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50 Years After The Leakeys, Dawn Of Humanity Illuminated In Special Journal Edition
2012-08-21 10:16:51

Wits' scientists are part of the most comprehensive research to come out of Olduvai in East Africa since the early 1980s The first systematic, multidisciplinary results to come out of research conducted on the edge of the Serengeti at the rich palaeoanthropological site in the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania since that produced by Louis and Mary Leakey's team, have recently been published in a special issue of the prestigious Journal of Human Evolution. Professor Marion Bamford, deputy...

2012-08-15 23:02:30

A Second Oregon European Wax Center Franchise anticipates a successful Grand Opening by giving away Free Body waxing for a week Portland, OR (PRWEB) August 14, 2012 European Wax Center Portland is excited to announce its official Grand Opening on Wednesday, August 22nd. During the week prior, European Wax Center Portland will be inviting all future guests interested in waxing in Portland, OR to try out their waxing services for FREE during Premiere Week. Premiere Week at European Wax Center...

The Evolutionary History Of Humans In Europe
2012-08-15 13:28:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New analytical techniques are changing long-held, simplistic views about the evolutionary history of humans in Europe.  The study, reported in the journal Trends in Genetics, found that many cultural, climatic, and demographic events have shaped genetic variation among modern-day European populations and that the variety of those mechanisms is more diverse than previously thought. Recent advances in paleogenetics, or the study...

Men Seek Out Heavier Women In Stressful Times
2012-08-09 13:51:19

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from England has concluded that men in stressful life situations tend to seek out larger women, despite traditionally seeking younger, thinner females under normal circumstances, writes Nick Crumpton for BBC News. The study found that the group of men exposed to tasks that were designed to put them under pressure gave significantly higher ratings to the normal weight and overweight figures than the non-stressed group did,...

What Did Early Hominins Eat?
2012-08-09 08:16:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists has reconstructed the dietary preferences of 3 groups of hominins found in South Africa. The paper, “Evidence for diet but not landscape use in South African early hominins," is a joint effort between the Ecole Normale Supérieure, the Université de Toulouse Paul Sabatier, and the University of the Witwatersrand and has been selected for Advanced Online Publication in...

2012-08-02 23:02:06

August 5, 2012 is the 50-year anniversary of the passing of Marilyn Monroe. Her amazing lips are the subject of part 2 of the unique 5-part daily series on the legendary icon by leading permanent makeup expert Sally Hayes. This unique tribute to Marilyn Monroe explores what the true American beauty would look like today with modern cosmetic tattooing techniques applied to her unforgettable face. The Modernizing Marilyn Monroe Tribute is displayed exclusively on...


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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'