OLDER NEWS STORIES FROM OUR CLASS WEBPAGE

HOW NEANDERTHAL DNA AFFECTS YOUR GENOME

THE BRAIN'S GENDER MAY BE MORE FLEXIBLE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

AGRICULTURE MAY HAVE STARTED 11,000 YEARS EARLIER THAN WE THOUGHT

STONEHENGE HAS A NEW (OLD) NEIGHBOR

SIX TINY CAVERS, 15 ODD SKELETONS AND 1 AMAZING NEW HOMININ SPECIES

MODERN HUMANS MATED WITH NEANDERTHALS MUCH EARLIER THAN THOUGHT

SPACED REPETITION: A TRICK TO MAKE YOUR BRAIN STORE INFORMATION

UNKNOWN TOOLMAKERS COLONIZED INDONESIAN ISLAND LONG BEFORE HUMANS ARRIVED

MYSTERIOUS 14KY OLD THIGH BONE COULD MEAN ARCHIC HOMO SPECIES SURVIVED LATER THAN THOUGHT

ARCHAEOLOGISTS UNCOVER EARLIEST STONE TOOLS IN THE AMERICAS

OLDEST HUMAN DNA EVER SEQUENCED COULD REWRITE HUMAN EVOLUTIONARY TREE

AGE OF "HOBBIT" SPECIES REVISED

A SECOND LOOK AT THE GORILLA GENOME SHOWS JUST HOW SIMILAR WE ARE

PALEO PEOPLE WERE MAKING FLOUR 32,000 YEARS AGO

9 SCIENCE-BACKED STUDYING TIPS

OLDEST KNOWN STONE TOOLS FOUND IN KENYA

TAKING NOTES:  IS THE PEN STILL MIGHTIER THAN THE KEYBOARD?

WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS GORILLA IS SHOWING SIGNS OF EARLY SPEECH

HUMANS HUNTED FOR MEAT 2 MILLION YEARS AGO

FOSSILS REVEAL THAT ANCIENT HOBBITS WERE A SEPARATE SPECIES

YANOMAMO BLOOD RETURNED TO TRIBE

THIS FACE CHANGES THE HUMAN STORY, BUT HOW?

NEW AUSTRALOPITHECUS SPECIES

WATCH HOW INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGES MAY HAVE EVOLVED

THE TRICKY BUSINESS OF DECLARING A NEW HOMININ SPECIES: LUMPERS AND SPLITTERS

WHY INDIGENOUS CULTURES DON'T HAVE BACK PAIN

CHIMPS DETOX TOO!

GENE STUDIES INDICATE FIRST MIGRANTS TO AMERICAS A COMPLEX MIX

14,000 YEAR OLD TOOTH SHOWS FIRST SIGNS OF DENTISTRY

OLDEST MODERN-LOOKING HUMAN HAND BONE COULD SHED LIGHT ON OUR EVOLUTIONARY PAST

WHAT KOKO THE SIGN-LANGUAGE SPEAKING GORILLA CAN TEACH US ABOUT BEING HUMAN

HUMAN-CHIMP ANCESTOR WAS SIMILAR TO MODERN AFRICAN APES

APES REWATCHING MOVIES KNOW WHEN EXCITING SCENES ARE COMING UP

RESEARCHERS UNRAVEL THE MYSTERIES OF THE BASQUE PEOPLE

SMALL SPELUNKERS REQUIRED:  THE AD THAT LED TO THE DISCOVERY OF HOMO NALEDI

RESEARCHERS SEQUENCED 430,000 YEAR OLD DNA FROM NEANDERTHAL RELATIVE

WHY DON'T WE KNOW THE AGE OF HOMO NALEDI?

10,000 YEAR OLD STONE TOOLS UNEARTHED IN WASHINGTON STATE

WHY DID HOMO NALEDI BURY ITS DEAD?

DID NEANDERTHALS KEEP OUR EARLY SAPIENS ANCESTORS OUT OF EUROPE?

MYSTERIOUS DENISOVAN HUMANS WERE MORE GENETICALLY DIVERSE THAN NEANDERTHALS

CHIMPS IN UGANDA LOOK BOTH WAYS BEFORE CROSSING THE ROAD

HUMANS AND NEANDERTHALS MATED MORE RECENTLY THAN THOUGHT

ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AMONG WEST AFRICAN CHIMPANZEES

