THE ATLANTIC: The Game-Changing Technique Behind an Amazing New Archaeological Discovery

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Release date: 3/10/2018

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Douka’s master’s student Samantha Brown did this in 2015, starting with what she describes as “a massive one-liter bag of fragmented bones.” Working with Mike Buckley from the University of Manchester, Brown drilled 700 of these fragments, and was initially disappointed to find exactly zero hominins. Undeterred, she went back to Russia, got another bag, and drilled hundreds more. And with bone 1,227, she got a hit.

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TitleThe Game-Changing Technique Behind an Amazing New Archaeological Discovery
Media name/outletThe Atlantic
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date3/10/18
DescriptionDouka’s master’s student Samantha Brown did this in 2015, starting with what she describes as “a massive one-liter bag of fragmented bones.” Working with Mike Buckley from the University of Manchester, Brown drilled 700 of these fragments, and was initially disappointed to find exactly zero hominins. Undeterred, she went back to Russia, got another bag, and drilled hundreds more. And with bone 1,227, she got a hit.
URLhttps://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/10/ancient-humans-neanderthals-denisovans/571966/
PersonsMichael Buckley

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