Anthropology / 88 posts found

The Mesolithic Settlement Off The Coast Of The Isle Of Wight

by Luke Higgins
In 1999, a team of divers off the Isle of Wight came across a lobster busily digging out its burrow. To their surprise they found it was kicking out flints from the Stone Age. However, archaeologists now fear artefacts dating back more than 8,000 years…

Early human’s ability to survive through prolonged arid areas in southern Africa

by Dave Sadler
The flexibility and ability to adapt to changing climates by employing various cultural innovations allowed communities of early humans to survive through a prolonged period of pronounced aridification. The…

Blakeslee at the forefront of anthropological discovery

by Dave Sadler
Chaos is not always a bad thing, as random events can and will happen. They will take you to other places where you can learn of yourself in the process. WSU owes the benefit of counting with Dr. Donald Blakeslee among our faculty due to a fortunate accident.…

Link to the Past: Evidence of Humanity’s Oldest Ropes Unearthed

by Dave Sadler
"Perfect forms" carved in ivory reveal humanity's oldest set of ropes, research suggests. At first glance, the discovery in Germany's Hohle Fels cave looked like it could be the mock-up for a 42,000-year-old set of brass knuckles: four…

Britons still live in Anglo-Saxon tribal kingdoms, Oxford University finds

by Dave Sadler
Britons are still living in the same 'tribes' that they did in the 7th Century, Oxford University has found after an astonishing study into our genetic make-up. Archaeologists and geneticists were amazed to find…

In a Lost Baby Tooth, Scientists Find Ancient Denisovan DNA

by Dave Sadler
More than 100,000 years ago in a Siberian cave there lived a child with a loose tooth. One day her molar fell out, and fossilized over many millenniums, keeping it safe from the elements and the tooth fairy. But she wasn’t just any child. Scientists…

Researchers document early, permanent human settlement in Andes

by Dave Sadler
Using five different scientific approaches, a team including University of Wyoming researchers has given considerable support to the idea that humans lived year-round in the Andean highlands of South America over 7,000 years ago Continue…

Mainland, Island Greeks Genetically Diverged in Middle Ages

by Dave Sadler
Genetic analysis proves that following thousands of years of conquests and migrations, peoples living around the Mediterranean today share common ancestors, with one surprising outlier: Greece. Continue reading - Mainland, Island Greeks Genetically…

Sound-reflecting shelters inspired ancient rock artists

by Dave Sadler
Ancient rock artists were drawn to echo chambers. Members of early farming communities in Europe painted images in rock-shelters where sounds bounced off walls and into the surrounding countryside, researchers say. Rock-shelters lacking such sound…

Study sheds light on Neanderthal-Homo sapiens transition

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists at The Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Sydney have provided a window into one of the most exciting periods in human history - the transition between Neanderthals and modern humans. An archaeological dig in…
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