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Earliest evidence of ancient N. American salmon fishing
September 21, 2015

chum-salmon-illustration-from-Wikipedia-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers from Alaska and Washington state have found the earliest known evidence that Ice Age humans in North America used salmon as a food source, according to a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Sept. 8: Common reading investigates DNA, forensic science
September 3, 2015

KempPULLMAN, Wash. – How the knowledge of DNA has evolved to take its place in forensic science will be discussed by Washington State University molecular anthropologist Brian Kemp at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in CUE 203 as part of a free, public, common reading talk.

Study: How environment may have affected ancient societies
June 1, 2015

ancient-DNA-from-Photos-dot-comPULLMAN, Wash. – A new study in PLOS ONE shows for the first time that epigenetic marks on DNA can be detected in a large number of ancient human remains. This could improve understanding about the effects of famine and disease in the ancient world.