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Study Digs into Sexual Harassment During Fieldwork

By Ashley P. Taylor | October 17, 2017

Ambiguous rules and absent consequences are linked to harassment.

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Anthropologists make use of forensic science to delve into historical mysteries.

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Scientists are criticizing the claim that hominins were in North America more than 100,000 years earlier than the currently accepted estimation.

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Another New Timeline for Homo naledi

By Tracy Vence | April 27, 2017

The ancient human may have lived around 200,000 to 300,000 years ago—much more recently than previously estimated.

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Monkey Tools and Early Human Ingenuity

By Bob Grant | October 25, 2016

Wild capuchin monkeys in Brazil produce sharp stone flakes by accident, causing some researchers to suggest a rethink of the beginnings of human tool use.

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Oldest-Known Proteins?

By Ben Andrew Henry | September 19, 2016

Molecules extracted from 3.8 million-year-old ostrich eggshells appear to break the record for oldest preserved proteins.

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Book Excerpt from Seven Skeletons

By Lydia Pyne | August 1, 2016

In Chapter 1, “The Old Man of La Chapelle: The Patriarch of Paleo,” author Lydia Pyne explains the public's evolving conception of the first complete Neanderthal skeleton found and described by scientists.

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The Neanderthal in the Mirror

By Lydia Pyne | August 1, 2016

Our evolutionary cousin is no longer a blundering caveman. Recent research has painted a picture of a human ancestor with culture, art, and advanced cognitive skills.

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Fossilized Feces Reveal Silk Road Parasites

By Alison F. Takemura | July 25, 2016

Scientists have found the first evidence of these organisms on ancient “hygiene sticks.”

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Underwater “City” Built by Microbes

By Catherine Offord | June 7, 2016

Columns and pavement-like structures found in the Ionian Sea were built by bacteria.

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