Tara Ezell

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Who is Lucy the Australopithecus and why was Barack Obama allowed to touch that fossil?

Google has marked the anniversary of the discovery of the fossilised remains in 1974 with a special Google Doodle<p>41 years ago, a team of archaeologists working in Ethiopia discovered the remnants of an ancient skeleton that became a vital missing piece in the puzzle of how humans came to …

‘Grandparent genes’ discovered by scientists

Grandparents are genetically programmed to care for their grandchildren, a new study suggests.<p>Genes which ensure the survival of grandparents so that they can care for grandchildren and pass on wisdom to future generations, have been found by scientists.<p>Special gene variants, which appear in large …

Biology

Australopithecus africanus: Strong hands for a precise grip

Pre-Homo human ancestral species, such as Australopithecus africanus, used human-like hand postures much earlier than was previously thought<p>Some of …

Long dry spell doomed Mexican city 1,000 years ago

Archaeologists continue to debate the reasons for the collapse of many Central American cities and states, from Teotihuacan in Mexico to the Yucatan …

UC Berkeley

Newfound 'Gospel of the Lots of Mary' Discovered in Ancient Text

A 1,500-year-old book that contains a previously unknown gospel has been deciphered. The ancient manuscript may have been used to provide guidance or …

Archaeology

Mysterious 14,000-year-old leg bone may belong to archaic human species

Scientists say a fossilized femur belongs to an ancient human species thought to be long extinct by the time this person walked the Earth. That leg …

Why Humans Have Slender Faces and Neanderthals Don't

Neanderthals had protruding facial features because of the way their bodies deposited and dealt with bone, a new study finds.<p>In Neanderthals, facial …

Creationism Whistleblower: ‘Academic Freedom’ Is Sneak Attack on Evolution

The ‘intelligent design’ push in public classrooms failed a decade ago, but since then Darwin’s haters have returned with a new strategy disguised as …

Education

Archaeologists Return to Neanderthal Cave as ISIS Pushed from Iraq

As the terrorist group ISIS is pushed out of northern Iraq, archaeologists are resuming work in the region, making new discoveries and figuring out …

The Iceman's gut bacteria reveals human migration patterns

Since his discovery in 1991, Ötzi the “Iceman” — an intact, naturally mummified man believed to have lived in the Italian Alps approximately 5,300 …

Roman Sanitation Practices May Have Spread Parasites

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND—Archaeological evidence suggests that Europeans conquered by the Roman Empire experienced a gradual increase in intestinal …

'Entire streets' of Roman London uncovered in the City

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/969000/969080_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526732142_83933acc8c600965ece9533b1297b518<p><b>An archaeological dig in the heart of the City "will transform our understanding" of Roman London, experts claim.</b><p>About 10,000 finds have been discovered, …

Archaeology

Fred McGriff should be a Hall of Famer

During the course of the Hall of Fame voting process, the hordes of baseball fans on Twitter can be fairly merciless to those brave enough to reveal …