Anthropology News

Mar 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The nearly complete skeleton of the Australopithecus prometheus named Little Foot discovered in the Sterkfontein caves in South Africa is the oldest complete Australopithecus ever found, say anthropologists led by Dr Laurent Bruxelles of the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research. Forensic facial reconstruction of another Australopithecus species – A. afarensis. Image credit: Cicero Moraes / CC BY-SA 3.0. The Sterkfontein...

Mar 13, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Evolutionary analysis applied to North American and Siberian languages suggests that while most of the Beringia people migrated into North America, some...

Feb 28, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international team of scientists led by Dr Dennis O’Rourke from the University of Utah has discovered how Native Americans may have survived the...

Feb 7, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Archaeologists today announced the discovery of a series of footprints left by a group of adults and children about 800,000 years ago. Human footprints,...

Jan 30, 2014 by Sci-News.com

In two new studies, genetic researchers have shown that about 20 percent of the Neanderthal genome survives in modern humans of non-African ancestry and...

Jan 12, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paranthropus boisei, an early hominin that lived in East Africa between 2.3 and 1.2 million years ago, mainly ate tiger-nuts – edible bulbous tubers...

Jan 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, confirms close relationship of Ardipithecus ramidus – a species of...

Dec 18, 2013 by Sci-News.com

A comparison of the high-quality genome sequence of a 50,000-year-old Neanderthal woman with those of modern humans and Denisovans reveals a long history...

Dec 17, 2013 by Sci-News.com

A tiny bone of an early human species, possibly Homo erectus, found in Kenya is the earliest evidence of a modern human-like hand, according to a team...