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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Ice Age Tools Hint at 40,000 Years of Bushman Culture
2 August 2012 2:03 pm
Archaeologists studying a South African cave say they have found 44,000-year-old artifacts—including bone tools and poisoned arrowheads—nearly identical to those still in use by hunter-gatherers. The team calls the finds the oldest known examples of "modern culture," the adaptations that enabled Homo sapiens to make it through the last Ice Age and survive to the present day.