Anthropology News

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 are able to learn abstract relations before the first year of life. Image credit: Kang Heungbo. “This suggests that a skill key to human intelligence is present very early in human development, and that language skills are not necessary for learning abstract relations,” said Dr...

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...

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...