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Archaeology

Archaeology

(Science: study) The science or study of antiquities, especially. Prehistoric antiquities, such as the remains of buildings or monuments of an early epoch, inscriptions, implements, and other relics, written manuscripts, etc.

Origin: gr.; ancient (fr. Beginning) _ discourse, to speak.


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Help with old, heavy bone id

Here's what Matthew G Hill from the Archaeology department at Iowa State University said: Nice specimen. It’s an axis vertebra (that is, the second cervical) from a bison.

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by tlongren
Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:48 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help with old, heavy bone id
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Re: Is evolution as simple as we think?

... point is. What would be direct, reproducible evidence for the spontaneous appearance of a new gene with a novel function in a genome? And how can archaeology deduce "new gene events"? My point is that something inferred from archeological data is given same weight as direct experimental ...

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by Cat
Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:34 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is evolution as simple as we think?
Replies: 38
Views: 21697

Re: Is evolution as simple as we think?

... point is. What would be direct, reproducible evidence for the spontaneous appearance of a new gene with a novel function in a genome? And how can archaeology deduce "new gene events"?

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by wbla3335
Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:25 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is evolution as simple as we think?
Replies: 38
Views: 21697

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... a little more interested in the future than the past — but I don't dismiss it either. For example, on the top of Freeman's wish list was ribosome archaeology. And Dimitar asked, Is there a milestone that we think is significant. The ribosome, both looking at the past and at the future, is a very ...

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by scottie
Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:05 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
Views: 893901

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... content etc etc. The reason is simple, it is a philosophy. Mind you Mayr also describes it as a historical science. Now that puts it on a par with Archaeology, and we all know how exact a science archaeology is don’t we? If you were honest enough to acknowledge that, at best this theory is a material ...

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by scottie
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
Views: 893901
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