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These Ancient Skeletons Totally Annihilate a Popular Right-Wing Talking Point
Science & Tech  (tags: anthropology, Medieval times, dark ages, ancient times, ancestry, race, DNA )

- 4 days ago -
For decades, archaeologists and geneticists have sought to identify Anglo-Saxons in England.
11,000 Years Ago, Our Ancestors Survived Abrupt Climate Change
Science & Tech  (tags: climate change, archaeology, ancient peoples, anthropology )

- 18 days ago -
Imagine if, instead of heat this summer, we were faced with a sudden, dramatic cold front that lasted the next 100 years. That is what our hunter-gatherer ancestors lived through 11,000 years ago.
The World's First Farmers Were Surprisingly Diverse
Science & Tech  (tags: Anthropology )

- 642 days ago -
Ancient DNA has a way of uncovering complexity in seemingly simple stories of our past. Most famously, it has shown that modern humans didn't simply replace our archaic cousins as we spread across the world; we interbred with them along the way.
'Eye-Watering' Scale of Black Death's Impact on England Revealed | Science | The Guardian
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, Anthropology, Epidemics, Infectious Diseases, Medieval Ages, United Kingdom, Black Death, history, health, science, scientists, research )

- 695 days ago -
A reminder: The Black Death is still around. Thousands of volunteers have helped to uncover the full and devastating extent of the population collapse caused by the epidemic
Humans and Mastodons in Florida, 14,500 Years Ago!
Science & Tech  (tags: Anthropology, Paleontology, Native Americans )

- 701 days ago -
Further indication of human settlement of North America, possibly South America before the Clovis people.
Scientists Find Oldest Evidence of Regular Meat Consumption By Early Humans
Science & Tech  (tags: Diet, early humans, anthropology, Tanzania, eating meat, early nutrition, brain development )

- 2021 days ago -
A skull fragment unearthed by anthropologists in Tanzania shows that our ancient ancestors were eating meat at least 1.5 million years ago, shedding new light into the evolution of human physiology and brain development.
Researchers: Ancient Human Remains Found in Israel
Science & Tech  (tags: Homo sapiens, humans, evolution, human origins, anthropology, archeology, geography, Middle East, theory, discovery )

- 2668 days ago -
Israeli archaeologists said Monday they may have found the earliest evidence yet for the existence of modern man, and if so, it could upset theories of the origin of humans.
So We're Part Neanderthal....What Now?
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, fossils, anthropology, Paleontology, Neandertals, humanoids, primate evolution, human ancestry )

- 2877 days ago -
So now we know: Many, if not most, people alive today have some Neanderthal ancestry. This finding, which comes from analysis of the Neanderthal genome, has taken many experts by surprise.
Evolution of Fairness Driven By Culture, Not Genes
Science & Tech  (tags: Anthropology, behavior, culture, cultural evolution, tests, kindness, altruism, selfishness, genes, evolution )

- 2951 days ago -
Human behaviors are often explained as hard-wired evolutionary leftovers of life on the savannah or during the Stone Age. But a study of one very modern behavior, fairness toward total strangers one will never meet again, suggests it evolved recently....
New Primate Theory Sparks Controversy
Science & Tech  (tags: anthropology, primates )

- 3002 days ago -
Dramatic geological events might have helped split different lineages.
The Mild-Altering Role of Incense in Religion
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, study, world, anthropology, environment, culture, biology, religion, ceremonies, incense, sociology, physiology, spirituality, evolution )

- 3616 days ago -
A team of international neuroscientists have announced that a component of the resin made from Boswellia trees, more commonly called Frankincense, biochemically relieves anxiety in mice, and presumably people.
Even Paleoanthropologists Shouldn't Judge Books By Their Covers.
Science & Tech  (tags: Anthropology, research, discovery, Dentistry, fossils, Paranthropus boisei, evolution )

- 3640 days ago -
Analysis of scratches on the teeth & other tooth wear reveal the pattern of eating for the Paranthropus boisei, aka "Nutcracker Man,"an ancient hominin that lived between 2.3 & 1.2 million yrs. ago,was more consistent with modern-day fruit-eating animals.
SPAIN: Archeological Dig Yields Ancient European
Science & Tech  (tags: Europe, Homo sapiens, archeology, anthropology, science, primatology, history, human evolution )

- 3674 days ago -
Scientists have discovered the oldest human remains in western Europe.A jawbone and teeth discovered at the famous Atapuerca site in northern Spain have been dated between 1.1 and 1.2 million years old.
Tank-Like Armadillo Fossils Found in Andes
Science & Tech  (tags: chile, science, remains, Anthropology, fossils, armadillo )

- 3781 days ago -
SCIENTISTS searching for fossils high in the Andes mountains in Chile have unearthed the remains of a tank-like mammal related to armadillos that grazed 18 million years ago. "It looks different than almost anything out on the landscape today. There re
Most Ancient Case of Tuberculosis Found in 500,000-Year-Old Human
Science & Tech  (tags: Anthropology, discovery, science, technology, humans, Homo erectus, health, research, study, interesting )

- 3785 days ago -
This new found specimen of the human species,Homo erectus,suggests support for the theory that dark-skinned people who migrate northward from low, tropical latitudes produce less vitamin D,which can adversely affect the immune system as well the skeleton.

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