Skulls from the Yucatán Peninsula a Clue to Early American Settlers
Skulls from the Yucatán Peninsula a Clue to Early American Settlers
The crania of individuals who lived in the Yucatán Peninsula during the late Pleistocene show a high degree of anatomical diversity among them, and their skull shapes differ from that of other North American populations of the time.
Skulls from the Yucatán Peninsula a Clue to Early American Settlers
Skulls from the Yucatán Peninsula a Clue to Early American Settlers

The crania of individuals who lived in the Yucatán Peninsula during the late Pleistocene show a high degree of anatomical diversity among them, and their skull shapes differ from that of other North American populations of the time.

The crania of individuals who lived in the Yucatán Peninsula during the late Pleistocene show a high degree of anatomical diversity among them, and their skull shapes differ from that of other North American populations of the time.

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Aquatic Apes?
Aquatic Apes?
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2020
Watch Reading Frames author Peter Rhys-Evans and documentarian Sir David Attenborough discuss the book The Waterside Ape and the impact it may have on our understanding of human evolution.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Waterside Ape</em>
Book Excerpt from The Waterside Ape
Peter Rhys-Evans | Apr 1, 2020
In Chapter 11, “Surfer’s Ear,” author Peter Rhys-Evans describes a key piece of evidence he says supports his hypothesis of a brief period of semi-aquatic living in early hominins.
Did Human Evolution Include a Semi-Aquatic Phase?
Did Human Evolution Include a Semi-Aquatic Phase?
Peter Rhys-Evans | Apr 1, 2020
A recent book outlines fossil evidence supporting the controversial hypothesis.
Ancient Wheat Genome Reveals Clues to the Agricultural Past
Ancient Wheat Genome Reveals Clues to the Agricultural Past
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2020
A museum sample of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian crop plant yields genomic information that helps researchers track the plant’s domestication and migration.
Neanderthal Skeleton Find Supports Idea of Intentional Burials
Neanderthal Skeleton Find Supports Idea of Intentional Burials
Amy Schleunes | Feb 19, 2020
Microscopic plant remnants found near the bones indicate that the ancient humans practiced burying rituals, but the archaeological field is not in full agreement.
Ancient Human DNA Provides New Look at African History
Ancient Human DNA Provides New Look at African History
Jef Akst | Jan 22, 2020
Genomic information from four children who lived thousands of years ago in what is now Cameroon could shed light on the spread of the Bantu languages and on the history of present-day African populations.
Image of the Day: Ancient Cooking
Image of the Day: Ancient Cooking
Emily Makowski | Jan 6, 2020
Hunter-gatherers cooked and ate carb-rich rhizomes.
Society for American Archaeology Can Ban Harassers from Meetings
Society for American Archaeology Can Ban Harassers from Meetings
Kerry Grens | Dec 3, 2019
Members approve a bylaw change that could prohibit someone guilty of misconduct from attending a conference, following uproar over the presence of a known harasser at a meeting earlier this year.
<em>Homo sapiens</em> Might Not Be Responsible for Neanderthal Demise
Homo sapiens Might Not Be Responsible for Neanderthal Demise
Catherine Offord | Nov 29, 2019
Researchers’ simulations suggest that small population sizes and inbreeding made Neanderthal populations vulnerable to chance fluctuations in population size.