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The scientific study of physical remains, whether monuments, artifacts or relics of past human life, cultures or activities.

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Archaeology > Evolution

Peter Douglas Ward

Archaeology; Evolution

Professor of geological sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he is also adjunct professor of zoology and of astronomy. Author of several books on ...

Victor Johnston

Archaeology; Evolution

Professor of biopsychology at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. His research interests include the evolution of consciousness and perceptions of beauty. He is the author ...

Michael Levine

Archaeology; Evolution

Professor of genetics and development in the Molecular and Cell Biology Department at University of California, Berkeley. Levine was the discoverer (with Bill McGinnis) of ...

Paul Ewald

Archaeology; Evolution

Professor of biology at Amherst College, specializing in hummingbird and flower coevolution and the evolution of infectious diseases. His research on disease focuses on the ...


Archaeology; Evolution

Plant life; often used to distinguish from animal life ("fauna").


Archaeology; Evolution

Possessing two tail-like extensions called flagella that are used for movement, these single-celled algae can live freely or in other organisms such as corals. When many ...

Dan-Erik Nilsson

Archaeology; Evolution

Professor Nilsson heads the Functional Morphology Division of the Department of Zoology at Lund University in Sweden. His main research interest is the optics and evolution of ...