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Archaeological Evidence for the Emergence of Language, Symbolism, and Music–An Alternative Multidisciplinary Perspective
In recent years, there has been a tendency to correlate the origin of modern culture and language with that of anatomically modern humans. Here we discuss this correlation in the light of results
Patterns of septal biomineralization in Scleractinia compared with their 28S rRNA phylogeny: a dual approach for a new taxonomic framework
The results suggest that co‐ordinated studies creating links between biomineralization patterns and molecular phylogeny may provide an efficient working approach for a re‐examination of scleractinian classification, and that patterns of septal microstructures are involved in the evolutionary scheme proposed by Wells.
Communities and populations of sebacinoid basidiomycetes associated with the achlorophyllous orchid Neottia nidus‐avis (L.) L.C.M. Rich. and neighbouring tree ectomycorrhizae
Analysis of 61 root systems from 23 French populations showed that N. nidus‐avis associates highly specifically with a group of species of Sebacinaceae, likely to derive its resources from surrounding trees, a mycorrhizal cheating strategy similar to other myco‐heterotrophic plants studied to date.
The phylogenetic position of Siboglinidae (Annelida) inferred from 18S rRNA, 28S rRNA and morphological data
The results contradict most recent hypotheses in showing a sistergroup relationship between Siboglinidae and Oweniidae, and in that the latter taxon is not a member of Sabellida.
Thermoluminescence dates for the Neanderthal burial site at Kebara in Israel
The origins of modern man are a subject of controversy among palaeoanthropologists concerned with human evolution1–3. Particularly heavily debated is the dating of hominid remains uncovered in
A Middle Palaeolithic human hyoid bone
The discovery of a well-preserved human hyoid bone from Middle Palaeolithic layers of Kebara Cave, Mount Carmel, Israel, dating from about 60,000 years BP concludes that the morphological basis for human speech capability appears to have been fully developed during the MiddlePalaeolithic.
Phase determination from direct sequencing of length‐variable DNA regions
It is found that phase could be reconstructed from direct sequencing of mixed PCR products by combining for each individual the complementary information contained in its forward and reverse chromatograms, provided these products had different lengths.
New clades of euthyneuran gastropods (Mollusca) from 28S rRNA sequences.
Morphological characters which support the new clades obtained here are discussed and first molecular confirmation of monophylies of Hygrophila, including Chilina, Acteonoidea, and Sacoglossa, which include both shell-bearing species and slugs are discussed.
Phylogeny of the Megascolecidae and Crassiclitellata (Annelida, Oligochaeta): combined versus partitioned analysis using nuclear (28S) and mitochondrial (12S, 16S) rDNA
La congruence et le soutien de pouvoir combine soutiennent nos conclusions : la plupart des groupements ont ete bases sur des homoplasies, par exemple l'origine multiple des prostates racemeuses et de the meronephridie de « type Dichogastrinae ».
Grave Markers: Middle and Early Upper Paleolithic Burials and the Use of Chronotypology in Contemporary Paleolithic Research
Comparison of mortuary data from the Middle and Early Upper Paleolithic archaeological record shows that, contrary to previous assessments, there is much evidence for continuity between the two