THE NAKED CHEF? CHIMPS POSSESS MENTAL CAPABILITY TO COOK FOOD

DUTCH CHIMPS LEARN TO SPEAK WITH SCOTTISH ACCENT

EARLY MEN AND WOMEN WERE EQUAL

CHIMPS USE SPEARS TO HUNT

ISOLATED AMAZON TRIBE HAS THE MOST DIVERSE MICROBIOME EVER FOUND IN HUMANS

SOUTH AFRICAN AUSTRALOPITHECINE FOSSIL DATED TO 3.67 MILLION YEARS OLD

WHY ANTIBIOTICS ARE MAKING US ILL

EPIGENETICS AND INHERITING STRESS


THE ANTHROPOCENE, ERA OF MAN'S DOMINANCE, BEGAN IN 1610

17 MILLION YEAR OLD WHALE FOSSIL GIVES HINTS TO THE DAWN OF HUMANITY

ORANGUTANS CUP THEIR MOUTHS TO ALTER THEIR VOICES


EVIDENCE FROM VERO SUGGESTS HUMANS LIVED IN THE NEW WORLD AT LEAST 14,000 YEARS AGO

THE SCIENCE OF CITIES APPLIES TO ANCIENT MEXICO TOO

HUMANS DIDN'T SEE THE COLOR BLUE UNTIL MODERN TIMES

OLDEST HUMAN BRAIN MAY HAVE BEEN PRESERVED BY MUD

FIRST HUMAN DISCOVERED IN ETHIOPIA

SCIENTISTS FIND EVIDENCE OF WHEAT IN THE UK 8000 YEARS AGO


INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGES MAY HAVE ORIGINATED 6000 YEARS AGO IN RUSSIAN GRASSLANDS

ANCIENT HUMAN FOSSIL FOUND IN TAIWAN COULD BE NEW HOMO SPECIES


ANCIENT SKULL FOUND IN ISRAEL SHEDS LIGHT ON EARLY HUMAN MIGRATION

CHIMPS "TALK" TO EACH OTHER ABOUT THEIR FAVORITE FRUIT TREES

MAYBE EARLY HUMANS WEREN'T THE FIRST TO GET A GOOD GRIP

FOSSILS FROM UNKNOWN SPECIES OF HOMININ DISCOVERED

ORANGUTAN LEARNS TO PRODUCE HUMAN LIKE SOUNDS

FEMALE HUSBANDS IN THE 19TH CENTURY


NEANDERTHAL INHERITANCE: GENES FOR DISEASE

HOW TO SAVE FARMING

HOW HUMANS ARE GOING TO BECOME EXTINCT


THE DOWNSIDE OF SEX WITH NEANDERTHALS

TURKEY'S OLDEST STONE TOOL SHEDS LIGHT ON MIGRATION IN EUROPE

HOW ONE ANTHROPOLOGISTS AND PRIMATOLOGIST GOT HER BIG BREAK


CHIMPS DEVELOP NEW TOOL CULTURE – CAUGHT ON CAMERA FOR THE FIRST TIME

TOMB OF PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN EGYPTIAN QUEEN DISCOVERED

CAVE PAINTINGS CHANGE IDEAS ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF ART

C-SECTION BIRTHS CAUSE GENETIC CHANGES THAT MAY INCREASE RISK OF LATER LIFE DISEASE

WHY DO HUMANS GROW SO SLOWLY?

NEW DATES REWRITE NEANDERTHAL STORY


SKULL OF HOMO ERECTUS THROWS STORY OF HUMAN EVOLUTION INTO DISARRAY

WHY WE HAVE SEX

NEANDERTHALS CLEARED OF MASS MAMMOTH SLAUGHTER

DNA HUNTER TAKING US BACK TO OUR ROOTS

ANTHROPOLOGY IN ACTION: MIAMI ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

NOT ANTHROPOLOGY BUT INTERESTING ALL THE SAME – 500 MILLION YEAR OLD FOSSILS FOUND IN CANADA

300,000 YEAR OLD HEARTH FOUND IN ISRAEL

850,000 YEAR OLD FOOTPRINTS FOUND IN THE UK

MILK MYSTERY: DID GLOOMY WEATHER LEAD TO LACTOSE TOLERANCE?

NEANDERTHAL GENES IN MODERN HUMANS

MYSTERY HUMANS SPICED UP ANCIENTS SEX LIVES

HOW HUMANS CREATED CATS

NEANDERTHALS COULD SPEAK LIKE HUMANS


STONE TIPPED SPEARS PRE-DATE HOMO SAPIENS

OLDEST HOMININ DNA

WHERE DID SYPHILIS COME FROM?

MUCH EARLIER SPLIT FOR NEANDERTHALS AND HUMANS?

GERMANY TO OFFER THIRD GENDER OPTION ON BIRTH CERTIFICATES

NEANDERTHALS ATE WHAT??!!

EUROPEAN ORIGINS REVEALED THROUGH DNA

ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG NEAR STONEHENGE SHOWS FROGS' LEGS MAY HAVE BEEN ENGLISH DELICACY BEFORE FRANCE

STONEHENGE NEWS

WHEN DID HUMAN SPEECH EVOLVE?

