|Earliest known dog|
A lot of them, but not all, come via Stone Pages' Archaeo News.
Just to get you interested: oldest dog ever, oldest people in America... and the Bubbliverse!
(Not drooling yet?! You're reading the wrong blog then).
Spain: Andalusian caves were explored with bee wax lamps (candles) and not animal wax ones (which would have been cumbersome). Exposition on this matter on Aug. 10 in Puente Viesgo, Cantabria. ··> Pileta de Prehistoria[es].
Wales: Tests confirm age of Wales rock art. (Direct communication of Prof. Nash to Stone Pages' ArchaeoNews).
Scotland: Sainbury site was sort of Epipaleolithic rest stop. ··> BBC.
Bulgaria: Chalcolithic burial found in Pomorie ··> The Sofia Echo.
Siberia: Earliest dog skull found in Altai, dated to 33,000 years ago. It has short snout like dogs but long fangs like wolves. ··> BBC, Daily Mail, PLoS ONE (I may write more later on this).
Japan: Chinese style tools were introduced to Japan c. 25-20,000 years ago. ··> Xinhua.
Jordan: Ancient city of Tell Qarqur could withstand massive drought c. 2000 BCE. ··> Live Science.
India: Sebalpani rock paintings may be from historical period. ··> DNA India.
USA: Oldest evidence of human presence in all North America found near Salado, Texas. The site has been dated to c. 15,500 BP and has yielded some 16,000 artifacts already. ··> WFAA.
Canada: Evidence of human presence c. 10,000 years ago, near Penfield, New Brunswick. A highway's design has been changed to preserve the site. ··> CBC.
Mexico: Olmec relief 2800 years old found in Chalcatzingo, Morelos ··> Latin American Herald Tribune.
Africa / human evolution
Australopithecus sediba proposed missing link between australopithecines and humans. ··> National Geographic.
Genetics & biology
Alternative splicing to explain mammal brain capabilities. Genes alone cannot account for the improved mammal neural complexity. ··> Science Daily.
Astronomy & cosmology
Multiverse confirmed: our Universe just a bubble among many. Identification in the gamma radiation background by objective computer program adds weight to the idea that other bubble-universes have left their marks on ours. ··> Science Daily.
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