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The World's First Farmers Were Surprisingly Diverse
Science & Tech  (tags: Anthropology )

- 493 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 )

- 546 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 )

- 552 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 )

- 1873 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 )

- 2520 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 )

- 2728 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 )

- 2802 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 )

- 2853 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 )

- 3468 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 )

- 3491 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 )

- 3526 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 )

- 3632 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 )

- 3637 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.
Neanderthal Child Tooth Growth Suggests Rapid Maturation
Science & Tech  (tags: science, Archaeology, Anthropology, research, scientists, tech, study, humans, discovery, cultures, early humans, Neanderthal, interesting )

- 3639 days ago -
Scientists report evidence for a rapid developmental pattern in a 100,000 year old Belgian Neanderthal child (Homo neanderthalensis).
NEW FINDING: Chatty Cave Men? Me Neanderthal, Talk Just Fine
Science & Tech  (tags: Neanderthal, human evolution, speech, genes, anthropology, archeology )

- 3686 days ago -
Neanderthals might have spoken just like humans do now, new genetic findings suggest. Neanderthals are humanity's closest extinct relatives. Since their discovery more than 150 years ago, researchers have found out they could make tools just like our ance

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