Anthropology

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Stone age wall found at bottom of Baltic Sea ‘may be Europe’s oldest megastructure’
Structure stretches for almost a kilometre off coast of Germany and may have once stood by a lake

Ian Sample Science editor

12, Feb, 2024 @8:00 PM

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Off the charts: how a Polynesian canoe inspired a renaissance in traditional seafaring
The Hōkūleʻa’s oceanic voyages, navigated by the stars, have led other Indigenous people to revive their own ancient traditions – and serve as a call to action on the climate

Brianna Randall in San Diego

25, Jan, 2024 @12:00 PM

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Under the Hornbeams by Emma Tarlo review – epiphanies in the park
The anthropology professor’s account of her conversations with two men living in Regent’s Park brings insights to her own life as well as theirs

Stephanie Merritt

08, Jan, 2024 @9:00 AM

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Plato, pilates and pubs: has an Irish town found the secret to the good life?
Book claims it is ‘hard to find another currently existing society’ better than that in Skerries, near Dublin

Rory Carroll in Skerries

02, Dec, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Ancestor whose remains sat in dental school box for decades returned to Northern Territory community
Yuendumu celebrates as remains of Warlpiri man repatriated from Adelaide after more than 50 years

Tory Shepherd

28, Nov, 2023 @2:33 AM

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Where did they all go? How Homo sapiens became the last human species left
At least nine hominin species once roamed the Earth, so what became of our vanished ancestors?

Sarah Wild

18, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘It’s Warlpiri identity’: Indigenous photos, drawings and sacred objects come home after 60 years
Anthropologist Nancy Munn studied the Warlpiri people from 1956 to 1958. Now, with the repatriation of her collection to Australia, a younger generation is reunited with its ancestral heritage

Tory Shepherd

13, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Callous, reckless, unethical’: scientists in row over rare fossils flown into space
‘Grand gesture’ condemned as an unethical publicity stunt that risked the loss of 2m-year-old human remains

Robin McKie Science Editor

22, Oct, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Anthony Stevens obituary
Analyst and psychiatrist who proposed a science of human nature that embraced psychology, anthropology and medicine

Salley Vickers

09, Oct, 2023 @4:50 PM

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A Theory of Everyone by Michael Muthukrishna review – the laws of life
Is it possible – or even desirable – to study people with the scientific detachment of a physicist studying matter?

Sophie McBain

27, Sep, 2023 @8:00 AM

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‘I feel like a man from another era’: Neanderthal hunter Ludovic Slimak
Explorer Ludovic Slimak has dedicated decades to unearthing the mystery of our prehistoric ancestors. Now he has found a missing piece that radically reshapes our understanding – not just of the Neanderthals but of humanity itself

Michael Segalov

10, Sep, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Study casts doubt on Neanderthal ‘flower burial’ theory
Exclusive: Bees may be source of pollen near remains but evidence still suggests bodies were buried with care

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

28, Aug, 2023 @6:00 AM

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