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Anthropology

The global population exploded during the 20th century, aided in part by better public health that reduced infant mortality and increased life...
Humans originated in Africa. But what route did they take as they began to disperse around the world 60,000 years ago? A new professor at the...
For decades, the movement of an ancient ape species called Oreopithecus bambolii has been a matter of debate for scientists. Did it walk like a human...
Thinking about spending the summer in the sun and sand? Early Neolithic humans may have thought so too, although with more survival-oriented goals in...
18,000 years ago, the remote Indonesian island of Flores was home to a population of tiny humans. They stood only about 3.5 feet tall on their large...
A rich assemblage of fossils and artifacts in the foothills of the Zagros Mountains in Iran has revealed that the early inhabitants of the region...
Researchers report that they have found a direct genetic link between the remains of Native Americans who lived thousands of years ago and their...
The first case of a bone tumor of the ribs in a Neanderthal specimen reveals that at least one Neanderthal suffered a cancer that is common in modern...
In remote caves of the Pyrenees, lie precious remnants of the Ice Age undisturbed: foot and hand prints of prehistoric hunters. The tracks have...
A new study by archaeologists at the University of York challenges evolutionary theories behind the development of our earliest ancestors from tree...

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