A 9,000 year-old case of human decapitation has been found in the rock shelter of Lapa do Santo in Brazil, according to a study published
Genetic evolution Danish researchers, in collaboration with researchers in the United States and Britain, have studied the DNA of Greenlanders whose Inuit forefathers have been
Violent conflicts in Neolithic Europe were held more brutally than has been known so far.
A recent reassessment of the skeletal evidence from King William Island supports the 19th century reports of the local Inuit people; that members of Sir
Men's and women's ideas of the perfect mate differ significantly due to evolutionary pressures, according to a cross-cultural study on multiple mate preferences by psychologists
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The first human inhabitants of the Americas lived in a time thousands of years before the first written records, and the story of their transcontinental
A team of forensic anthropologists from the UK have been working with the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala to carry out two exhumations of graves
A group of scientists led by Dr Kara Hoover of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and including Professor Matthew Cobb of The University of Manchester,
The annual excavations at the Roman fort of Vindolanda in Northumberland are starting this year with the help of some very special volunteers.
Spanish settlement of the Middle Rio Grande Valley in New Mexico changed the way people lived, but a new paper in the journal “The Holocene”
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