Anthropology

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‘Surprisingly tasty’: putting Neanderthal cooking to the test
Evidence has been found of complex cooking by Neanderthals. Our writer finds out how their meals might have tasted

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

26, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Oldest cooked leftovers ever found suggest Neanderthals were foodies
Pancake/flatbread with a ‘nutty’ taste is first evidence of complex cooking and food culture

Linda Geddes

23, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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UK had at least two genetically distinct human groups at end of last ice age, DNA reveals
Analysis of oldest DNA in Britain from pair of individuals unexpectedly shows two distinct ancestries

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

24, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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DNA of 13 Neanderthals reveals ‘exciting’ snapshot of ancient community
Analysis of remains found in southern Siberia shows interconnecting web of relationships

Ian Sample Science editor

19, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Neanderthals and modern humans may have copied each other’s tools
Research suggests species coexisted for more than 1,000 years and uncovers possible ‘exchange of ideas’

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

13, Oct, 2022 @3:11 PM

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Behind this Nobel prize is a very human story: there’s a bit of Neanderthal in all of us | Rebecca Wragg Sykes
Svante Pääbo deserves his accolade – palaeogenetics is an expanding field that tells us who we are, says archaeologist Rebecca Wragg Sykes

Rebecca Wragg Sykes

10, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Forensic anthropologist Sue Black: ‘The body is really just layers upon layers of memory’
Exclusive: The professor chosen to deliver Royal Institution Christmas lectures talks about a fascination with anatomy that goes back to plucking pheasants as a child

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

23, Sep, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Study reveals striking differences in brains of modern humans and Neanderthals
Results believed to be first compelling evidence that modern humans were cognitively better than Neanderthals

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

08, Sep, 2022 @6:00 PM

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‘Clinically awful’: why the pain of a broken heart is real
Poets and songwriters have long known that love hurts, but now scientists are examining the physical anguish caused by a breakup – and the results are helping people understand and recover from their distress

Eva Wiseman

28, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Modern herpes variants may be linked to bronze age kissing, study finds
Virus may have received a boost from rise of kissing that came with westward migrations 4,500 years ago

Ian Sample Science editor

27, Jul, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Elizabeth Carmichael obituary
Anthropologist and curator whose exhibitions at the British Museum brought Latin American cultures to a British audience

Penny Bateman

22, Jul, 2022 @4:56 PM

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We take it for granted, but a long childhood is what makes us Earth’s most complex animal | Brenna Hassett
Children spend the same amount of time growing up as bowhead whales – yet they live for hundreds of years, says bioarchaeologist Brenna Hassett

Brenna Hassett

10, Jul, 2022 @11:32 AM

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