DNA evidence is rewriting domestication origin stories | Science News

DNA studies are rewriting the how-we-met stories of domestication.

Source: DNA evidence is rewriting domestication origin stories | Science News

Thousands of horsemen may have swept into Bronze Age Europe, transforming the local population | Science | AAAS

Europeans may be descendants of a massive migration of men from the Russian steppe

Source: Thousands of horsemen may have swept into Bronze Age Europe, transforming the local population | Science | AAAS

Romance Kindled During Union Occupation of Fayetteville – NC Civil War Center : NC Civil War Center

I just found this.  David and Sarah were my 2nd great-grandparents.  My maternal grandfather was the son of their son John Edward Fields.

Source: Romance Kindled During Union Occupation of Fayetteville – NC Civil War Center : NC Civil War Center

Neanderthals may have been infected by diseases carried out of Africa by humans, say researchers | University of Cambridge

A new study suggests that Neanderthals across Europe may well have been infected with diseases carried out of Africa by waves of anatomically modern humans, or Homo sapiens. As both were species of hominin, it would have been easier for pathogens to jump populations, say researchers. This might have contributed to the demise of Neanderthals.

Source: Neanderthals may have been infected by diseases carried out of Africa by humans, say researchers | University of Cambridge

Earliest tea as evidence for one branch of the Silk Road across the Tibetan Plateau : Scientific Reports

Phytoliths and biomolecular components extracted from ancient plant remains from Chang’an (Xi’an, the city where the Silk Road begins) and Ngari (Ali) in western Tibet, China, show that the tea was grown 2100 years ago to cater for the drinking habits of the Western Han Dynasty (207BCE-9CE), and then carried toward central Asia by ca.200CE, several hundred years earlier than previously recorded.

Source: Earliest tea as evidence for one branch of the Silk Road across the Tibetan Plateau : Scientific Reports

Slaughter at the bridge: Uncovering a colossal Bronze Age battle | Science | AAAS

Grisly find suggests Bronze Age northern Europe was more organized—and violent—than thought

Source: Slaughter at the bridge: Uncovering a colossal Bronze Age battle | Science | AAAS

A man’s discovery of bones under his pub could forever change what we know about the Irish – The Washington Post

Scientists say these bones may challenge our understanding of Irish identity.

Source: A man’s discovery of bones under his pub could forever change what we know about the Irish – The Washington Post

400,000-year-old fossils from Spain provide earliest genetic evidence of Neandertals

Source: 400,000-year-old fossils from Spain provide earliest genetic evidence of Neandertals

Early Human Habitat, Recreated for First Time, Shows Life Was No Picnic | Rutgers University

 

When I read the title of the article, my first thought was “Duh!”.

Scientists have pieced together an early human habitat for the first time, and life was no picnic in Tanzania in East Africa 1.8 million years ago.

Source: Early Human Habitat, Recreated for First Time, Shows Life Was No Picnic | Rutgers University

Shipwrecks, tree rings reveal Caribbean hurricanes in buccaneer era

Records of Spanish shipwrecks combined with tree-ring records show the period 1645 to 1715 had the fewest Caribbean hurricanes since 1500, according to new University of Arizona-led research. The study is the first to use shipwrecks as a proxy for hurricane activity. The researchers found a 75 percent reduction in the number of Caribbean hurricanes from 1645-1715, a time that had little sunspot activity and cool temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere.

Source: Shipwrecks, tree rings reveal Caribbean hurricanes in buccaneer era