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Quickly some archaeological or otherwise prehistorical news, mostly (but not only) from Stone Pages‘ newsletter ArchaeoNews.
Paranthropus sp. were patrilocal: enamel analysis finds that females were much more mobile than males in this hominin genus > SD.
Autism was maybe selected for in scattered hunter-gatherer populations > SD.
The effective population size of the first Native Americans was maybe of just 70 > Daily Mail [update: it seems to be on <a href=http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pbio.0030193 >a 2005 paper</a>, not really new].
Geometric rock art and “rock gongs” in Northern Sudan (Wadi Abu Dom) may be 5000 years old > Live Science, UPI.
Newly found Australian skull might date to as much as 25,000 years ago > ABC.
Barrows (tumuli) excavated in Dorset (England) before the sea destroys them > BBC.
Large dolmen tomb discovered at Srikakulam (Andrah Pradesh, India) > Times of India.