Anthropology News

Jul 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study, published in the journal Nature, shows that some Amazonian Native Americans descend partly from a Native American population that carried ancestry more closely related to the indigenous peoples of Australasia – Australians, New Guineans and Andaman Islanders – than to any present-day Native Americans or Eurasians. Native South Americans in Brazil by Giulio Ferrario, 1823-1838. “It’s incredibly surprising. There’s a strong...

Jul 21, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using ancient and modern genome-wide data, a team of researchers has found that the ancestors of all present-day Native Americans, including Athabascans...

Jun 11, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The Bronze Age was a period of major cultural changes in Europe and Central Asia. However, there is debate about whether these changes resulted from the...

May 28, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Wounds identified on a 430,000-year-old hominin skull from the archaeological site of Sima de los Huesos in northern Spain may indicate one of the first...

May 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A multinational group of anthropologists has described a new human ancestor species that lived in what is now the Afar region of Ethiopia about 3.3 –...

May 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study published in the journal Child Development, infants are capable of understanding abstract relations like ‘same’ and ‘different.’ Babies...

May 19, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study of the bones of hundreds of humans who lived during the past 33,000 years in Europe finds the rise of agriculture and a corresponding fall...

May 15, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to new research published online today in the journal Science, sex equality in residential decision-making explains the unique social structure...

Apr 16, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Chins of anatomically modern humans don’t come from mechanical forces such as chewing, but instead result from an evolutionary adaptation involving face...

Apr 1, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The new date places an almost complete skeleton of Australopithecus prometheus from the Sterkfontein cave in South Africa as an older relative of famous...

Mar 30, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study published online March 26 in the Journal of Human Evolution suggests that the genus Homo has come in different sizes since its origins over...

Mar 13, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study led by Patrick Roberts of the University of Oxford, UK, early human foragers relied primarily on rainforest resources from at...

Mar 5, 2015 by Sci-News.com

In two papers published in the journal Science, an international team of anthropologists reported the discovery of a partial hominin jaw with teeth from...

Feb 21, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study published in the journal Science Advances strengthens the view that human settlements of all times and places function in the same way by manifesting...

Jan 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A human skull fragment recently unearthed at Manot Cave in Israel provides strong evidence that both anatomically modern Homo sapiens and Neanderthals...

Jan 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists led by Dr Tracy Kivell of the University of Kent and University College London has found strong evidence for stone tool use among...

Jan 16, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Climate change, the loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change, and altered biogeochemical cycles like phosphorus and nitrogen runoff have all passed...

Dec 24, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that modern human skeletons have become much lighter and more fragile...

Dec 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Ancient Easter Islanders had a diet of mostly sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) before European contact, according to researchers Dr John Dudgeon from Idaho...

Nov 19, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study that analyzed different aspects of the nasal complex in Neanderthals and other later Pleistocene fossils from Europe and Africa,...