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Homo Floresiensis Facial Reconstruction Revealed
2012-12-12 06:09:02

One of the major features of the Australian Archaeological Association's Conference at the University of Wollongong this week was the unveiling of the face of Homo floresiensis – popularly known as the "Hobbit."

Early African Homo Sapiens Were First Technologically Advanced People
2012-12-06 12:56:14

Scientists have searched for the origin of modern human behavior and technological advancement among our early African ancestors for a long time.

2012-11-29 12:40:51

The origin and dispersal of modern humans and modern human behavior are key interests in Paleolithic archaeology and anthropology.

2012-11-28 13:04:46

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.

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

Our ancestors about 3.5 million years ago had a diet that mainly consisted of tropical grasses and sedges, according to a new study.

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)

2012-10-24 23:45:41

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.

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.


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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Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.