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Who let the dogs out: When and how were dogs first domesticated?

Who let the dogs out: When and how were dogs first domesticated?

Ars Technica | 
We still don’t know exactly when or where dog domestication first happened; it already had a pretty complex history by ...
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Even small villages were ravaged by Black Death, mass grave in the UK shows

Ars Technica | 
Archaeologists recently excavated a mass burial of at least 48 men, women, and children on the grounds of a medieval ...
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Extra copies of Denisovan, Neanderthal DNA helped humans adapt to ancient environments

Ars Technica | 
University of Washington geneticist PingHsun Hsieh and his colleagues found Neanderthal and Denisovan versions of some genes in the genomes ...
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DNA found in 10,000-year-old ‘chewing gum’ sheds light on ancient Sweden

Ars Technica | 
In the 1990s, archaeologists recovered a few chewed-up lumps of birch bark pitch, some of which still held fingerprints and ...
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Glimpse into enslaved woman’s life offered by DNA found in clay pipe at Maryland plantation

Ars Technica | 
Clay pipes used for smoking were so common in the 1700s and 1800s that it’s not very remarkable to find ...
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300,000-year-old stone tools found in Saudi Arabian desert could shed light on human migration out of Africa

Ars Technica | 
Stone tools unearthed in Saudi Arabia’s inhospitable Nefud Desert indicate that members of our genus Homo had ventured beyond the ...
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Diagnosing deadly medieval fever epidemics through ancient DNA

Ars Technica | 
Many epidemics of fever ravaged Europe from ancient times through the early 20th century. But one disease stands out in ...
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Stone tool evolution study illuminates early human development

Ars Technica | 
For at least 2.6 million years, humans and our ancestors have been making stone tools by chipping off flakes of ...
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Ecological vanishing act: African rainforests disappeared, then bounced back

Ars Technica | 
Three thousand years ago, dense old-growth rainforests covered most of central Africa. But around 2,600 years ago, an event that ...
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What happened to the native Caribbeans? Ancient DNA could solve mystery

Ars Technica | 
The Bahamas weren’t settled until 1,500 years ago. The people who settled there are known as the Lucayan Taino, and ...
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