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Neanderthals may have been infected by diseases carried out of Africa by humans

Apr 14, 2016

A new study by Dr Charlotte Houldcroft of the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology suggests that Neanderthals across Europe may well have been infected with diseases carried out of Africa by waves of anatomically modern humans.

Prehistoric Picture Project • P • I • T • O • T • I • : Digital Rock-Art wins an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award

Apr 07, 2016

Researchers from Cambridge University are amongst the winners of the 2016 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s highest honour in the heritage field. Of the 28 total winners, four projects are from the UK, including Prehistoric Picture Project ∙P∙I∙T∙O∙T∙I∙ : Digital Rock-Art led by Dr Frederick Baker and Dr Christopher Chippindale of the University of Cambridge.

Rare Nepali textile finds raise prospect of Silk Road extending further south than previously thought

Mar 31, 2016

Analyses of cloth remains found near a gold/silver funerary mask in the Samdzong tomb complex in Nepal point to connections with north-east Asia and suggest the possibility that Samdzong was inserted into the long-distance trade network of the Silk Road.

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