The latest news on anthropology
Evolutionary divergence of humans from chimpanzees likely occurred some 8 million years ago.
Modern humans may have thrived thanks to geographic luck, not wits.
Bodies buried with artifacts offer peek at poorly understood practice.
Communal feasting may have existed prior to farming’s invention.
Rather than dying alone high in the Alps, Ötzi may have been ritually buried there.
African fossils bear 3.4-million-year-old traces of tool-using carnivores.
Scientists believe newly discovered species eventually evolved into some of the largest animals on land
Linguists use new technology to look inside the mechanics of exotic and endangered African click languages.
Fossil studies add some new twists to debate about a tiny, humanlike species.
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