The Mayan Pet Trade Was Thriving 2,400 Years Ago

The journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a paper yesterday on the results animal remains from a Mayan site Seibal in Guatemala. The dog and cat bones are dated to the Middle Preclassic period (700-350 B.C.). This is centuries older than prior known Mayan pet keeping. Just how do we know these... Continue Reading →

New Radiochronological Dates for Sahelanthropus tchadensis and Australopithecus bahrelghazali

Whoever manages the PNAS web servers should thank Afarensis because he found that paper prior to the March 4th date I threatened to bring down their site on. He's written up an educational overview of the findings, so has Jason of Hominin Dental Anthropology. I eluted to the significance of this study earlier, but I'll... Continue Reading →

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