Image of the Day: Brains and Braincases
Image of the Day: Brains and Braincases
The skull changed shape in different ways than the brain during evolution, according to a new comparative study.
Image of the Day: Brains and Braincases
Image of the Day: Brains and Braincases

The skull changed shape in different ways than the brain during evolution, according to a new comparative study.

The skull changed shape in different ways than the brain during evolution, according to a new comparative study.

anthropology
Ancient DNA Traces History of South Asians
Ancient DNA Traces History of South Asians
Catherine Offord | Sep 6, 2019
Modern-day populations in India descend from a mixture of peoples living thousands of years ago in South and Central Asia, including the Bronze-Age Indus Valley Civilization, two studies reveal.
<em>A. anamensis</em> Hominin Skull Could Recast Our Human Family Tree
A. anamensis Hominin Skull Could Recast Our Human Family Tree
Ashley Yeager | Aug 28, 2019
Researchers say the skull belongs to an Australopithecus species once thought to be a predecessor to “Lucy,” but now that relationship is murky.
Amid Science Cuts, Brazil&rsquo;s National Museum Tries to Recover
Amid Science Cuts, Brazil’s National Museum Tries to Recover
Ignacio Amigo | Jun 11, 2019
Nine months after a fire destroyed priceless collections, scientists are working restore the archives and keep their research afloat.
Students Sue University of Alaska over Professor&rsquo;s Misconduct
Students Sue University of Alaska over Professor’s Misconduct
Kerry Grens | May 20, 2019
Twenty current and former students claim anthropologist David Yesner sexually harassed them and that the college didn’t take action until years after the complaints started.
Archaeologists Ask Society for Harassment Policy Change
Archaeologists Ask Society for Harassment Policy Change
Kerry Grens | Apr 16, 2019
Researchers want to avoid a situation from last week in which a professor, banned from his university for substantiated sexual misconduct claims, showed up at the Society for American Archaeology conference.
Modern Human Activities Muddle Analyses of Prehistoric Migrations
Modern Human Activities Muddle Analyses of Prehistoric Migrations
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 22, 2019
Agriculture and other land uses can distort the levels of an earth mineral marker used to map the origins and movements of ancient humans and animals, a new study finds.
Humans Made Tools Atop the Tibetan Plateau More than 30,000 Years Ago
Humans Made Tools Atop the Tibetan Plateau More than 30,000 Years Ago
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2019
A finding pushes back the timeline on humankind’s conquest of one of Earth’s harshest environments, and may provide clues about interactions with their hominin relatives.
Cheese Helped Fuel Early Farmers in Europe
Cheese Helped Fuel Early Farmers in Europe
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2018
Scientists have found traces of the dairy product in 7,200-year-old pottery in Croatia.
Why Are Modern Humans Relatively Browless?
Why Are Modern Humans Relatively Browless?
Jim Daley | Jul 1, 2018
The function of early hominins’ enlarged brow ridges, and their reduction in size in Homo sapiens, have puzzled paleoanthropologists for decades.