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Farmers have less leisure time than hunter-gatherers, study suggests

Hunter-gatherers in the Philippines who convert to farming work around ten hours a week longer than their forager neighbours, a new study suggests, complicating the idea that agriculture represents progress.

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Gates Cambridge Class of 2019 announced

Three archaeologists amongst the 2019 cohort for prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

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Earliest evidence of the cooking and eating of starch

Charred food remains from hearths in Klasies River Cave, South Africa provide the earliest archaeological evidence that anatomically modern humans were roasting and eating plant starches, such as those from tubers and rhizomes, as early as 120,000 years ago.

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Solving the preservation mystery of Terracotta Army weapons

The chrome plating on the Terracotta Army bronze weapons – once thought to be the earliest form of anti-rust technology – derives from a decorative varnish rather than a preservation technique

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The South Georgia Archaeological Project

Archaeological expedition reveals tantalising evidence of the life and harsh working conditions endured by 18th-20th century 'sealers' of South Georgia

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Farmers have less leisure time than hunter-gatherers, study suggests

May 22, 2019

Hunter-gatherers in the Philippines who convert to farming work around ten hours a week longer than their forager neighbours, a new study suggests, complicating the idea that agriculture represents progress.

Evidence for advanced architectural planning at the early prehistoric site of Dhaskalio in the Aegean

Apr 30, 2019

Four-year research programme ends, uncovering the sophisticated architectural remains of an advanced civilisation

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