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Posts tagged anthropology

June 28, 2017

 

Gallagh Man at the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin

Bog Bodies

How do peat bogs keep human bodies preserved for thousands of years?

April 28, 2017

 

This guy was most likely a ocean voyager.

Neanderthals On The Seas?

Neanderthals were more sophisticated than how they're often portrayed in popular culture.

December 25, 2012

 

Have you ever experienced the "elevator effect?"

What Is The Elevator Effect?

Haven't we all been on an elevator and noticed that just about everyone stops talking when they get on?

October 24, 2012

 

Do you think sizes of Americans' heads are getting better?

Americans’ Heads Are Getting Bigger

According to one study, the skulls of some Americans have actually grown over the past 120 or so years.

June 20, 2012

 

About 40,000 years ago, Neanderthals had already experienced an extinction scare.

What Happened To The Neanderthals?

Scientists have found evidence that by the time modern humans arrived in Europe, Neanderthals had already experienced an extinction scare.

February 10, 2012

 

Modern medicine vs Neanderthal genetics

How Neanderthals Fought Disease

Modern preventive medicine has saved millions of lives. You'll be surprised to hear that Neanderthals may have helped ancient humans prevent disease with genes.

October 13, 2011

 

The Dawn Of Agriculture (And Health Problems)

According to many studies, the rise of agriculture coincided with declines in human height and overall health.

October 12, 2011

 

Does A Bigger Butt Mean A Better Strut?

A small gluteus does fine at positioning the hip bone for tree climbing, but not for walking...

September 19, 2011

 

Genetic Similarities In African And Eurasian Populations

According to new genetic analysis, Southern Europeans, Middle Eastern groups and Jews share genes with African populations.

August 16, 2011

 

Chimps And Bonobos Are Related But Have Very Different Behavior

Chimps and bonobos diverged from each other one to two million years ago.

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