An 8,500-year-old male skeleton discovered in 1996 in Columbia River in Washington State has been the focus of a bitter dispute between Native Americans and
Most dentists recommend a proper teeth cleaning every six months to prevent, among other things, the implacable buildup of calculus or tartar -- hardened dental
New research suggests that European and Asian (Eurasian) peoples originated when early Africans moved north – through the region that is now Egypt – to
A new study by anthropologists from The University of Texas at Austin shows for the first time that epigenetic marks on DNA can be detected
Geneticists from the University of Leicester have discovered that most European men descend from just a handful of Bronze Age forefathers, due to a ‘population
The Bronze Age Egtved Girl came from far away, as revealed by strontium isotope analyses of the girl's teeth.
Modern lifestyles have famously made humans heavier, but, in one particular way, noticeably lighter weight than our hunter-gatherer ancestors: in the bones. Now a new
An international team, including archaeologists from the University of Southampton, has found evidence suggesting leprosy may have spread to Britain from Scandinavia.
A Simon Fraser University researcher has uncovered what may be the first quantified evidence demonstrating a relationship between upright locomotion and spinal health.
There has long been a debate among scholars about the origins of the first inhabitants of North America.
The team from the Universities of Bradford and Durham analysed the teeth of children and adults from two 19th century cemeteries, one at a Workhouse
Our skeletons hold tell-tale signs that show that human bipedalism - walking upright and on two feet - are unique to humans especially when compared
University of Leicester researchers discover that many modern men have genetic links to ancient figures such as Genghis Khan.
An international research team has shed new light on the diet of some of the earliest recorded humans in Sri Lanka.
More than 300 years ago, three African-born slaves died on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. No written records memorialized their fate, and their names
A team of anthropology researchers has found significant differences in facial features between all seven pre-Columbian peoples they evaluated from what is now Peru -
UAB has participated in a research published in Nature which identified a massive migration of Kurgan populations (Yamna culture) which went from the Russian steppes
A researcher from Plymouth University School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences had led an international team investigating viruses that entered the DNA of our ancestors
A University of Otago, New Zealand, PhD student analysing dental calculus (hardened plaque) from ancient teeth is helping resolve the question of what plant foods
Warfare not only hastened human technological progress and vast social and political changes, but may have greatly contributed to the evolutionary emergence of humans' high
New biological methods used to trace the evolutionary history of kinship patterns shed new light on how societies developed as farming spread across the globe
A University of Utah study of two African tribes found evidence that men evolved better navigation ability than women because men with better spatial skills