Anthropology News

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 – 3.5 million years ago, overlapping in time with the famous Lucy’s species, Australopithecus afarensis. Casts of the jaws of Australopithecus deyiremeda. The specific name, deyiremeda, means ‘close relative’ in the language spoken by the Afar people. Image credit: Laura Dempsey / Cleveland...

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...