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•  MAY 16, 2016 •

FSU researcher leads discovery of oldest known site of human life in the Southeast

The discovery of stone tools alongside mastodon bones in the Aucilla River — about 45 minutes from Tallahassee — shows that humans settled the southeastern United States as much as 1,500 years earlier than scientists previously believed, according to a research team led by FSU Assistant Professor of Anthropology Jessi Halligan. The site is now the oldest known site of human life in the southeastern United States

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THE SCENE

'This has opened up a whole new world in the study of first Americans ...'

FSU Assistant Professor of Anthropology Jessi Halligan explains why her team's discovery in the Aucilla River is so significant. “There were people here. So how did they live? This has opened up a whole new line of inquiry for us as scientists as we try to understand the settlement of the Americas.” Watch!

FSU RESEARCH IN THE NEWS

NY Times: A closer look at Zika research

Professor Hengli Tang, a virologist who has studied H.I.V. and hepatitis C, has played a key role in the race to unravel the secrets of the Zika virus. The New York Times takes a looks at the inner workings of Zika research. Read the NY Times article ...

FSU INNOVATION

FSU professor wins $50K innovation prize

Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences James Olcese, won the $50,000 Cade Museum Prize for innovation for his invention of a sleep mask that will help pregnant women stave off preterm labor. “There’s not been any developments in preterm labor for 40 years, Olcese said. “This is really drawing attention to a totally new way of thinking about the whole problem.” Read more ...

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SEMINOLE SUCCESS

Twice as nice: Softball, women's track claim ACC Championships

The FSU softball and women's track & field teams claimed ACC titles over the weekend. Softball won its third consecutive ACC crown with a win over Notre Dame Saturday, and women's track & field captured the league championship at its home track Sunday.

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