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2012-11-28 13:04:46

Men may share more genes with sisters' kids than with cheating wife's kids A University of Utah study produced new mathematical support for a theory that explains why men in some cultures often feed and care for their sisters' children: where extramarital sex is common and accepted, a man's genes are more likely to be passed on by their sister's kids than by their wife's kids. The theory previously was believed valid only if a man was likely to be the biological father of less than one...

Grass Was Quite Yummy For Early Human Ancestors
2012-11-14 05:23:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Our ancestors about 3.5 million years ago had a diet that mainly consisted of tropical grasses and sedges, according to a new study. Scientists reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that they extracted information from the fossilized teeth of three Australopithecus bahrelghazali individuals, which were the first early hominins excavated at two sites in Africa. "We found evidence suggesting that early...

2012-10-26 04:01:19

Turkey Weddings has celebrated another successful season of wedding planning and welcomed a surge of bookings for beach weddings set in the chic and uber romantic Oludeniz resort. (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 In recent months the team of wedding planners have witnessed a steep rise in bookings for 2013 Turkey beach weddings and luxury boutique hotel nuptials. It´s easy to see why so many couples would choose Oludeniz beach as their dream venue. The world famous landmark provides the...

2012-10-24 23:45:41

Pica and geophagy are much more prevalent in Madagascar than earlier researchers believed Though it was identified as a disorder as early as the 14th century, pica, or the eating of non-food items, has for years believed to be all but non-existent in a few corners of the globe — a 2006 study that reviewed research on pica found just four regions — the South of South America, Japan, Korea and Madagascar —where the behavior had never been observed. A new Harvard study,...

2012-10-15 15:16:36

Research that was coordinated at Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) analyzes the mythological images in Roman mosaics and shows that members of the most powerful elite selected Greek gods and heroes as symbols of universal values that reinforced what Rome stood for. This line of research, coordinated by Luz Neira, who is a professor in the Department of Humanities: History, Geography and Art, as well as a researcher in UC3M´s Institute for Culture and Technology (Instituto de...

CSI Help From GIS Mapping Software
2012-09-26 04:39:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the Ohio State University have used a common, commercially available type of mapping software to determine whether patterns of change inside the bones of human remains could reveal how the bones were used during life. The research, which was published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, could provide forensic scientists with a new tool to help identify bodies and solve crimes. “Our bones adapt...

2012-09-20 23:01:42

The Grow Taller 4 Idiots program helps people become taller through height training exercises. Health Review Center completed a full Grow Taller 4 Idiots review to reveal how Grow Taller 4 Idiots works. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 The Grow Taller 4 Idiots program is an e-book created by Dr. Darwin Smith, who spent many years on studying and experimenting with this program. After the author launched the product, people have raised many questions regarding whether this e-book is...

2012-09-18 23:03:29

Turkey Weddings and Holiday Mate have joined forces to deliver a fantastic new range of Turkey weddings packages set in breathtakingly beautıiful backdrops and sumptuous sunsets across Turkey. (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 Turkey Weddings And Holiday Mate Join Forces To Deliver Sensational Destination Weddings In Turkey Turkey Weddings and Holiday Mate have joined forces to deliver a fantastic new range of Turkey weddings packages set in breathtakingly beautıiful...


Latest Anthropology Reference Libraries

Primatology
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...

Zooarchaeology
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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