Friday , December 14 2018

Archeaology

2.4-Million-Year-Old Stone Tools, Cutmarked Bones Found in Algeria

An international team of archaeologists and paleoanthropologists has uncovered 2.4-million-year-old stone artifacts and cutmarked bones at the archaeological site of Ain Boucherit in Algeria. The discovery, reported in the journal Science, suggests that humans’ ancestors inhabited the Mediterranean fringe in North Africa much earlier than previously thought. The Ain Boucherit …

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Archaeologists Uncover Remnants of Ancient City of Tenea

Archaeologists in Greece have unearthed what they believe are the remnants of the long-lost ancient city of Tenea. An aerial view of the archaeological excavation site near Chiliomodi, Greece. Image credit: Greek Culture Ministry. Tenea was an ancient Greek (then Roman) city founded in the 12th or 13th century BC. …

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Birthplace of Cacao Identified in Amazon Region

An international team of scientists has found that the upper Amazon region gave birth to the domesticated Theobroma cacao, the plant from which chocolate is made. Zarrillo et al report the earliest evidence of cacao use in the Americas and the first archaeological example of its pre-Columbian use in South …

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