Latest Anthropology Stories

ice man blood
2015-05-07 08:21:58

Thanks to some cutting-edge technology, researchers from the European Academy of Bozen (EURAC) in Italy have discovered the oldest-known blood cells, using a nano-sized probe to find erythrocytes on the body of the 5,300-year-old mummy known as Ötzi the Iceman.

ring by spring
2015-03-27 09:11:02

You’re scrolling through Instagram, seeing pictures of funny cats, stylish coffees, and oh, another engagement ring. Does that make four friends now? Five? As many friends as the number of carats in that ring? Why does this keep happening? Is ring by spring really still a thing?

2015-03-20 08:28:07


2015-03-19 23:02:51

Jeff Martin joins the American Anthropological Association as the new director of Communications an Public Affairs. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) March 19, 2015

'carpet of tools'
2015-03-14 09:23:36

A new intensive survey of the Messak Settafet escarpment, a massive outcrop of sandstone in the middle of the Saharan desert, has shown that stone tools occur "ubiquitously" across the entire landscape: averaging 75 artefacts per square metre, or 75 million per square kilometer.

2015-03-11 23:20:53

In Hello Anthropocene: Climate Change and Anthropology, Open Anthropology’s new editors Jason Antrosio (Hartwick College) and Sallie Han (SUNY Oneonta) offer twelve articles and three book reviews

witchcraft sex-slavery
2015-02-27 12:56:34

British courts have found difficulty in bringing African sex-traffickers to justice because a belief in black magic and juju “spells” makes victims afraid to testify. Now, the UK government is seeking out the witch doctors responsible and forcing them to reverse the perceived curse.

2015-02-19 23:10:48

On Thursday, February 19, 2015 anthropologists worldwide will celebrate the inaugural National Anthropology Day.

2015-02-09 23:06:56

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) adopted a strong and clear statement on Humanity and Climate Change on January 29, 2015.

2015-01-30 23:09:43

American Anthropological Association's President Monica Heller releases statement on the proclaimed death of the missing college students from Ayotzinapa Teaching Training School.

Latest Anthropology Reference Libraries

2013-10-02 13:00:50

Primatology is the study of primates that focuses on their behaviors and possible evolution. Those who practice this science, known as primatologists, focus on primates in the wild and in laboratory settings. There are many different sub-divisions of primatology that differ based on methodology and theory, but the two major branches are Western primatology and Japanese primatology. There share basic principles, but differ culturally and in many other regards. Western primatology originated...

2013-09-30 13:29:48

Zooarchaeology is the study of animal remains including shells, bones, hides, scales, DNA, chitin, and hair. Shells and bones are most frequently studied because these do not decay at a fast rate, but most remains do not survive because they break or decompose. In eastern areas of North America, Zooarchaeology developed over three periods. The first, known as the Formative period, occurred in the 1860s and was not a specific area of study at that time. The second period, known as the...

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Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]