Anthropology News

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 from more than 2,300 modern-day humans and nine ancient farmers and hunter-gatherers who lived in Germany, Luxembourg and Sweden, around 7,000 to 8,000 years ago. A Sami indigenous northern European family in Norway around 1900. The picture was probably taken in 1896 around the Kanstadfjord near...

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...

Aug 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A fresh study on Homo floresiensis, conducted by Prof Robert Eckhardt of Pennsylvania State University and his colleagues, suggests that LB1 – the...

Aug 2, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a group of anthropologists headed by Dr Brian Hare of Duke University, a decline in testosterone levels about 50,000 years ago led to the...

Jul 8, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Anthropologists are surprised by the presence of a unique inner-ear formation – long thought to occur only in Neanderthals – in an early human...

Jul 1, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study conducted by Washington State University anthropologists Dr Tim Kohler and Dr Kelsey Reese, pre-Columbian Native Americans experienced...

Jun 26, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Analysis of sediment samples from El Salt – a known site of Neanderthal occupation in Spain that dates back 50,000 years – suggests that Neanderthals...

Jun 20, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The Sima de los Huesos hominin, previously thought to belong to an ancient human species known as Homo heidelbergensis, is now reported to be an early...

Jun 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Hominin faces – especially those of australopithecines – evolved to minimize injury from punches to the face during fights between males –...