Figure 1. Cross-sectional scaling of extra congestion costs with population for US urban areas, for years between 1982 and 2014
'Rosetta stone' for urban scaling makes sense of how cities change across time and space
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Fig. 2: Cultural differentiation between groups.
Is human cooperativity an outcome of competition between cultural groups?
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 Racial discrimination in mortgage market persistent over last four decades:
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Anthropologists confirm existence of specialized sheep-hunting camp in prehistoric Lebanon
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Fig 5. Simplified geological map of west-central Italy showing the main copper deposits and mines.
Late Neolithic Italy was home to complex networks of metal exchange
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Graphical representations of simulated social networks
How human social structures emerge Computer simulations uncover universality in cultural anthropology observations
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Fig. 1: Evolutionary trajectories of artefact and organic populations.
Human cultural evolution found to be just as slow as biological evolution
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A map from Vivek Shandas' 2018 analysis shows temperature disparities in Portland.
Historically racist housing policies exacerbating climate change effects in low-income Portland neighborhoods
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Human ancestors started biodiversity decline millions of years ago
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Using machine learning to fine-tune views of the ancient past
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Neanderthals went underwater for their tools Neanderthals collected clam shells and pumice from coastal waters to use as tools
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Fig 1. The wooden statue of the Pachacamac Idol.
Pachacamac Idol of ancient Peru was symbolically painted
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Street network patterns reveal worrying worldwide trend towards urban sprawl Street network patterns reveal worrying worldwide trend towards urban sprawl
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Aerial photo of the excavation area of an Early Neolithic settlement near Vráble in Slovakia
Always counterclockwise: Puzzle of early Neolithic house orientations finally solved
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Early humans revealed to have engineered optimized stone tools at Olduvai Gorge
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Image of Venice supplied by the Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, II.IV.101, fol. 1v.
Oldest known city view of Venice discovered A researcher from the University of St Andrews has unearthed the oldest known city view of Venice, dating from the 14th century.
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The floor of one of the coffins of Gua, a physician of the governor Djehutyhotep
4,000-Year-Old Guide to the Ancient Egyptian Underworld May Be Oldest Illustrated ‘Book’ Archaeologists have recovered the remnants of an ancient “Book of Two Ways” from a sarcophagus
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The meaning of emotion: Cultural and biological evolution impact how humans feel feelings
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Homo erectus skull
Researchers determine age for last known settlement by a direct ancestor to modern humans
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Narrative Cave Art in Indonesia Dated to 44,000 Years Ago Indonesian cave find pushes earliest evidence of storytelling back by more than 20,000 years.
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How humans learnt to dance; from the Chimpanzee Conga
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Ancient monkey painting suggests Bronze Age Greeks travelled widely
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Fig 5. The timber road
Long-distance timber trade underpinned the Roman Empire's construction The ancient Romans relied on long-distance timber trading to construct their empire, according to a new study.
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Scientists use modern technology to understand how ochre paint was created in pictographs
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Ground penetrating radar reveals why ancient Cambodian capital was moved to Angkor Ancient spillway Cambodia reveals structure built for water storage failed and forced Cambodian Kings to relocate capital
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 Science reveals improvements in Roman building techniques:
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 Strong winter dust storms may have caused the collapse of the Akkadian Empire:
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Figure 3. Map showing the newly discovered main axes of Mahendraparvata, and comparing the pre-lidar and post-lidar mapping
Ancient City of 'Mahendraparvata' Hidden Beneath Cambodian Jungle
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 Economists identify an unseen force holding back affordable housing:
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1Ampyx priscus in linear formation (Moroccan Lower Ordovician Fezouata Shale)
Queuing for eternity: Fossils show lining up is primal urge fossils found in Morocco suggest the practice of forming orderly lines may date back 480 million years and could have had evolutionary advantage
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Frontispiece
Antique artefacts have been studied by chemists, revealing a hitherto unknown use of yellow in Ancient Egypt.
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 Architects have recreated the Puerta de Triana (Triana Gate) in Seville:
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 Tripolye 'mega-structures' were ancient community centers: Special class of buildings reflect social organization in Ukraine in the 4th millennium BCE
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Private property, not productivity, precipitated Neolithic agricultural revolution
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 Early hunter-gatherers interacted much sooner than previously believed:
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 Early humans evolved in ecosystems unlike any found today:
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Oldest miniaturized stone toolkits in Eurasia
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 Machu Picchu: Ancient Incan sanctuary intentionally built on faults:
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 Inequality: What we've learned from the 'Robots of the late Neolithic':
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 A technological 'leap' in the Edomite Kingdom during the 10th century BCE: Technological progress in the Levant fits a 'punctuated equilibrium' model
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Ancient bronze model bull-driven cart
Groundbreaking study: Ancient tin ingots found in Israel were mined in England
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Following Neanderthals' footsteps to learn how they lived
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Language as a gingerbread reindeer: the two B/W versions use different resolutions and number of gray levels but encode the same info, just as languages trade off different strategies but are equally efficient
Similar information rates across languages, despite divergent speech rates Faster and slower languages convey information at similar rates
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 Ancient civilizations were already messing up the planet:
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Before Cranes, Ancient Greeks May Have Used This Ingenious Lifting Machine To Move Heavy Stones
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 Tight housing, immigration are shifting pressure onto Seattle's black neighborhoods, sociologist finds:
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Fig 7. Dorsal side of the left femur showing destruction by rodent gnawing.
