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Anthropology

Considerable debate surrounds the migration of human populations out of Africa. Two predominant hypotheses concerning the timing contrast in their...
Bowhunting during the Neolithic period may have been one of the pillars of unity as a group of primitive human societies. This is one of the main...
While it is widely accepted that the origins of modern humans date back some 200,000 years to Africa, there has been furious debate as to which model...
New research across thousands of years of human evolution shows that our skeletons have become much lighter and more fragile since the invention of...
Zig-zag markings have been discovered on a shell found at Trinil in Java that dates back to between 430,000 and 540,000 years ago, from the site...
The first scientific evidence of frankincense being used in Roman burial rites in Britain has been uncovered by a team of archaeological scientists...
We often make new discoveries about our ancient ancestors and how they may have behaved, and we sometimes find the evidence right in their bones. For...
We drink milk because it is good for us, but we rarely stop to think “Why?” Archaeologists and geneticists have been puzzling this question since it...
The disappearance of Neanderthals was likely the result of competition from Homo sapiens, and not from poor adaptation to cold. In an extensive,...
On an archaeology field trip in New Mexico as an undergraduate in 2006, Dana Bardolph noticed something that struck her as an odd gender imbalance:...

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