LINK]
(CNRS) In 2009, the world's largest dinosaur tracks were discovered in the French village of Plagne, in the Jura Mountains. Since then, a series of excavations at the site has uncovered other tracks, ... [Read More]
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Archaeologists find earliest evidence of winemaking  [LINK]
(University of Toronto) Excavations in the Republic of Georgia by the Gadachrili Gora Regional Archaeological Project Expedition (GRAPE), a joint undertaking between the University of Toronto and the ... [Read More]
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A Blueprint for Byzantine Power  [LINK]
An embattled emperor offered guidance to his successors in the shape of a ‘mirror for princes’. ... [Read More]
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Ink from ancient Egyptian papyri contains copper  [LINK]
(University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Humanities) Until recently, it was assumed that the ink used for writing was primarily carbon-based at least until the fourth and fifth centuries AD. But in a ne... [Read More]
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Neolithic farmers coexisted with hunter-gatherers for centuries in Europe  [LINK]
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) New research answers a long-debated question among anthropologists, archaeologists and geneticists: when farmers first arrived in Europe, how di... [Read More]
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The Sultan and the Sultan  [LINK]
Faced with a vast, decaying empire, the Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid II ruled with an iron fist, curtailing press freedom, promoting Islam and severing ties with the West. His similarities with Turk... [Read More]
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UC philosopher uses 'imagination' to help break political, sustainability barriers  [LINK]
(University of Cincinnati) A new book by UC philosopher addresses global environmental degradation head-on using unique tools to create inclusive policy change and economic justice. [Read More]
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Height and weight evolved at different speeds in the bodies of our ancestors  [LINK]
(University of Cambridge) The largest study to date of body sizes over millions of years finds a 'pulse and stasis' pattern to hominin evolution, with surges of growth in stature and bulk occurring at... [Read More]
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Man's earliest ancestors discovered in southern England  [LINK]
(University of Portsmouth) Fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset in the UK. The two teeth are from small, rat-like creatures that lived ... [Read More]
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Science meets archaeology with discovery that dental X-rays reveal Vitamin D deficiency  [LINK]
(McMaster University) Human teeth hold vital information about Vitamin D deficiency, a serious but often hidden condition that can now be identified by a simple dental X-ray, McMaster anthropologists ... [Read More]
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Pushed into it?  [LINK]
Hospital or home birth has rarely been a simple choice. [Read More]
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Archaeologists unearth 'masterpiece' sealstone in Greek tomb  [LINK]
(University of Cincinnati) Archaeologists with the University of Cincinnati are documenting artifacts contained within their amazing 2015 find, the tomb of the Griffin Warrior in Greece. But the 3,500... [Read More]
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Birth of Antoine-Joseph ‘Adolphe’ Sax  [LINK]
The inventor of the saxotromba, saxhorn, saxtuba and saxophone was born on 6 November 1814. [Read More]
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Martin Luther’s 95 Tweets?  [LINK]
No one knows if he nailed them to the church door or not. [Read More]
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Why Are So Many People Angry about History?  [LINK]
What’s really behind the controversy involving John Kelly’s views on the Civil War. [Read More]
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