Latest Current Anthropology Stories
Why do Native Americans experience high rates of diabetes?
Ancient structures unearthed in Turkey and thought to be the world's oldest temples may not have been strictly religious buildings after all, but rather houses for people, not the gods.
Archaeologists have discovered a 12,000-year-old iron oxide mine in Chile that marks the oldest evidence of organized mining ever found in the Americas.
Analysis of a 440-year-old document reveals new details about native population decline in the heartland of the Inca Empire following Spanish conquest in the 16th century.
Stigma against overweight people is becoming a cultural norm around the world, even in places where larger bodies have traditionally been valued.
That human evolution follows a progressive trajectory is one of the most deeply-entrenched assumptions about our species.
A once fertile landmass now submerged beneath the Persian Gulf may have been home to some of the earliest human populations outside Africa.
New research suggests that climate change following massive volcanic eruptions drove Neanderthals to extinction and cleared the way for modern humans to thrive in Europe and Asia.
New research challenges the controversial theory that an ancient comet impact devastated the Clovis people, one of the earliest known cultures to inhabit North America.
It's no secret to any dog-lover or cat-lover that humans have a special connection with animals.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.