RETURN TO THE RAINFOREST: A SON'S SEARCH FOR HIS YANOMAMI MOTHER

10,000 YEAR OLD SETTLEMENTS FOUND IN BOLIVIA

ISOLATED PERUVIAN TRIBE MAKES CONTACT WITH VILLAGERS TO ASK FOR FOOD

CLIMATE CHANGE SPURRED MODERN HUMAN BEHAVIOR

SIZE MATTERS: PENIS SIZE MAY HAVE EVOLVED THROUGH NATURAL SELECTION

ONE PRICE OF FATHERHOOD?  LOWER TESTOSTERONE

TINY FOSSIL IS THE OLDEST PRIMATE FOUND YET

APE-LIKE FEET FOUND IN STUDY OF MODERN MUSEUM VISITORS

STUDY BACKS “HOBBIT ISLAND” DWARFISM THEORY

HUMOR'S SEXUAL SIDE

DID THE LARGE EYES OF NEANDERTHALS CAUSE THEIR DEMISE?

ANCIENT CHOMPERS WERE HEALTHIER THAN OURS

EAST ASIAN PHYSICAL TRAITS LINKED TO 35,000 YEAR-OLD GENETIC MUTATION

STONE AGE SOUP?

HALF A MILLION YEAR-OLD HOMININ JAWBONE FOUND IN SERBIA

HOW THE SWEET POTATO CROSSED THE PACIFIC BEFORE EUROPEANS DID

DISCOVERY OF ANCIENT BREWERIES PROVIDE CLUES TO EARLY LIFESTYLES

SCIENCE ON THE SILK ROAD: HOW GENES SHAPE PEOPLE'S LOVE FOR FOOD

US CENSUS TO DROP USE OF THE WORD “NEGRO”

JAPANESE MACAQUE CULTURE: WASHING POTATOES VIDEO

CHIMPS HELP TO REVEAL THE ORIGINS OF FAIR PLAY IN HUMANS

SIBERIAN MUMMY TATTOOS

NEANDERTHALS POSSIBLY WENT EXTINCT EARLIER THAN WE THOUGHT

CHARLES DARWIN GAME

OLDEST PREHISTORIC TOWN FOUND IN EUROPE

ANCIENT MIGRATIONS TO THE AMERICAS

NEW HOMININ SPECIES IDENTIFIED FROM KENYAN FOSSILS

THIS FOSSIL FOOT WAS MADE FOR WALKING, AND CLIMBING TREES

NEW BONE DISCOVERY PUSHES FIRST TOOL USE DATE BACK 1M YEARS, TO 3.4 MYA

FOSSIL FOOT BONES SOLIDIFY OUR KNOWLEDGE THAT AUSTRALOPITHECUS WAS DONE WITH THE TREES

(SEE THE 3.5 MY OLD LAETOLI FOOTPRINTS IN YOUR BOOK)

SOLUTREAN HYPOTHESIS PLACES STONE AGE EUROPEANS IN AMERICA 20,000 YEARS AGO

RED DEER CAVE PEOPLE MAY BE NEW SPECIES OF HUMAN

GORILLAS ARE A LOT LIKE US

NEW VIEW ON NEANDERTHAL EXTINCTION

VIDEO OF BONOBOS SHOWING THE EXTENT OF THEIR LEARNING AND CULTURAL ABILITIES

RSANIMATE – LANGUAGE AS A WINDOW INTO HUMAN NATURE

GEO-GLYPHS AND GEO-POLITIES IN AMAZONIA

THE UNCERTAIN FUTURE OF THE BANANA

HUMAN LANGUAGE AROSE IN AFRICA NEW STUDY FINDS

POTENTIAL NEW HOMININ ANCESTORS FOUND IN SOUTH AFRICA

6 THINGS ANIMALS DO THAT MAKE THEM EERILY SIMILAR TO HUMANS

CONTROVERSY OVER SAHELANTHROPUS TCHADENSIS

HUMANS ARRIVED IN NORTH AMERICAN 2500 YEARS EARLIER THAN WE THOUGHT

WHAT’S NEW WITH HOBBITS?

A NEW (OLD) STUDY TECHNIQUE YOU MIGHT FIND USEFUL

LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGIST HELPS DOCUMENT VANISHING VOICES

STONE TOOLS FOUND IN THE U.A.E. FORCE ARCHAEOLOGISTS TO RETHINK HISTORY

THE CULTURAL LIFE OF WHALES

FINGER FOSSIL POINTS TO NEW SPECIES OF HUMAN IN SIBERIA

CHIMPCAM:  A CHIMP’S-EYE VIEW OF THE WORLD

THE WORLD’S CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS

TOP 10 ENDANGERED LANGUAGES

ONE STUDY SUGGESTS VOLCANOES KILLED OFF NEANDERTHALS


FRAGILE EARTH:  PHOTOS OF OUR CHANGING PLANET

CONGO PYGMIES GO HIGH TECH TO PROTECT THEIR FOREST HOME

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER THE ORIGINS OF AIDS

WILL GLOBAL WARMING LEAD TO A NEW ICE AGE?

