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Ancient faeces reveal parasites described in earliest Greek medical texts

Earliest archaeological evidence of intestinal parasitic worms infecting the ancient inhabitants of Greece confirms descriptions found in writings associated with Hippocrates, the early physician and ‘father of Western medicine’.

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Field Discovery Award for Graeme Barker

Former Disney Professor receives top accolade from 2017 Shanghai Archaeology Forum

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Prehistoric women’s manual work was tougher than rowing in today’s elite boat crews

The first study to compare ancient and living female bones shows that women from early agricultural eras had stronger arms than the rowers of Cambridge University’s famously competitive boat clubs. Researchers say the findings suggest a “hidden history” of gruelling manual labour performed by women that stretched across millennia.

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Newnham College to name new building after pioneering Cambridge archaeologist Dorothy Garrod

A state-of-the-art building at Newnham College will be named after Dorothy Garrod in honour of the trail-blazing archaeologist who was the first ever woman professor at Cambridge.

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Height and weight evolved at different speeds in the bodies of our ancestors

The largest study to date of body sizes over millions of years finds a 'pulse and stasis' pattern to hominid evolution, with surges of growth in stature and bulk occurring at different times. At one stage, our ancestors got taller around a million years before body mass caught up.

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Ancient faeces reveal parasites described in earliest Greek medical texts

Dec 15, 2017

Earliest archaeological evidence of intestinal parasitic worms infecting the ancient inhabitants of Greece confirms descriptions found in writings associated with Hippocrates, the early physician and ‘father of Western medicine’.

Field Discovery Award for Graeme Barker

Dec 08, 2017

Former Disney Professor receives top accolade from 2017 Shanghai Archaeology Forum

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