Anthropology

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In Search of Us by Lucy Moore review – the first anthropologists, warts and all
The eccentric adventures, academic insights and many prejudices of 12 pioneering scholars

Fara Dabhoiwala

01, Jul, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Earliest Pacific seafarers were matrilocal society, study suggests
DNA analysis of 164 individuals from 2,800 to 300 years ago shows men would move to be with their wives

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

30, Jun, 2022 @6:00 PM

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‘I’m certainly open to criticism’: David Wengrow and the trouble with rewriting human history
Wengrow and his late co-author David Graeber caused a sensation with their revisionist view of humankind’s development. But then came the attacks…

Andrew Anthony

12, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Stonehenge builders ate undercooked offal, ancient faeces reveals
Intestinal parasites recovered from prehistoric rubbish dumps shine light on lives and diet of builders

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

20, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Climate crisis: what lessons can we learn from the last great cooling-off period?
The ‘little ice age’ of the 14th to the 19th centuries brought cold winters to Europe and unusual weather globally. Studying how humans adapted could be valuable

Michael Marshall

09, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Three centuries on, a shaman’s precious rune drum returns home
Instrument confiscated by the Danes is given back to the Sámi people after a lengthy campaign

Charlotte Higgins in Karasjok

13, Mar, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Archaeology’s sexual revolution
Graves dating back thousands of years are giving up their secrets, as new ways to pin down the sex of old bones are overturning long-held, biased beliefs about gender and love

Ida Emilie Steinmark

16, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Hindu gods, Aztec rites, Blondie hits … why the heart is our eternal symbol
The pig heart transplant is a medical marvel but centuries of art and history give us pause to reflect on what truly makes us human

Louisa Young

15, Jan, 2022 @6:00 PM

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In the Eye of the Wild by Nastassja Martin review – life after being ‘kissed’ by a bear
A close escape from the jaws of a bear leads to an exploration of trauma and survival in the French anthropologist’s funny and horrifying memoir

John Self

30, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Grandmothers may be more connected to grandchildren than to own offspring
Study of women’s brain function finds more empathy activation when looking at pictures of grandchildren

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

17, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Try, try and try again: why did modern humans take so long to settle in Europe?
Homo sapiens migrated to the continent in waves – but the reasons for their early failures to overcome Neanderthals are a mystery

Robin McKie Science editor

14, Nov, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Human species who lived 500,000 years ago named as Homo bodoensis
Species was direct ancestor of early humans in Africa and discovery has led to reassessment of epoch

Nadeem Badshah

28, Oct, 2021 @7:06 PM

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