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Early humans may have survived the harsh winters by hibernating
Seasonal damage in bone fossils in Spain suggest Neanderthals and their predecessors followed the same strategy as cave bears

Robin McKie Science Editor

20, Dec, 2020 @10:30 AM

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Kindred by Rebecca Wragg Sykes review – a new understanding of humanity
In this impressive reassessment Neanderthals emerge as complex, clever and caring, with a lot to tell us about human life

Katy Guest

20, Dec, 2020 @7:15 AM

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The Guardian view on Amazonian cave art: a story about the environment, too | Editorial
Editorial: Astonishing rock paintings discovered in Colombia hold a lesson for today’s rainforest


04, Dec, 2020 @6:25 PM

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Marcus Banks obituary
Other Lives: Social anthropologist who emphasised the importance of using visual media in studying cultures

Richard Vokes

24, Nov, 2020 @5:34 PM

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There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness by Carlo Rovelli – review
The Italian physicist fuses his deep knowledge of science and the arts

Andrew Anthony

10, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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A new chapter in the evolution of Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens
The historian and author on adapting his phenomenal bestseller into graphic format, and why science needs storytellers

Killian Fox

08, Nov, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Chimps pare down their social circle in later years – study
Researchers say chimpanzees and humans share same pattern of social ageing

Ian Sample Science editor

22, Oct, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Arctic review – stark eco warnings from the ice-braving hunters who battled whales
From sleds made of bones to supernatural sealskin hunting suits, this stirring show celebrates the heroism and ingenuity of humans who survive in balance with nature

Jonathan Jones

20, Oct, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Neanderthal genes increase risk of serious Covid-19, study claims
Strand of DNA inherited by modern humans is linked to likelihood of falling severely ill

Ian Sample Science editor

30, Sep, 2020 @5:17 PM

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Off with the heads: Pitt Rivers Museum removes human remains from display
Oxford institution worked with indigenous communities to overhaul insensitive displays

David Batty

13, Sep, 2020 @2:04 PM

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Would you want a robot to be your relative's carer? | Anna Machin
A plan to introduce robots into care homes ignores the medicinal benefit of human contact, says the anthropologist Anna Machin

Anna Machin

10, Sep, 2020 @10:00 AM

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David Graeber pushed us to imagine greater human possibilities | Rebecca Solnit
The anthropologist, who died last week, had cheerful, insurrectionary verve as a scholar and direct-action activist, says Guardian US columnist Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit

08, Sep, 2020 @6:00 AM

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