Anthropology

More Stories in Anthropology

  1. satellite image
    Archaeology

    Satellites are transforming how archaeologists study the past

    In ‘Archaeology from Space,’ Sarah Parcak takes readers on a lively tour of the past, and archaeology of the 21st century.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Readers inquire about measles, vaccine hesitancy and more

    Readers had questions about vaccine-hesitant parents, measles and DNA sequencing.

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  3. Greek skull fragments
    Anthropology

    A Greek skull may belong to the oldest human found outside of Africa

    Humans possibly reached southeastern Europe by 210,000 years ago.

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  4. crescent moon
    Anthropology

    Ancient humans used the moon as a calendar in the sky

    Whether the moon was a timekeeper for early humans, as first argued during the Apollo missions, is still up for debate.

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  5. Philistine child
    Anthropology

    Ancient DNA reveals the origins of the Philistines

    A mysterious Biblical-era population may have fled Bronze Age calamities.

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  6. elongated skull from China
    Anthropology

    East Asians may have been reshaping their skulls 12,000 years ago

    An ancient skull-molding practice had a long history in northeastern Asia, researchers say.

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  7. Ethiopia archaeological site
    Anthropology

    Hominids may have been cutting-edge tool makers 2.6 million years ago

    Contested finds point to a sharp shift in toolmaking by early members of the Homo genus.

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  8. modern African herders in Tanzania
    Anthropology

    Africa’s first herders spread pastoralism by mating with foragers

    DNA unveils long-ago hookups between early pastoralists and native hunter-gatherers in Africa.

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  9. teeth
    Anthropology

    Fossil teeth push the human-Neandertal split back to about 1 million years ago

    A study of fossilized teeth shifts the age of the last common ancestor between Neandertals and humans.

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