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Birds have been adapting to human activity for millennia

Birds have been adapting to human activity for millennia

Roughly 14,500 to 10,500 years ago humans created a habitat for birds that would otherwise have migrated, a new study reveals.
Researchers attempt to document Gullah Geechee history

Researchers attempt to document Gullah Geechee history

Within the depths of the lower Cape Fear and Brunswick rivers lie remnants of the region's history of rice cultivation and the enslaved West Africans and their descendants.
Stellenbosch Ancient Studies Research Seminar 2024

Stellenbosch Ancient Studies Research Seminar 2024

Seminars happen in hybrid format at 17:00 (SAST) on Tuesdays: in-person in Arts 332 (Arts and Social Sciences Building, cnr Ryneveld and Merriman in Stellenbosch), and online via Microsoft Teams.
Insight into the cave life of early human settlements in the Amazon

Insight into the cave life of early human settlements in the Amazon

Some of the earliest people to migrate to South America during the late Pleistocene era turned shallow caves in the Amazon into homes and safe havens.
Did Eurasia’s dominant East-West axis “turn the fortunes of history”?

Did Eurasia’s dominant East-West axis “turn the fortunes of history”?

New research shows that environmental barriers have influenced the spread of cultural innovations but do not consistently favour Eurasia.
Cultural Heritage in Crisis: People Oriented

Cultural Heritage in Crisis: People Oriented

This multi-year workshop centers on the people behind cultural heritage before, during, and after conflict.
Website Turin Papyrus Collection

Website Turin Papyrus Collection

The Museo Egizio in Turin has its own website for the Turin Papyrus Collection.
“Until death do us part”

“Until death do us part”

The journal article explores the funerary deposition of animal remains and the nature of joint human-animal burials at Seminario Vescovile.
Unesco Releases Gaza Strip Damage Assessment Report

Unesco Releases Gaza Strip Damage Assessment Report

20 of the sites designated as of interest are located in Gaza City (Gaza Governorate), one in Jabalia and one in Rafah
Excavation at Kalavasos-Laroumena and Arkhangelos

Excavation at Kalavasos-Laroumena and Arkhangelos

The Kalavasos-Laroumena Archaeological project studies the Middle Cypriot Bronze Age (c. 2000-1650BC) in the Vasilikos Valley.
Teaching Ancient Egypt in Museums: Pedagogies in Practice

Teaching Ancient Egypt in Museums: Pedagogies in Practice

The volume explores what best practices in museum pedagogy look like when working with ancient Egyptian material culture.
The life of a Stone Age man has been mapped

The life of a Stone Age man has been mapped

Researchers are now able to state that “Vittrup Man” travelled across a wide geographical area during his lifetime.
Anthropologists’ research unveils Early Stone plaza in the Andes

Anthropologists’ research unveils Early Stone plaza in the Andes

Two University of Wyoming anthropology professors have discovered one of the earliest circular plazas in Andean South America.
Post-doc position in Greek epigraphy

Post-doc position in Greek epigraphy

The ERC project Pecunia “Private interests in public functions...” (Grant agreement 101088477) is opening a 2-year postdoctoral position.
Six 4-year, fully-funded PhD positions in Classics SNS PISA

Six 4-year, fully-funded PhD positions in Classics SNS PISA

The Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, encourages applications to its PhD programme in Classics.
Scandinavia’s first farmers slaughtered the hunter-gatherers

Scandinavia’s first farmers slaughtered the hunter-gatherers

When the first farmers arrived in Scandinavia 5,900 years ago, the hunter-gatherer population was wiped out within a few generations.
The tomb of Scribe Neferhotep has been opened to visitors

The tomb of Scribe Neferhotep has been opened to visitors

The tomb of Neferhotep, the scribe of Amun-Re, located in the Khokha area of Luxor’s West Bank, has been inaugurated.
Polish scientists discover unusual fish from 365 million years ago

Polish scientists discover unusual fish from 365 million years ago

A 365 million-year-old, over 2m long predatory armoured fish with an extremely elongated lower jaw found in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains.
A submerged hunting architecture from the Western Baltic Sea

A submerged hunting architecture from the Western Baltic Sea

Researchers have discovered a 970-metre-long megastructure of linear arranged stones submerged in the Bay of Mecklenburg.
Oldest known bead in the Americas discovered

Oldest known bead in the Americas discovered

Todd Surovell and his team of collaborators have discovered a tube-shaped bead made of bone that is about 12,940 years old.
The Cemetery of Meir, Volume VI. The Tombs of Senbi II and Wekhhotep II

The Cemetery of Meir, Volume VI. The Tombs of Senbi II and Wekhhotep II

The present volume is devoted to the tombs of Senbi II (B3) and Wekhhotep II (B4), and it forms the final volume in the Australian Centre for Egyptology’s series of reports on the cemetery of Meir.
Animal mummies: from beliefs to practice

Animal mummies: from beliefs to practice

The Annual Egyptological Colloquium will take place at the British Museum, London, on 31 October-1 November 2024.
Love and Hate in Ancient Times

Love and Hate in Ancient Times

Magical texts from Egypt in Coptic script and language are the focus of a research project at the University of Würzburg.
Painkiller or Pleasure?

Painkiller or Pleasure?

First firm evidence that the Romans deliberately collected and used the poisonous seeds of the black henbane plant.
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