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Researchers seek sources of ancient DNA

Matthias Meyer of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology is leading a team of scientists in a search for new sources of ancient human DNA. Imagine being able to collect the DNA of a human ancestor who's been dead for tens of thousands of years from the dirt on the

New model predicts pre-Columbian settlement locations in the Amazon

A researched from the Florida Institute of Technology has developed a new model that predicts the locations of pre-Columbian settlements in the Amazonian rainforest. Look around the Amazon rainforest today and it’s hard to imagine it filled with people. But in recent decades, archaeologists have started to find evidence that before

Three year study reveals Lake Superior’s ancient past

The conclusion of a three-year study about Lake Superior's past has brought human activity along the shoreline into sharper focus. Scientists from Northern Michigan University's geography department recently completed a project at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore that located 23 new archaeological sites. The researchers also helped define the shoreline as it existed