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Author: Leo, John (Student Administrative Assistant)
New Study Shows Archery Appeared in Europe Thousands of Years Earlier than Previously Thought
A new study published in Science Advances contextualizes the traditions and technological knowledge of early, pioneering Homo sapiens. The study demonstrates the mastery of archery by modern populations and extends the evidence of archery in Europe back by about 40,000 years. Continue reading
Tanner Kovach and Jayson Gill Publish Scholarly Article
Congratulations go out to graduate students Tanner Kovach and Jayson Gill for completing and publishing a new scholarly article in the prestigious Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory!
The article, entitled School of Rocks: a Transmission Time Investment Model for Pleistocene Lithic Technology, proposes a “transmission time investment model for integrating the tenets of human behavioral ecology and cultural evolutionary theory to investigate agency and optimality in the social transmission of lithic technologies.” More information about the article and a PDF file containing it in full can be accessed here.
We are very excited to see what they will publish next!
Upcoming Lecture from Archaeological Society of Connecticut
On Wednesday, March 8th, at 7:00 PM, Jim Bailey of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut will be hosting a virtual lecture entitled Pirates on the Run: An Investigation of 17th Century Arabian Coins Found in New England. It is free to join and will be held via Zoom. Be sure to sign up! Click here for the sign-up link.