All posts tagged with South America

Hippos in South America

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The Washington Post has an opinion piece by Robert Gebelhoff asking the tough questions about a South American herd of African herbivores: “The great conundr...

Link: Peanut origins

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Peanuts have an interesting origin: “Modern Peanut’s Wild Cousin, Thought Extinct, Found in Andes”.

A look at early South American sites

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Nature last week carried a great article by Barbara Fraser about the growing research into the earliest peoples of South America: “The first South Americans:...

Across the waters

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Japanese tsunami debris has been arriving on the northwest coast of the United States, carrying exotic Asian marine species along for the ride. Earth magazin...

Heyerdahl hyperdiffusion

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Martin Rundkvist has been giving a series of lectures about pseudoarchaeologists. Today he writes about Thor Heyerdahl, setting his ideas into the mid-20th-c...

Sloth bombers

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Brian Switek notes a new study on the locomotor dynamics of sloths. I perked up when reading this passage…

Last of a tribe

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I want to pass along a story from Slate’s Monte Reel, about a modern-day Ishi in remote Brazil: “The most isolated man on the planet.”

Mailbag: Haplogroups of Peruvian mummies

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Now that we have looked at the DNA of the Tarim Basin mummies, when is somebody going to do the same for the mummies found at Paracasa, Peru? I know that an...

Amazon structures

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More evidence of dense Precolumbian habitation of the Amazon basin: