Anthropology News

Dec 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Ancient Easter Islanders had a diet of mostly sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) before European contact, according to researchers Dr John Dudgeon from Idaho State University and Monica Tromp from the University of Otago, New Zealand. New research indicates the importance of sweet potato to the Easter Island diet prior to European contact in 1722. Image credit: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen / CC BY-SA 3.0. The team has just published a new paper clearing...

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,...

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...