Anthropology News

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 size and shape, according to a team of anthropologists at the University of Iowa. Scientists say that primates, Neanderthals, and archaic humans don’t possess a chin. This image shows a Neanderthal man. Image credit: Mauro Cutrona. Using facial and cranial biomechanical analyses with nearly 40...

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...