Anthropology News

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 circulation of technologies or from human migrations, potentially also facilitating the spread of languages. A multidisciplinary team of scientists led by Dr Morten Allentoft from the University of Copenhagen investigated this by using innovative methods to sequence the genomes from 101 humans who...

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...