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Partial Skeleton Discovery Suggests Ruggedly Built, Tree-climbing Human Ancestor
2013-12-06 06:35:35

A human ancestor characterized by "robust" jaw and skull bones was a muscular creature with a gorilla-like upper body and more adaptive to its environment than previously thought, scientists have discovered.

Social Networks Are Key To Preserving Culture, Sharpening Skills
2013-11-13 18:38:08

A study from a team at the University of British Columbia (UBC) found that strong social networks might be the key to raising a smart child.

2013-11-05 23:33:40

Sedona’s Shamangelic Healing Center is Now Offering 7 Varieties of Personalized Retreats for Those Seeking Deep Healing, Spiritual Awakening, Soulful Rejuvenation, Vibrant Health, Relationship

2013-10-14 23:27:38

The Magic Wand®, the personal massager trusted by Americans for over 30 years, on Wednesday won the award for Favorite Sex Toy for Women in The Sex Awards, the first consumer-voted adult

Scientists Find Living Relatives of Ötzi the Iceman
2013-10-13 08:08:50

A team of Austrian researchers have made a discovery that would put those genealogy websites to shame: they have located several living descendants of a 5,300-year-old human mummy.

European Hunter Gatherers And Farmers Mingled
2013-10-11 08:46:55

New DNA studies of human fossils have shed new light on the history of European populations – including the revelation that hunter-gatherers and immigrant farmers lived together in the central part of the continent for more than 2,000 years.

2013-10-02 23:03:08

Grow Taller 4 Idiots, a method of growing 2-4 inches taller in eight weeks based on scientific methods, is now reviewed on Go and Get Healthy. Los Angeles, California

2013-09-25 10:31:24

About 10,000 years ago, the Neolithic age ushered in one of the most dramatic periods of human cultural and technological transition, where independently, different world populations developed the domestication of plants and animals.


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
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.