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Stone-age ‘likes’: Study establishes eggshell beads exchanged over 30,000 years

U-M Paleolithic Archeologist Brian Stewart et. al. have researched beads and investigated atoms in the beads, provides new evidence for where these beads were made, and just how long hunter-gatherers used them as a kind of social currency. March 9, 2020. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #Science #Archaeology #History #Research #BrianStewart ​​​​​​​​​


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Smallest Homo Erectus Cranium in Africa and Diverse Stone Tools Found at Gona, Ethiopia

An international research team led by scientists from the U.S. and Spain, and including a University of Michigan geologist, have found a nearly complete human cranium that dates back to 1.5 million years ago. March 4, 2020. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #Science #Archaeology #History ​​​​​​​


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Two in One: Fossil Shells Reveal Both Global Mercury Contamination and Warming When Dinosaurs Perished

U-M Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences leads a geochemical analysis of fossil shells, revealing high mercury levels and significant warming at the time of dinosaur extinction. December 16, 2019. #5-15mins #web-article #MichiganNews #Science #Environment/Sustainability #EarthandEnvironmentalSciences #History #Archaeology


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The Art of the Roman Deal

U-M Archeologist Nicola Terrenato's recent excavations reveal that the "ruthless" Roman Empire may have used more civil negotiations to gain power than originally believed. June 25, 2019. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #ArtsandCulture #GovernmentandPolitics #Archaeology #History #Europe #Military ​​​​​​​​​​​ #nicolaterrenato ​


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'Zillion-year-old' Bones Cut in New U of M Museum of Natural History's Fossil Prep Lab

U-M Museum of Natural History Chief Preparator of the Vertebrate Fossil Preparation Lab Bill Sanders discusses cutting into the bones of an ancient mammal in the museum's state-of-the-art facilities. April 23, 2019. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #Science #Archaeology #Museums #JackNissen #BillSanders ​​​​​​​​