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Anthropology

The evolution of diet is intimately linked to human evolution: from the use of tools to break nuts, collect insects or hunt game, to the use of fire...
What contributed to the evolution of faces in the ape-like ancestors of humans? The prehistoric version of a bar fight —over women, resources and...
A new analysis of European archaeological sites containing large numbers of dead mammoths and dwellings built with mammoth bones has led Penn State...
We’ve all heard the story: dim-witted Neanderthals couldn’t quite keep up with our intelligent modern human ancestors, leading to their eventual...
If you think Neanderthals were stupid and primitive, it's time to think again. The widely held notion that Neanderthals were dimwitted and that...
If Facebook were around 1,400 years ago, the ancient Maya might have been big fans of the virtual self. The Maya believed that part of your identity...
Just one generation ago Australian schoolkids were taught that Aboriginal people couldn’t count beyond five, wandered the desert scavenging for food...
We all think we have a rough idea of what happened 12,000 years ago when people at several different spots around the globe brought plants under...
Archaeologists at the University of York are challenging the traditional view that Neanderthal childhood was difficult, short and dangerous. A...
New research suggests that there was never a state of grace. We have always been the nemesis of the planet's wildlife. You want to know who we are?...

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