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All Posts Tagged With: "archaeology"

Web-Exclusive Video: Less Spark, More Smolder?

Alan Alda travels to a French cave called Roc de Marsal, where archaeologists are becoming experts on Neanderthal life.

Dec 23rd, 2009 | 1 comment

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In the News: Video – Pyroengineering

Pyroengineering. A big word for what early modern humans learned to do with silcrete at least 72,000 years ago, according to researchers.

Aug 20th, 2009 | 2 comments

Spark Blog: Rewriting the History of the Modern Human Mind

Just ten years ago, the prevailing view was that the modern human mind suddenly gelled in Europe some 35,000 years ago. Alison Brooks and her colleague Sally McBrearty have challenged that notion.

Mar 17th, 2009 | 3 comments

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In the News: Nobel Conference – Who Were the First Humans?

Gustavus Adolphus College hosted a conference last October focused squarely on the idea of “The Human Spark.” We've met with many of the speakers.

Feb 24th, 2009 | 2 comments

Spark Blog: Photos: More from the Campfire Shoot

Here are some additional behind-the-scenes photos of the "Human Spark" nighttime campfire shoot with archaeologist Curtis Marean.

Oct 30th, 2008 | Comments Off

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In the News: What Ancient Cave Art Says About Us

From the discovery of painted caves in Altamira, Spain to the recent discovery of Chauvet in France, what can researchers learn from these ancient artists?

Oct 10th, 2008 | Comments Off

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In the News: Preserving Stone Age Cave Art

How can we preserve prehistoric artworks like those in southern France's Lascaux caves while still allowing modern visitors to experience them in some way?

Aug 3rd, 2008 | Comments Off

Spark Blog: The Big Red Button

Graham Chedd tells the story of what happened at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, where researchers were examining Neanderthal teeth with a high-power x-ray.

Jul 7th, 2008 | Comments Off

Spark Blog: Our First Shoot

How long did it take Neanderthals to grow up? Graham Chedd meets with researchers who are using a giant particle accelerator to find an answer to this question.

Jul 4th, 2008 | Comments Off
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