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Scientists discover oldest modern human fossil outside of Africa

Scientists discover oldest modern human fossil outside of Africa

Published Jan 25, 2018

A Binghamton anthropologist contributed to the analysis of the fossil, which suggests Homo sapiens left Africa at least 50,000 years earlier than previously thought. 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

Battle may be more important than previously thought

Battle may be more important than previously thought

Published Oct 12, 2015

The Battle of Fort Anne, long seen as a minor skirmish in the Revolutionary War, was actually a turning point that led to the defeat of Gen. John Burgoyne’s forces at Saratoga on Oct. 17, 1777. That was part of the findings of research by Binghamton University experts, the Post-Star reports. Read more

Fossils reveal clues about early humans’ hearing

Fossils reveal clues about early humans’ hearing

Published Sep 28, 2015

Binghamton’s Rolf Quam led an international team in reconstructing an aspect of sensory perception in fossils from 2 million years ago found in South Africa. Watch video

Archaeological team to begin Battle Hill dig

Archaeological team to begin Battle Hill dig

Published Mar 4, 2014

A team from Binghamton University’s Public Archaeology Facility, which has examined several other upstate Revolutionary War battlefields, will be turning its sights on Battle Hill this summer, The Post-Star reports. Read more

Dig seeks traces of battlefield

Dig seeks traces of battlefield

Published Jan 6, 2014

Binghamton University archaeologists recently took their shovels to a cornfield, searching for evidence that could earn the scene of a Revolutionary War battle a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Read more

Hearing changes could be ancient in the human line

Hearing changes could be ancient in the human line

Published May 16, 2013

A Binghamton University study of two ancient hominins from South Africa suggests that changes in the shape and size of the middle ear occurred early in our evolution. Such alterations could have profoundly changed what our ancestors could hear — and perhaps how they could communicate, Nature reports this week. Read more