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    Claims of a 'pause' in observed global temperature warming are comprehensively disproved in a pair of new studies published today. Credit: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty ImagesAn international team of climate researchers reviewed existing data and studies and reanalysed them. They concluded there has never been a statistically significant 'pause' in global warming. This conclusion holds whether considering the `pause' as a change in the...

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    Plant scientists at the University of East Anglia have succeeded in unravelling the complete genome sequence of the common primrose -- the plant whose reproductive biology captivated the Victorian naturalist Charles Darwin. Hand coloured copper plate print, engraved by Sydenham Edwards for William Curtis' Flora Londinensis published  between 1777 and 1798. This image of Primula vulgaris published on March 1, 1791, shows pin...

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    The rate at which evolution produces new species of plants and animals, or at which existing species die out, is a subject of much interest -- and not only to scientists. That's because the rates of speciation and extinction can tell us much about the history of our planet. If lots of new species emerge during an interval, this would indicate favourable conditions for life on earth. In contrast, extraordinary events can trigger mass...

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    Analysis of fossil specimens of a flower called Nanjinganthus from the Early Jurassic (more than 174 million years ago) suggests that flowers originated 50 million years earlier than previously thought, a study published in eLife reports. Individuals of Nanjinganthus [Credit: NIGPAS]Before now, angiosperms (flowering plants) were thought to have a history of no more than 130 million years - despite molecular clocks indicating they...

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    A team of researchers led by Dr Sev Kender from the University of Exeter, have found a fascinating new insight into the causes of the Mid-Pleistocene Transition (MPT) - the phenomenon whereby the planet experienced longer, intensified cycles of extreme cold conditions. The quest to discover what drove the last, long-term global climate shift on Earth, which took place around a million years ago, has taken a new, revealing...

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    The Vikings invaded England in the 9th and 10th centuries. They plundered, raped and burned towns to the ground. Or at least, this is the story we know from school and popular culture. An Anglo-Saxon helmet from the British Museum in London. Was the warrior who owned this helmut part of a more terrifying and brutal invasion than the Vikings? [Credit: Shutterstock]Nevertheless, the reported plundering and ethnic cleansing are probably...

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    First ever endocast reconstruction of the nearly complete brain of the hominin known as Little Foot reveals a small brain combining ape-like and human-like features. Virtual rendering of the brain endocast of "Little Foot". Photo of the original skull by M. Lotter and R.J. Clarke [Credit: Wits University]MicroCT scans of the Australopithecus fossil known as Little Foot shows that the brain of this ancient human relative was small and...

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    Researchers have discovered an ancient Japanese pottery vessel from the late Jomon period (4500-3300 BP) with an estimated 500 maize weevils incorporated into its design. The vessel was discovered in February 2016 from ruins in Hokkaido, Japan. This extremely rare discovery provides clues on the cultivation and distribution of chestnuts, food in the Jomon era, and the spirituality of ancient Japanese people. (Top) A pottery vessel...

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  • 12/18/18--15:53: TRAC 2019
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    Sponsored by The Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC) and the University of Kent (UK)
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    conference
    Start Date: 
    Thursday, April 11, 2019 to Sunday, April 14, 2019

    The Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury, is pleased to announce TRAC 2019 will take place from Thursday 11th April until Sunday 14th April. The plenary lecture (Dr. Zena Kamash) will be on the evening of the 11th, followed by two days of three conference sessions running in parallel, as well as several ‘un-conference’ sessions and workshops.

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    Matthew J. Mandich
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    December 2, 2018
    March 15, 2019

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    Applications for the Center for Khmer Studies Junior Resident Fellows Program is now open. For Cambodian, US and French citizens, deadline 28 Feb 2019.

    The post Open for Application Junior Resident Fellows Program in Siem Reap, Cambodia appeared first on SEAArch - Southeast Asian Archaeology.


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    Response , Response: Tucci on Santangeli Valenzani on Tucci, The Temple of Peace in Rome.

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    Review of Andreas Michalopoulos, Sophia Papaioannou, Andrew Zissos, Dicite, Pierides: Classical studies in honour of Stratis Kyriakidis. Cambridge: 2018. Pp. xv, 438. $89.32. ISBN 9781527502888.

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    Review of Toni Ňaco del Hoyo, Fernando López Sánchez, War, Warlords, and Interstate Relations in the Ancient Mediterranean. Brill’s Impact of Empire Series, 28. Leiden; Boston: 2018. Pp. xiv, 504. €130.00. ISBN 9789004354043.

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    Review of Lee L. Brice, Daniëlle Slootjes, Aspects of Ancient Institutions and Geography: Studies in Honor of Richard J.A. Talbert. Impact of Empire, 19. Leiden: 2014. Pp. 354. €138.00. ISBN 9789004283718.

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    Review of Bart Van Beek, The Archive of the Architektones Kleon and Theodoros (P. Petrie Kleon). Collectanea hellenistica, VII. Leuven: 2017. Pp. x, 312. €92,00 (pb). ISBN 9789042935006.

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    In this week’s ReligionProf Podcast my guest is my Butler University colleague, Brent Hege. Brent and I share a lot of interests in common – not just theology in general, for instance, but particulars like Rudolf Bultmann and Paul Tillich, as well as the phenomenon of creationism, and other intersections between theology and science such […]

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