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Earliest Archaeological Evidence of Persistent Hominin Carnivory
The emergence of lithic technology by ∼2.6 million years ago (Ma) is often interpreted as a correlate of increasingly recurrent hominin acquisition and consumption of animal remains. AssociatedExpand
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The Menengai Tuff: A 36 ka widespread tephra and its chronological relevance to Late Pleistocene human evolution in East Africa
Abstract The East African Rift preserves the world's richest Middle and Late Pleistocene (∼780–12 ka) geological, archaeological and paleontological archives relevant to the emergence of Homo sapiensExpand
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Contesting early archaeology in California
The peopling of the Americas is a topic of ongoing scientific interest and rigorous debate1,2. Holen et al.3 add to these discussions with their recent report of a 130,000-year-old archaeologicalExpand
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Integrating Human Activities, Archeology, and the Paleo-Critical Zone Paradigm
Recent conceptual advances in the Earth sciences have led to an improved understanding of the dynamics governing the Critical Zone (CZ)—the interface where life meets rock and soil on land (BrantleyExpand
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American alligator proximal pedal phalanges resemble human finger bones: Diagnostic criteria for forensic investigators.
A scientific approach to bone and tooth identification requires analysts to pursue the goal of empirical falsification. That is, they may attribute a questioned specimen to element and taxon onlyExpand
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Morphological characteristics of preparator air-scribe marks: Implications for taphonomic research
Taphonomic analyses of bone-surface modifications can provide key insights into past biotic involvement with animal remains, as well as elucidate the context(s) of other biostratinomic (pre-burial)Expand
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