anthropology

1,000-year-old tomb found in Mexico


September 21st, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Archaeologists have discovered a tomb more than 1,000 years old in the western state of Michoacan, authorities said.The find of the funeral chamber, in which ... Read more...

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2,000-year-old jaguar sculpture found in Mexico


August 29th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 29 (IANS/EFE) Mexican archaeologists have discovered a nearly 2,000-year-old sculpture of a jaguar, an official said.The one-tonne piece - which measures 1.38 meters long by 87 centimeters ... Read more...

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No reversal of tide of economic reform in India: Nirupama Rao


July 27th, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Asserting that the 'India Story' is definitely not over, Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao has assured American businees that there is no question of the tide of ... Read more...

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Maya ruins buried under Mexican highway preserved


June 7th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 7 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities have preserved an archaeological area with several Maya buildings more than 1,500 years old that were buried under a highway in the Yucatan ... Read more...

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Women in red a real turn off for men


April 17th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) Popular perception equates red with women's sexual allure, but the colour may actually act as a turn-off for most males, says a study.Sarah E. Johns, evolutionary ... Read more...

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Wave Tech Community College put on lockdown due to a gunman on the prowl


January 24th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Raleigh, Jan 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wake Technical Community College officials have put the college on a lockdown after they received reports that there was a gunman on the prowl on the campus. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Sari as resort wear? Why not, asks designer Anupamaa


December 9th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 9 (IANS) You'd think a bikini, a swimsuit or a kaftan would be apt as resort wear, but designer Anupamaa Dayal surprised everyone when she showcased saris as ... Read more...

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Camera locates tomb not seen for 1,500 years


June 26th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 26 (IANS/EFE) The tomb of a Mayan dignitary was found in Mexico with the use of a video camera to explore a place no one had entered ... Read more...

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Neanderthals may have lived 8,000 years longer than thought


May 13th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Neanderthals, experts believe, died between 37,000 and 40,000 years ago. However, latest stone artefacts discovered in Russia may mean they actually lived for a further 8,000 ... Read more...

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Right-handedness existed more than 500K years ago


April 20th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): Right-handedness, a distinctively human characteristic that has right-handers outnumbering lefties nine-to-one, goes back more than 500,000 years, according to a scientist at the University of Kansas.For the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Men and women look more alike today: Study


April 5th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A North Carolina State University study, which examined hundreds of Spanish and Portuguese skulls spanning four centuries, shows that differences in the craniofacial features of men and women ... Read more...

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Overweight people really are big-boned


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A new study from North Carolina State University have found that the weight of a person may have an effect on that person's bones.One of the blind spots ... Read more...

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Dead bones give clues to heal back pain


March 1st, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) The bones of people long dead could be the key to healing chronic back pain, says a new research. It is combining the latest computer modelling ... Read more...

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Fear of malacious envy makes us helpful


December 5th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Success is always welcome - but it can also spark worries about envious people trying to bring you down.New research has found that the fear of being ... Read more...

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Fear of being envied makes people act more helpfully toward others


December 4th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): While success is a nice thing to have, it comes with a disadvantage - it makes you worry that the jealous people will try to bring you down.Now ... Read more...

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King Solomon’s copper-and-gold palaces ‘may have existed’


November 25th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Amman, Nov 25 (ANI): A UCSD professor of anthropology has uncovered evidence that suggests that King Solomon's splendid, copper- and gold-adorned palaces - as described in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) - ... Read more...

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Extramarital sexual affairs were common in Amazonian cultures


November 11th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that in some Amazonian cultures, extramarital sexual affairs were common, and people believed that when a woman became pregnant, each of her sexual ... Read more...

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Maslow’s pyramid renovation triggers controversy


August 20th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): A team of psychologists who have updated a cornerstone of modern psychology - Abraham Maslow's pyramid of needs - has triggered a controversy on the way.Maslow's pyramid describes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Informal networks can get you ahead at work


August 15th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Rising to the top comes partly from informal networks, not just having friends at the workplace, and it helps if it includes high-status people. "We need to look at ... Read more...

