Anthropology


23 August 2018

Newly-discovered genes that helped supersize human brains along with DNA retrieved from extinct humans, which can still...

10 July 2018

The DNA from 5000 ancient bone fragments from New Zealand reveals the cost to the natural world of human arrival...

08 March 2018

The acoustic qualities of a rock shelter may have been a key factor in its selection as a site for rock art and...

22 January 2018

Why almost 90% of humans are right handed is a mystery. The hypothesis presented here is that having your heart on the...

24 November 2017

Did the evolutionary process towards musical abilities begin in the primeval oceans? And have Human footsteps...

02 November 2017

Mummified bodies from Egypt and the Canary Islands are having their digestive tracts tested and compared to living...

21 January 2012

Academic pursuit in the search for greater knowledge has always had an uneasy relationship with business. Should...

01 October 2009

Noam Chomsky, a rookie professor at MIT, published a ground-breaking book called Syntactic Structures, which set out a...

22 April 2008

I.Q. scores have been rising steadily, by about 3 points per decade, ever since they were first administered. This is...

14 January 2008

So what exactly is linguistics? Is it all about tape recorders, tongue twisters and dropped "aitches"? Or is...

30 June 2007

There are five million new cases of HIV internationally every year, and the virus is second only to tobacco as the...

08 February 2006

Humans are one of the most formidable species on Earth. How have modern Homo sapiens come to reign over their archaic...

08 June 2005

"Neanderthal" was once used as an insult; a term for a stupid, brutish oaf but who were Neanderthals, and how...