anthropology
DNA Analysis Throws New Light on the 1845 Franklin Arctic Expedition
DNA Analysis Throws New Light on the 1845 Franklin Arctic Expedition
Catherine Offord | Aug 3, 2017
Anthropologists make use of forensic science to delve into historical mysteries.
How Salvador Dalí’s Mustache Endured Death
How Salvador Dalí’s Mustache Endured Death
Aggie Mika | Jul 23, 2017
Forensic experts explain. 
Paper Suggesting Major Revision to Human Migration Stirs Debate
Paper Suggesting Major Revision to Human Migration Stirs Debate
Bob Grant | Apr 27, 2017
Scientists are criticizing the claim that hominins were in North America more than 100,000 years earlier than the currently accepted estimation.
Contributors
Contributors
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2017 issue of The Scientist.
Monkey Tools and Early Human Ingenuity
Monkey Tools and Early Human Ingenuity
Bob Grant | Oct 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.
The Neanderthal in the Mirror
The Neanderthal in the Mirror
Lydia Pyne | Aug 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.
US Government to Repatriate Kennewick Man
US Government to Repatriate Kennewick Man
Bob Grant | Apr 29, 2016
A 2015 ancient DNA study determined that the 8,500-year-old skeletal remains belonged to an individual of Native American ancestry. Now, the US Army Corp of Engineers has begun the process of returning the bones to their rightful owners.
Denisovan DNA Reveals Human Roots
Denisovan DNA Reveals Human Roots
Bob Grant | Nov 19, 2015
The ancient genomes of 50,000-year-old Denisovan teeth suggest the extinct species lived alongside Neanderthals and modern humans.
Review: Sacred Stories, Genetic Privacy Collide
Review: Sacred Stories, Genetic Privacy Collide
Ajai Raj | Aug 17, 2015
Cherished myths and merciless facts clash in a one-act play.
The First Americans
The First Americans
Bob Grant | Jul 23, 2015
Two genetic studies seeking to determine how people first migrated to North and South America yield different results.