Anthropology News

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 Prof Thomas Higham and his colleagues. Neanderthal. Image credit: Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London. Prof Higham’s team obtained new radiocarbon dates for around 200 samples from 40 Paleolithic sites, ranging from Russia to Spain. The sites were either linked with the Neanderthal tool-making...

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 –...

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...