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Ancient DNA preserved in humans, study finds

Ancient DNA preserved in humans, study finds

Published Mar 17, 2016

Residents of the remote equatorial islands of Melanesia share fragments of genetic code with two extinct human species, according to a new study published in the journal Science. Read more

Easter Island not destroyed by war, new analysis shows

Easter Island not destroyed by war, new analysis shows

Published Feb 17, 2016

A new analysis led by a Binghamton University archaeologist contradicts the belief that the ancient civilization of Rapa Nui, Chile, was destroyed by warfare. Read more

For this scholar, trash is treasure

For this scholar, trash is treasure

Published Dec 19, 2014

Anthropologist Joshua Reno studies the economics and politics — even empires — that waste creates. Read more

Anthropologist turns to the alpaca

Anthropologist turns to the alpaca

Published Apr 1, 2014

Anthropologist D. Andrew Merriwether studies a disorder found in both humans and the alpaca. Read more

How the Fed learned to talk

How the Fed learned to talk

Published Feb 4, 2014

For the Fed to be effective, it needs the public (and the markets) to listen clearly to what it says, and to act accordingly, Binghamton anthropologist Douglas Holmes writes in The New York Times. Read more

Could alpacas help cure human diseases?

Could alpacas help cure human diseases?

Published Jul 1, 2013

Binghamton researcher Andrew Merriwether, a biologist, anthropologist and alpaca farmer, tells Fox 40 TV that studying alpaca genes may also help humans. Read more

DNA analysis shakes up Neandertal theories

DNA analysis shakes up Neandertal theories

Published Apr 4, 2012

New research suggests that Western European Neandertals were on the verge of extinction long before modern humans showed up. Read more