Anthropology News

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 Australopithecus africanus (3 to 2 million years ago) and several Pleistocene hominins, traditionally considered not to have engaged in habitual tool manufacture. Australopithecus africanus. Image credit: J.M Salas / CC BY-SA 3.0. The distinctly human ability for forceful precision (e.g. when turning...

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...

Sep 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Modern Europeans are the descendants of at least three groups of ancient humans, not two as was previously thought, reveals a comparative analysis of DNA...

Aug 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Anatomically modern humans and Neanderthals were both living in Europe for up to 5,400 years, says a new study conducted by Oxford University researcher...