Anthropology News

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 strongly interacting social networks, thus magnifying rates of social interaction and increasing the productivity and scope of material resources, human labor, and knowledge. The Maya city of Palenque in modern-day Mexico. Image credit: Peter Andersen / CC BY-SA 3.0. Previous studies have...

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,...

Sep 27, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An analysis of about 3,000 stone tools from a 325,000-year-old archaeological site near the village of Nor Geghi in the Kotayk Province of Armenia challenges...

Sep 19, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of researchers led by Dr John Wilmoth of the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs announced yesterday in the journal Science that, according...