Anthropology News

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, Neanderthals were a distinct species of the genus Homo, and not a subspecies of anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens neanderthalensis) as some scientists thought. A model of a Neanderthal man in modern clothing. Image credit: H. Neumann / Neanderthal Museum. The study indicates that the nasal...

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...

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...