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First skyscraper was a monument to intimidation: How Jericho's 11,000-year-old 'cosmic' tower came into being

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1000pa (Feb. 17, 2011) — Discovered by archaeologists in 1952, a 28-foot-high stone tower discovered on the edge of the town of Jericho has puzzled scientists ever since. Now, eleven millennia after it was built, Tel Aviv University archaeologists at the ancient site Tel Jericho are revealing new facts about the "world's first skyscraper."

Recent computer-based research by doctoral student Roy Liran and Dr. Ran Barkai of Tel Aviv...

1000pa (Feb. 17, 2011) — Discovered by archaeologists in 1952, a 28-foot-high stone tower discovered on the edge of the town of Jericho has puzzled scientists ever since. Now, eleven millennia after it was built, Tel Aviv University archaeologists at the ancient site Tel Jericho are revealing new facts...

Ancient Mesoamerican sculpture uncovered in southern Mexico

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1000pa (Feb. 15, 2011) — With one arm raised and a determined scowl, the figure looks ready to march right off his carved tablet and into the history books. If only we knew who he was -- corn god? Tribal chief? Sacred priest?

"It's beautiful and was obviously very important," says University of Wisconsin-Madison archaeologist John Hodgson of the newly discovered stone monument. "But we will probably never know who he was or what the...

1000pa (Feb. 15, 2011) — With one arm raised and a...

Quest for extinct giant rats leads scientists to ancient face carvings

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1000pa (Feb. 11, 2011) — Ancient stone faces carved into the walls of a well-known limestone cave in East Timor have been discovered by a team searching for fossils of extinct giant rats.

The team of archaeologists and palaeontologists were working in Lene Hara Cave on the northeast tip of East Timor.

"Looking up from the cave floor at a colleague sitting on a ledge, my head torch shone on what seemed to be a weathered carving," CSIRO's Dr...

1000pa (Feb. 11, 2011) — Ancient stone faces...

Genetic study uncovers new path to Polynesia

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1000pa (Feb. 7, 2011) — Surprising new evidence which overturns current theories of how humans colonised the Pacific has been discovered by scientists at the University of Leeds, UK.

The islands of Polynesia were first inhabited around 3,000 years ago, but where these people came from has long been a hot topic of debate amongst scientists. The most commonly accepted view, based on archaeological and linguistic evidence as well as genetic...

1000pa (Feb. 7, 2011) — Surprising new evidence...

Anthropologists discover earliest cemetery in Middle East

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1000pa (Feb. 2, 2011) — Anthropologists at the University of Toronto and the University of Cambridge have discovered the oldest cemetery in the Middle East at a site in northern Jordan. The cemetery includes graves containing human remains buried alongside those of a red fox, suggesting that the animal was possibly kept as a pet by humans long before dogs ever were.

The 16,500-year-old site at 'Uyun al-Hammam was discovered in 2000 by an...

1000pa (Feb. 2, 2011) — Anthropologists at the...

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