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Old January 17th, 2013, 10:17 PM   #451

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Archaeologists find 1000-year-old skeletons twenty kilometers away from Chichen Itza
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These remains , along others that have been found (through the last few years) in the region, have allowed specialists to establish that more than 1,200 years ago there was an important population scattered in nearby settlements, usually around cenotes [water filled sink holes in Yucatan], which would after develop chichen itza as the capital that ruled the area.
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4,000-year-old shaman's stones discovered near Boquete, Panama
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Archaeologists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama have discovered a cluster of 12 unusual stones in the back of a small, prehistoric rock-shelter near the town of Boquete. The cache represents the earliest material evidence of shamanistic practice in lower Central America.
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These are stones found in precolombian shaman’s cache, Boquete, Panama. (Credit: Composite photo by Ruth Dickau)
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Old January 19th, 2013, 08:14 AM   #453

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Oldest rice ever found


The dating of Korean old rice as "world oldest" has been suspected for a long times.

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In 2003, Korean archaeologists claimed to have discovered the world's oldest domesticated rice. Their 15,000-year old age challenges the accepted view that rice cultivation originated in China about 12,000 years ago. These findings were received by academia with strong skepticism, and the results and their publicizing has been cited as being driven by a combination of nationalist and regional interests.

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But now as long as it concerns not its origin but the date, finally it seems to be confirmed from a SCI journal as in

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Volume 294, January 2013, Pages 675–679.
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Samples of Sorori ancient rice were excavated in 1998 from the Sorori Paleolithic site located at Sorori, Oksan-myeon, Cheong-won County in Chungcheongbuk-do, Korea. We have made new radiocarbon measurements for Sorori samples in 2009 at the NSF Arizona AMS Laboratory. Both ancient rice samples and surrounded peat from the Sorori site were dated. The AMS results confirmed that the ages of the rice and peat soil were 12,520 ± 150 and 12,552 ± 90 BP, respectively. These radiocarbon ages are consistent with the previously published data of quasi rice measured at Seoul National University and confirm that the Sorori rice is the oldest ancient rice currently reported.
However, the authors in an interview (in "Sorori rice confirmed 12,500 year old, dating-dispute solved" in Korean ) expressed very cautious opinion as he said

"If the discovery of Sorori rice is discovered, maybe it has existed somewhere before, and since it is very probable that older rice someday could be excavated in North-eastern Asia, it must be accepted not as the origin or rice but just as the oldest ever found."



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"It was originally believed that lead was a material brought by the Spaniards, for use in ammunition, however, the metal already existed in the country and therein lies the importance of this find," he said to Andina.
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made from 90 percent lead, and 10 percent iron, copper and zinc, coated with a pigment made from calcium, potassium, and sulfur.
so they had "lead" before the spanish came --- that is news
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Toothy Tumor Found in 1,600-Year-Old Roman Corpse | Medical Oddity | LiveScience
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In a necropolis in Spain, archaeologists have found the remains of a Roman woman who died in her 30s with a calcified tumor in her pelvis, a bone and four deformed teeth embedded within it.
Two of the teeth are still attached to the wall of the tumor researchers say.
The woman, who died some 1,600 years ago, had a condition known today as an ovarian teratoma which, as its name indicates, occurs in the ovaries . The word Teratoma comes from the Greek words "teras" and "onkoma" which translate to "monster" and "swelling," respectively. The tumor is about 1.7 inches (44 millimeters) in diameter at its largest point.
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Archaeologists working at the site of La Fogonussa near Lleida, in Spain, have uncovered an ancient female skeleton with an odd tumor embedded with teeth hidden in her pelvis.
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A relative from the Tianyuan Cave: Humans living 40,000 years ago likely related to many present-day Asians and Native Americans
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An international team of researchers including Svante Pääbo and Qiaomei Fu of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, sequenced nuclear and mitochondrial DNA that had been extracted from the leg of an early modern human from Tianyuan Cave near Beijing, China. Analyses of this individual's DNA showed that the Tianyuan human shared a common origin with the ancestors of many present-day Asians and Native Americans. In addition, the researchers found that the proportion of Neanderthal and Denisovan-DNA in this early modern human is not higher than in people living in this region nowadays.
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The oldest shoe? It is over 9,000 years old. It was found in an Oregon cave covered by volcanic ash that preserved it. Native Americans migrated north and south. On their way north they gathered the plant material for the shoes and made them, then stored them in a caves, for their trip south.
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The researcher in that link said "This individual lived during an important evolutionary transition when early modern humans, who shared certain features with earlier forms such as Neanderthals, were replacing Neanderthals and Denisovans, who later became extinct,"

As I know, only Chinese academy alone in the world persists in claiming that the evolution of their mongolic races was directedly descended from the native and denying the African propagation theory. And I remember a archaeology student kept very scornful opinion about the Chinese theory neglecting the biological science.

Is this related to the opposition in the single origin of homo sapiens sapiens?
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The oldest shoe? It is over 9,000 years old. It was found in an Oregon cave covered by volcanic ash that preserved it. Native Americans migrated north and south. On their way north they gathered the plant material for the shoes and made them, then stored them in a caves, for their trip south.
Well, Korean, also one of mongolian race, have common origin to the America Indian before their crossing Berling. so called common paleoasiatics at that stage.
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Koreans until just before modern times used it very popularly. Are both things related?
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Is this related to the opposition in the single origin of homo sapiens sapiens?
All I have is the information that is presented in the article.
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