Anthropology

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Doggerland: Lost ‘Atlantis’ of the North Sea gives up its ancient secrets
The land mass that linked Britain to continental Europe was rich in early human life until it flooded

Daniel Boffey

01, Aug, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Massive human head in Chinese well forces scientists to rethink evolution
‘Dragon man’ skull reveals new branch of family tree more closely related to modern humans than Neanderthals

Ian Sample Science editor

25, Jun, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Fossilised bones found in Israel could belong to mystery extinct humans
Remains with combination of Neanderthal and early human features date back 100,000 years

Ian Sample Science editor

24, Jun, 2021 @6:27 PM

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Top 10 books of everyday social anthropology | Gillian Tett
From studies of the ‘ghost workers’ in the wealthy west to the social meaning of smartphones, these books offer vital insights into how we structure our lives

Gillian Tett

23, Jun, 2021 @10:46 AM

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Mike Schultz obituary
Other lives: Social scientist working in overseas development who had a particular interest in forest peoples

Tim Porter

22, Jun, 2021 @5:39 PM

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Remains of nine Neanderthals found in cave south of Rome
Italian archaeologists believe most of Neanderthals were killed by hyenas then dragged back to den

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

08, May, 2021 @2:19 PM

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Archaeologists uncover oldest human burial in Africa
‘Quite spectacular’ discovery shows three-year-old child was carefully laid to rest nearly 80,000 years ago

Ian Sample Science editor

05, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Did art peak 30,000 years ago? How cave paintings became my lockdown obsession
Portraiture, perspective, impressionism, movement, mythology: cave artists could do the lot. And I have spent the past year on a virtual odyssey of their primordial wonders

Jonathan Jones

23, Apr, 2021 @10:21 AM

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Undreamed Shores by Frances Larson review – the heroines of British anthropology
Adventures in Siberia, in the Nile Valley and on Easter Island ... but these female pioneers faced prejudice and tragedy at home

Kathryn Hughes

16, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Henry Glassie: Field Work review – hypnotic glimpses of folk art in the making
This documentary about the celebrated folklorist also takes a leisurely look at the working methods of the artists he reveres

Andrew Pulver

13, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Neanderthals helped create early human art, researcher says
Archaeologist says ability to think and create objects may not have been restricted to homo sapiens

Dalya Alberge

15, Mar, 2021 @4:38 PM

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Fantastic beasts, but where to find them? | Letters
Brief letters: Neanderthals | Royal family | Unicorn shortage | Grace Dent | Crosswords

Letters

21, Feb, 2021 @6:00 PM

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