Clues to early social structures may be found in ancient extraordinary graves
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Experimental set-up for the production of birch tar. Researchers burned birch bark near flat surfaces that Neanderthals would have used
Neanderthal tool-making process may have been simpler than previously thought
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 The curious history of the rise and fall of twin beds:
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WAR BURNS
Ancient Maya warfare flared up surprisingly early Extreme conflicts broke out well before the civilization’s decline, researchers say
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 New approach could make HVAC heat exchangers five times better:
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 Long Read: A Pakistani homeland for Buddhism: Buddhist art, Muslim nationalism and global public history:
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Scientists document late Pleistocene/early Holocene Mesoamerican stone tool tradition
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Stone tool changes may show how Mesolithic hunter-gatherers responded to changing climate
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Simple ‘smart’ glass reveals the future of artificial vision
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 The art of the Roman deal:
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The archaeological site of 'Ein Qashish in northern Israel was a place of repeated Neanderthal occupation and use during the Middle Paleolithic
Neanderthals made repeated use of the ancient settlement of 'Ein Qashish, Israel
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 Ancient intervention could boost dwindling water reserves in coastal Peru:
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 Capuchin monkeys’ stone-tool use has evolved over 3,000 years: A Brazilian site shows the animals’ long history of selecting various types of pounding devices
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Studies suggest more original migrants to Australia than thought—and they came on purpose
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More men, crowded cities: Five charts show what India’s future looks like according to a UN report India’s population is projected to peak at 1.65 billion in 2060, before starting to decline.
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 9,000 years ago, a community with modern urban problems: Çatalhöyük had overcrowding, violence, environmental troubles
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 Diet at the docks: Living and dying at the port of ancient Rome:
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 Are McMansions Making People Any Happier?: Homes have gotten bigger, but Americans aren’t any more pleased with the extra space.
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 Trailblazing findings on the properties of daguerreotypes: Researchers have announced the groundbreaking findings of a two-year study of the plasmonic properties of daguerreotypes.
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 Ancestral Puebloan pottery-making wasn't 'women's work': Study of Fingerprint Impressions Reveal Pottery Produced by Both Sexes
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 From couples to communities: The built environment shapes us as much as we shape it:
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 Here’s How Much Airbnb Is Lowering Hotel Prices and Occupancy: The number of Airbnb properties has exploded since its founding in 2008. A hospitality management expert looks at how this has hurt hotels.
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 Big city growth stalls further, as the suburbs make a comeback:
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High-quality jadeite tool discovered in underwater ancient salt works in Belize Researchers say the find shows the importance of salt and Maya salt workers more than 1,000 years ago
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Professor rethinks living spaces for refugee camps
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Analysis of the Palaeolithic diet shows no social divisions in food consumption
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 Researchers find little evidence for 'broken windows theory,' say neighborhood disorder doesn't cause crime:
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 The Beauty Premium: How Urban Beauty Affects Cities’ Economic Growth: A study finds that the more beautiful a city is, the more successful it is at attracting jobs and new residents, including highly educated ones
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In the cave of Bàsura, a preliminary survey of fossil traces is carried out on glossy sheets as a reference for more detailed analyses
Traces of crawling in Italian cave give clues to ancient humans' social behavior Researchers have identified the movements of a group of humans as they explored an Italian cave system during the late Stone Age.
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1These jawbones come from animals collected at archaeological sites in the southeastern US. The bottom of the black bear jaw in the center box has been cut, possibly for use in a mask
New data platform illuminates history of humans' environmental impact
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Freshwater mussel shells were material of choice for prehistoric craftsmen
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The Bronze Age spread of Yamnaya Steppe pastoralist ancestry into two subcontinents—Europe and South Asia.
Largest-ever ancient-DNA study illuminates millennia of South and Central Asian prehistory
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Archaeological mystery solved with modern genetics Y chromosomes reveal population boom and bust in ancient Japan
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Fig 1. Location maps.
Ancient Mediterranean seawall first known defense against sea level rise and it failed
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Plan of area A from a 3D model (2015).
Early Christian Basilica Discovered in Ethiopia
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