Category: Francesco Berna

UMass geoscientists study ‘Viking poop’ to understand ancient climate

November 27th, 2012 in 2012, Boston.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Francesco Berna, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Francesco Berna, College of Arts & Sciences

Three years ago, geoscientist Robert D’Anjou climbed into an inflatable raft and navigated to the deepest spot in Lake Liland in northern Norway…

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Evidence inside Wonderwerk cave in South Africa proves our ancestors used fire a million years ago

April 20th, 2012 in 2012, Associated Press, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Francesco Berna, Newsmakers 0 comments

Associated Press
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When did our ancestors first use fire?

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Who discovered the mystery of fire?

April 10th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Francesco Berna, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

Pravda
Francesco Berna, College of Arts & Sciences

For nearly half a million years the humanity has been using fire…

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Were early humans cooking their food a million years ago?

April 4th, 2012 in 2012, Christian Science Monitor, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Francesco Berna, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

Christian Science Monitor
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Early humans harnessed fire as early as a million years ago, much earlier than previously thought, suggests evidence unearthed in a cave in South Africa…

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Playing with Fire

April 3rd, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Francesco Berna, Newsmakers, Paul Schneider, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

BU Today
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Paul Goldberg, College of Arts & Sciences

For many years it was believed that humans didn’t use fire until about 800,000 years ago….

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Scientists find clue to human evolution’s burning question

April 2nd, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Francesco Berna, Newsmakers, Paul Goldberg, RESEARCH @ BU, The Guardian 0 comments

The Guardian
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Paul Goldberg, College of Arts & Sciences

Cooking is a universal in human culture. The mixing and heating of raw ingredients to make dinner is a fundamental part of our lives, one of the most noticeable things that separates us from even our closest animal cousins…

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Ash traces hint at cave cuisine 1 million years ago

April 2nd, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Francesco Berna, New Scientist, Newsmakers, Paul Goldberg, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

New Scientist
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Paul Goldberg, College of Arts & Sciences

You could call it the original baptism of fire: the moment hominins first began controlling flames…

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Bright sparks reveal fire’s origin

April 2nd, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Francesco Berna, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

New Zealand Herald
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When did our ancestors first use fire?…

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Million-year-old ash hints at origins of cooking

April 2nd, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Francesco Berna, Nature, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

Nature
Francesco Berna, College of Arts & Sciences

Ash found in a South African cave hints that humans were cooking with fire one million years ago…

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From the ashes, the oldest controlled fire

April 2nd, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Francesco Berna, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Science News 0 comments

Science News
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A 1 million-year-old fire lit by human ancestors has flickered back to life in a South Africa cave…

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