katerader:

#pufferfish #blowfish #specimenssss

katerader:

#pufferfish #blowfish #specimenssss

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katerader:

#bird buddy. #skull #skeleton #blackbackseagull #archaeology

katerader:

#bird buddy. #skull #skeleton #blackbackseagull #archaeology

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katerader:

Omnomnom #fish #cod #archaeology #maine #skull

katerader:

Omnomnom #fish #cod #archaeology #maine #skull

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katerader:

Penis bone from a small #whale #bone #boner? #toolmanufacturing #archaeology

katerader:

Penis bone from a small #whale #bone #boner? #toolmanufacturing #archaeology

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katerader:

Dug a big fucking hole today. #archaeology #throughsolidclay #palisade #cleanwallsdudes

katerader:

Dug a big fucking hole today. #archaeology #throughsolidclay #palisade #cleanwallsdudes

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Archaeological News: Scientists uncovering ancient culture in Interior Alaska

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - On a small hill surrounded by boggy muskeg in the Tanana River Valley, prehistoric skin scrapers made of schist, polished slate tools and glass beads were uncovered in the last week.

Based on the design of the tools and the way the animals were butchered, it appears to be…

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Archaeological News: Archaeologists probe mystery structure at Magnolia Mound

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When construction workers at BREC’s Magnolia Mound uncovered what appeared to be an old brick foundation, they stopped digging because they didn’t know what it was.

Now, after several days of excavating by an archaeologist, much about the possibly pre-Civil War building remains unknown.

“I…

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DWP archaeologists uncover grim chapter in Owens Valley history

(Source: secretdiaryofahistorian)

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Evidence from the Yana Palaeolithic site, Arctic Siberia, yields clues to the riddle of mammoth hunting

It has become commonplace to talk about humans hunting mammoths, and overhunting is thought to have been one of the causes of the mammoth extinction. However, definite evidence of mammoth kills by humans remains surprisingly scarce. Here we show convincing evidence of mammoth hunting in the Siberian Arctic between 29 000 and 27 000 14C years BP. Our data set, from the Yana Upper Palaeolithic site (Siberian Arctic), includes the following: fragments of lithic points and ivory shaft embedded in two mammoth scapulae; two identical holes made by projectiles in a mammoth scapula and a pelvic bone; mammoth tongue bones found in the cultural layer far away from the main mammoth bone accumulation, indicating the consumption of fresh mammoth meat; and a narrow mammoth bone size distribution, implying hunting selection based on animal size. The data suggest that Palaeolithic Yana humans hunted mammoths sporadically, presumably when ivory was needed for making tools. Such non-intensive hunting practiced by humans over millennia would not be fatal to a sustainable mammoth population” (read more/not open access).

(Source: Journal of Archaeological Science, in press 2013)

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Archaeological News: Beman Triangle Archaeology Project In Middletown Open To Public Saturday

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MIDDLETOWN — On the edge of the Wesleyan University campus in the area of Cross Street, Vine Street and Knowles Avenue, there was once a planned African American community that had ties to the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement.

A group of volunteers and Wesleyan students…

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