Press Releases 2024

<span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Frequent Disturbances Increased the Resilience of Past Populations</span></span></span></span></span></span></span>

Researchers analyzed evidence of global population change spanning 30,000 years to uncover the impact of disturbances on humans and the factors affecting their resilience. more

When Did the Chicken Cross the Road? New Evidence from Central Asia

New research reveals that chickens were widely raised across southern Central Asia from 400 BCE through medieval periods and likely dispersed along the ancient Silk Road more

Human Activity on Curaçao Began Centuries Earlier Than Previously Believed, Study Finds

New research co-led by Simon Fraser University and the National Archaeological Anthropological Memory Management (NAAM Foundation) in Curaçao extends the earliest known human settlement of Curaçao by centuries, adding pieces to the puzzle of pre-Colombian Caribbean history. more

Ancient cities provide key datasets for urban planning, policy and predictions in the Anthropocene

A new study led by authors from the Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology, published in the first edition of the new journal Nature Cities, shows how state-of-the-art methods and perspectives from archaeology, history, and palaeoecology are shedding new light on 5,500 years of urban life. more

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