Latest Current Anthropology Stories
Bared teeth are a prominent and eye-catching feature on many historical and archaeological artifacts, and are commonly interpreted as representing death, aggression and the shamanic trance.
A new study suggests that high mortality rates in small-bodied people, commonly known as pygmies, may be part of the reason for their small stature.
Although most women would choose a slender shape over an hourglass figure and believe men would do the same, new research suggests larger waists come with hidden health benefits.
Reproduction pressures and rising fertility explain why women suffered a more rapid decline in dental health than did men as humans transitioned from hunter-and-gatherers to farmers and more sedentary pursuits, says a University of Oregon anthropologist.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.