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Women adept at socializing at work, but have poor networking skills


August 15th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): Women may be adept at socializing anywhere - even their workplace, but when it comes to networking skills, they fail miserably, says a new study.Gail McGuire, chair of ... Read more...

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Archeologists Excavate Tunnels And Ancient Tomb In Mexico


August 5th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) If all goes the way the archeologist of National Institute of Anthropology and History (NIAH) are anticipating, then they are just few feet away from finding ... Read more...

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1600 years old Mayan King’s tomb discovered in Guatemala


July 20th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Guatemala City, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The royal tomb of an ancient Mayan king has been discovered by the archaeologists in Guatemala. The tomb is characterized with lots of carvings, ceramics ... Read more...

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Mayan King Tomb Discovered In Guatemala


July 20th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Guatemala, July 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Archaeologists have discovered a Mayan royal tomb that lay buried beneath the El Diablo pyramid in Guatemala's jungle-covered Peten area. The Mayan Royal Tomb is ... Read more...

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‘Mayan texts doesn’t predict end of world in 2012′


July 8th, 2010 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 8 (IANS/EFE) None of the roughly 15,000 existing ancient Mayan texts state that cataclysmic events will occur in 2012. Those predictions of impending doom are instead contained in esoteric ... Read more...

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Now, 3D technology to determine sex of skeletal remains


July 7th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Researchers will now use three-dimensional imaging technology on human pelvic remains to determine the sex of the skeleton.The new technique is far more superior to traditional visual inspections.Dr. ... Read more...

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Advanced technique being used to decipher Maya glyphs


May 31st, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Mexico City, May 31 (ANI): An advanced technique known as Reflection Transformation Imaging (RTI) is being applied for the first time on Maya sculptures in Mexico to document the ancient monuments.Carlos Pallan ... Read more...

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I want to improve bureaucracy: IAS woman topper


May 6th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) This year's woman topper of the prestigious civil services examination has a simple aim - she wants to help people who haplessly run with files from ... Read more...

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Porn baron Paul Raymond’s granddaughter to devote herself to charity


March 24th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): English publisher of pornography Paul Raymond's granddaughter has revealed that she wants to devote herself to charity.Fawn James, 24, who came to know she would inherit an estimated ... Read more...

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Millennia-old claims of systematic infant sacrifice in ancient Carthage debunked


February 18th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study by University of Pittsburgh researchers has debunked the millennia-old conjecture that the ancient empire of Carthage regularly sacrificed its youngest citizens.An examination of the ... Read more...

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Oldest surviving remains of English Royal family unearthed


January 20th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 20 (ANI): A team of scientists has claimed that the oldest surviving remains of the English Royal family have been unearthed for the first time in more than 500 years.According ... Read more...

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Cooking is what made us human, says expert


December 20th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20 (ANI): Richard Wrangham, professor of anthropology at Harvard University, argues that cooking is the major factor in human evolution.In his book, Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, ... Read more...

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Exposure to everyday germs may prevent diseases in adulthood


December 9th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Parents shouldn't stop their kids from playing in the mud, for a new study suggests that early microbial exposures affect inflammatory processes related to diseases associated with aging ... Read more...

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Museum in Tamil Nadu showcases tribal lifestyle


September 3rd, 2009 - 11:39 pm ICT by ANI
By Jehovah GPalada (Tamil Nadu), Sep 3 (ANI): A museum in Tamil Nadu's Palada district provides an insight into the life of tribal communities living in Nilgiri Hills as it displays traditional ... Read more...

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Some early Europeans consistently consumed fish 40,000 years ago


August 12th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that at least some of the European early modern humans consistently consumed fish 40,000 years ago, supplementing their diet of terrestrial ... Read more...

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How clothing has given humans an edge over other species


July 20th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): In a new study, a scientist is analyzing how humans came to develop clothing, and how that innovation might have in turn given our species an evolutionary edge ... Read more...

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