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12
Jan

4100 B.C. Was a Good Year for Wine

What’s your favorite vintage? 2005? 2007? How about 4100 B.C.? That’s the year scientists have dated the earliest known winery, discovered in a cavern in Armenia. The international team of researchers, based …

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21
Dec

Ancient Brew

Patrick McGovern, author of Uncorking the Past, accompanied the owners of Dogfish Head Brewery on their quest to create an ancient Egyptian beer on the Discovery Channel show “Brew Masters” last week. …

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20
Dec

A New View of North America

We’re pleased to announce that UC Press’s Native Tribes of North America map is now available digitally. The map displays the boundaries of hundreds of tribes across the continent, from the Eskimo …

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11
Oct

Radiolab Imagines a World Without Words

Susan Schaller, author of A Man Without Words, recently appeared on WNYC’s Radiolab for a show about language. Fans of Radiolab will love this episode, which examines the conundrums of language in …

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27
Jul

Seeing the Invisible

Medical anthropologist Philippe Bourgois and photographer and graduate student Jeff Schonberg spent 12 years among homeless heroin users on the streets of San Francisco, embedded in a world that is usually invisible …

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02
Jul

New Details on our Oldest Ancestors

Paleoanthropologist Yohannes Haile-Selassie, co-editor of Ardipithecus kadabba and member of the team that discovered the hominid “Ardi”, is the leader of a team that has just announced another major discovery in human …

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09
Jun

The Remains of an Ancient Armada

Seven hundred years after sinking to the bottom in the seething waters of a legendary battle, shipwreck fragments, pieces of armor, weapons, bones, and other relics lie submerged off the coast of …

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04
May

Tim White in Time 100

Paleoanthropologist Tim White is one of the 2010 Time 100, Time Magazine’s annual list of the most influential people in the world. As one of the leaders of the Middle Awash Project …

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