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UF Researcher Helps Establish New Views On Human Origins

Published: Dec 12th, 1996

GAINESVILLE —A University of Florida anthropologist is part of an international research team whose new findings could change the way human evolution theory is taught in some classrooms.

Rich Archaeological Site Gives UF Scientists New Clues About Early Man

Published: Nov 7th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — A 10,000-year-old underwater time capsule is giving University of Florida scientists new clues about the first people to survive the tumultuous transition from the Ice Age to today’s modern climate.

UF Scientist’s Oyster Discovery Gives Clues About Evolution

Published: Oct 31st, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Understanding why an ancient oyster became as large as a dinner plate may help answer the evolutionary riddle of how generations of dinosaurs and other animals grew.

Modern Darwin Focuses On Extinction Of Species In Galapagos

Published: Aug 15th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Humans have erased eons of evolution on remote Pacific islands, says a University of Florida researcher who follows in Charles Darwin’s footsteps on an upcoming television special.

UF Scientist’s Discovery Challenges Assumptions About Killer Bird

Published: Jun 5th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Scientists are searching for more fossils after a University of Florida paleontologist discovered a wing bone that revealed a 2-million-year-old killer bird so tough that it survived the collision of two continents.

Humans Have Been Changing The Environment Since Prehistoric Times

Published: May 31st, 1996

GAINESVILLE —Although early civilizations did not clear land for convenience stores, strip malls or housing developments, they did change the land to suit their needs and overused natural resources long before the industrial revolution, archaeologists have shown.

Drama Of Discovery Draws Amateur Archaeologists, Says UF Researcher

Published: Apr 26th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—Learning something new about something old explains part of archaeology’s lure to legions of amateurs who follow their passion despite bug bites, bad food and nonexistent plumbing, says a University of Florida anthropologist.

UF Conference To Offer Researchers A Close Look At Hidden Sites

Published: Apr 12th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—Satellite radar imagery is giving scientists a first-ever look at ancient cultures, some buried beneath dense jungle or tons of sand.