Anthropology

  1. Tokyo
    Archaeology

    ‘Cities’ reveals common ground between ancient and modern urban life

    In the book ‘Cities,’ archaeologist Monica Smith sees the positives in past and present metropolises.

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  2. Philippines cave
    Anthropology

    A new hominid species has been found in a Philippine cave, fossils suggest

    Cave fossils found in the Philippines come from a newly discovered member of the human lineage, researchers say.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Readers seek answers to stories about shingles, Neandertal spears and more

    Readers had questions about Neandertal spears, Earth’s inner core and more.

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  4. Hyksos palace ruins
    Anthropology

    Foreigners may have conquered ancient Egypt without invading it

    Dental evidence suggests female Hyksos immigrants married into power.

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  5. Denisova Cave
    Anthropology

    The first known fossil of a Denisovan skull has been found in a Siberian cave

    A new fossil and evidence that the hominids interbred with humans as recently as 15,000 years ago only add to Denisovans’ mystery.

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  6. Tech

    Readers respond to classroom robots, soil erosion and more

    Readers had comments and questions about robots in classrooms, benzodiazepines and more.

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  7. a composite photo of two skulls showing differences in overbites
    Humans

    The rise of farming altered our bite and changed how people talk

    Eating soft, processed foods refashioned adults' jaws, which added “f” and “v” sounds to speech and changed languages worldwide, a study finds.

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  8. King Richard III’s bones
    Animals

    ‘Skeleton Keys’ unlocks the history and mysteries of bones

    From fish to dinosaurs to King Richard III, ‘Skeleton Keys’ surveys the scientific and cultural history of bones.

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  9. chimpanzees
    Life

    Human encroachment threatens chimpanzee culture

    Human activity is affecting chimps’ behavioral repertoire, a new study suggests. Creating chimp cultural heritage sites might save unique behaviors.

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  10. rabbit bones
    Anthropology

    Hominids may have hunted rabbits as far back as 400,000 years ago

    Stone Age groups in Europe put small game on the menu surprisingly early.

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  11. Life

    Readers ponder mitochondria, Neandertal diets, deep sea corals and more

    Readers had questions about mitochondrial DNA, Neandertal diets, deep ocean corals and more.

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  12. Ardipithecus ramidus ankle bone
    Anthropology

    African hominid fossils show ancient steps toward a two-legged stride

    New Ardipithecus ramidus fossils reveal how hominids were shifting toward humanlike walking more than 4 million years ago.

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