Challenging traditional narratives using strontium isotope (87Sr/86Sr) analysis of human remains from ancient Egypt.
Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science # 4 | Jenny Tung Learn about the need for connection and the lasting health impacts of social inequality with MacArthur Fellow and Leakey Foundation grantee Jenny Tung.
The settlement of Europe could be the result of several imigration waves by a single population (Phys.org07/04/20)
The Dental Anthropology Group of the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), in collaboration with the paleoanthropologist Amélie Vialet of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN) in Paris, has just published a detailed external and internal study of the molars in the mandible from the French site of Montmaurin-La Niche in the Journal…
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Finding that some Polynesians carry genetic ancestry from South America supports long-held theory that ancient populations met and interbred.
It lived around 2.6 million years ago and was significantly larger than the extant members of the genus Golunda.
More than 100 distinctive flint artefacts from a Stone Age village in Jordan may be figurines of people used in funeral rituals, according to a team of archaeologists. However, other researchers aren’t convinced that the objects represent people at all. Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2248126-mysterious-stone-age-flint-artefacts-may-be-crude-sculptures-of-humans/#ixzz6RUxV9ShZ
Crouching as she wound her way through a pinched underground corridor, a young woman grasped a torch in one hand, soot blackening the craggy ceiling above her. Guided by stacks of stones deeper and deeper in the darkness of the cave, she finally spied her prize: a blood-red vein of rock in the fire-lit wall.…
Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science # 2 | Lauren Schroeder Interview Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Lauren Schroeder and learn what it takes to study the skulls of early human ancestors.
Divers found stone tools belonging to people that lived more than 7,000 years ago. Plus: an image library with offensive tags has been pulled offline, and a fire has destroyed important specimens at a museum in Brazil.
Aboriginal artifacts reveal first ancient underwater cultural sites in Australia (Phys.org 07/02/20)
The first underwater Aboriginal archeological sites have been discovered off northwest Australia dating back thousands of years ago when the current seabed was dry land.
Archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico City has detected the existence of a natural cave beneath the Pyramid of the Moon at Teotihuacán in Mexico.