Ancient DNA from archaeological skeletons shows that Europeans had darker skin, hair, and eye pigmentation 5,000 years ago
A team of French investigators has discovered viruses containing genes for antibiotic resistance in a fossilized fecal sample from 14th century Belgium, long before antibiotics were used in medicine.
When a University of Oklahoma researcher and an international team of experts analyzed the dental calculus or plaque from teeth preserved for 1,000 years, the results revealed human health and dietary information never seen before.
The interactive map, produced by researchers from Oxford University and UCL (University College London), details the histories of genetic mixing between each of the 95 populations across Europe, Africa, Asia and South America spanning the last four millennia.
A researcher in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, will explore the fascinating (often gruesome) development in 18th-century Paris of anatomical models and introduce her audience to a remarkable woman who made her name in a field dominated by men.
Genetic adaptations for life at high elevations found in residents of the Tibetan plateau.
La Braña 1, name used to baptize a 7,000 years old individual from the Mesolithic Period
tropical forests of South East Asia have been shaped by humans for the last 11,000 years.
Our most common male ancestor walked the earth 209,000 years ago
Ancient DNA from early Iberian farmers
Grant to enhance his Maya Research Program
People perform various everyday activities that is culturally determined.
Study shows earlier processing of carbohydrates caused dental problems for ancient humans.
Study compares rate of molecular evolution between humans and chimps with that of their lice.
Monkeys landed in South America 37 or more million years ago.
Humans have a distinctive hand anatomy that allows them to make and use tools.
Gender assumptions’ when interpreting past human behaviour
Scientists verify the presence of tuberculosis from 7,000 years ago
Did our skeletons evolve for protection or for violence? The earliest vestiges of our skeleton are encountered in 500million-year-old fossil fishes, some of which were armour-plated filter feeders, while others were naked predators with a face full of gruesome, vicious teeth.
One hypothesis suggests that Neandertals were rigid in their dietary choice, targeting large herbivorous mammals, such as horse, bison and mammoths, while modern humans also exploited a wider diversity of dietary resources, including fish.