Scientist follows evolution to the comfy stage, where new threats accompany increased longevity
Humans crave comfort. Sadly, comfort isn't always good for us. That's one of the conclusions of Harvard evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman, who has spent the past couple of years considering what our ...
Landmark study explores Hispanic Baroque while reinventing digital humanities research
Inspiring everything from Las Vegas to Lady Gaga, Hispanic Baroque is every bit an influence on modern day trends as is hip-hop and hipsters. And yet, tracing the cultural complexity that Hispanic Baroque has spawned for ...
Research finds Neandertals, not modern humans, made first specialized bone tools in Europe
One day in 2011, undergraduate student Naomi Martisius was sorting through tiny bone remnants in the University of California, Davis, paleoanthropology lab when she stumbled across a peculiar piece.
Who was eating salmon 45,000 years ago in the Caucasus?
Why did anatomically modern humans replace Neandertals in Europe around 40,000 years ago?
Dating of beads sets new timeline for early humans
(Phys.org) —An international team of researchers led by Oxford University has new dating evidence indicating when the earliest fully modern humans arrived in the Near East, the region known as the Middle ...
Exploring dental enamel thickness of giant ape by using high-resolution CT
Gigantopithecus blacki, the largest known species of primate, lived mainly in South China during the Pleistocene. The enormous body size of this taxon, together with its special dietary proclivity and possible ...
Neandertals made the first specialized bone tools in Europe
New finds demonstrate: Neandertals were the first in Europe to make standardized and specialized bone tools—which are still in use today.
Find helps scientists map waves of migration across the continents
The discovery of an "early modern human" dating from 40,000 years ago in a cave outside Beijing, and a comparison of the individual's DNA with that of populations around the globe, are providing new pieces ...
One more Homo species? Recent 3-D-comparative analysis confirms status of Homo floresiensis as a fossil human species
(Phys.org) —Ever since the discovery of the remains in 2003, scientists have been debating whether Homo floresiensis represents a distinct Homo species, possibly originating from a dwarfed island Homo erectus ...
Study reveals humanities graduates' influence on Britain's economy
Humanities graduates played a large and growing role in employment sectors which brought about growth in the UK economy in the 1970s and 1980s, research has found.
Neanderthals shared speech and language with modern humans, study suggests
Fast-accumulating data seem to indicate that our close cousins, the Neanderthals, were much more similar to us than imagined even a decade ago. But did they have anything like modern speech and language? And ...
Was the dawn of man among trees in the cradle of disease?
A student-led conference to be webcast live will ask, in light of recent research, whether the story of human origin is radically different from established thinking, and what that might mean for everything ...
New study refutes claims of early humans in India prior to Mount Toba eruption
Beachcombing for early humans in Africa
(Phys.org) —From the earliest modern humans to the present day, our species has evolved dramatically in both biological and behavioural terms. What forces prompted these momentous changes?