Anthropology News

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 skull, dating back as far as 100,000 years and found at the Xujiayao site in Nihewan Basin, China. A reconstruction of Neanderthal man. Image credit: Neanderthal Museum. “The discovery places into question a whole suite of scenarios of later Pleistocene human population dispersals and interconnections...

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 –...

May 16, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The well-preserved, genetically intact skeleton of a teenage girl who lived about 13,000-12,000 years ago in what is now Mexico is helping resolve a long-standing...

May 1, 2014 by Sci-News.com

In a new review of recent studies on Neanderthals, anthropologists have found that complex interbreeding and assimilation may have been responsible for...

Apr 24, 2014 by Sci-News.com

U.S. researchers from the University of Missouri and the University of New Mexico have used satellite images to track the movements and demographic health...

Mar 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The nearly complete skeleton of the Australopithecus prometheus named Little Foot discovered in the Sterkfontein caves in South Africa is the oldest complete...