WHEN FIRE APPROACHES, CHIMPS KEEP COOL

FOSSIL FINDS EXTEND HUMAN HISTORY

ARCHAEOLOGY, VAMPIRES AND PLAGUE

MORE SMART ORANGUTAN NEWS


100 ANTHROPOLOGY LECTURES ONLINE (NOT MINE)

EARLIEST HOMO GENUS FOSSIL FOOTPRINTS FOUND IN KENYA DATING TO 1.5 MYA

MORE EVIDENCE THAT NEANDERTHALS DIDN’T CONTRIBUTE TO H. SAPIENS LINE

2009 – THE DARWIN YEAR (BICENTENNIAL OF BIRTH/SESQUICENTENNIAL OF ORIGIN OF SPECIES)


THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IN THE WORLD

100 THINGS WE DIDN’T KNOW LAST YEAR


ANTHROPOLOGISTS CAN BE FUNNY TOO!

ANTHROPOLOGIST STUDYING WORLD OF WARCRAFT!!!

RESEARCHERS DISCOVER NEW LINEAGE OF ANCIENT HUMANS IN SIBERIA

LAST SPEAKER OF ANCIENT LANGUAGE DIES

GIANT CATTLE TO BE BRED BACK FROM EXTINCTION 

ICEMAN PHOTOSCAN

HORSES DOMESTICATED EARLIER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

 
POSSIBLE FIRST CHURCH IN THE WORLD DISCOVERED

IN WAKE OF EARTHQUAKE, CHINA ALTERING ONE CHILD POLICY

MISSING PYRAMID FOUND IN EGYPT

SOLUTREAN HYPOTHESIS FOR THE PEOPLING OF THE AMERICAS

NEW BREAKTHROUGH IN AIDS TREATMENT THAT COULD LEAD TO POTENTIAL CURE

HUGE IRON AGE HAUL OF COINS FOUND

NEW FIND PUSHES ISTANBUL’S AGE BACK 6,000 YEARS

WORLD’S OLDEST TEMPLE FOUND IN TURKEY?

MORE “LOST TRIBES” IN EXISTENCE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT


MONTEZUMA’S PALACE UNEARTHED IN MEXICO

FOSSIL FILLS OUT WATER TO LAND LEAP

UNCONTACTED BRAZILIAN TRIBE PHOTOGRAPHED

NEWS FROM STONEHENGE DIG


STONEHENGE NEWS

NEW EVIDENCE FROM EARLIEST KNOWN HUMAN SETTLEMENT IN THE AMERICAS

AND THEN THERE WAS ONE

ARCTIC ICE AT RECORD LOW

WESTERN GORILLAS NEAR EXTINCTION, EBOLA PLAYS A ROLE

EBOLA ALSO THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH IN THE CONGO

HOW OLD PAINTINGS ARE HELPING US STUDY GLOBAL WARMING

CLASSROOM ETHNOGRAPHY:  A VISION OF STUDENTS TODAY

SEX HORMONES, OTHER DRUGS FOUND IN THE DRINKING WATER OF 41 MILLION AMERICANS

WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE A CENTURY AGO


FIVE VESTIGIAL ORGANS WE NO LONGER NEED

SPAIN EXCAVATION YIELDS ANCIENT HUMAN 

LAWMAKERS PARTICIPATE IN FOODSTAMP CHALLENGE

FOODSTAMP CHALLENGE PARTICIPANTS JOURNAL ENTRIES
(CLICK ON NAMES UNDER CATEGORIES ON RIGHT)

WATER APARTHEID

INCOME INEQUALITY GAP WIDENS IN THE U.S.

HOBBIT” LIKE SPECIES’ WRISTS PROVE DISTINCT FROM HUMANS

NEANDERTHALS LASTED LONGER THAN WE THOUGHT

ANCIENT OBSERVATORY FOUND IN PERU

NEW ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS AT EGYPTIAN CITY OF THE DEAD

BBC MAGAZINE – 10 THINGS WE DIDN’T KNOW LAST WEEK

BBC MAGAZINE – 100 THINGS WE LEARNED THIS YEAR

THE BIRTH OF AN OCEAN?

NEW  THEORY ON THE ORIGINS OF BIPEDALISM

UN PASSES INDIGENOUS RIGHTS DECLARATION

DYING LANGUAGES


 

Last Updated AUGUST 24, 2016