All posts tagged anthropology

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Researchers just as confused as we are

In China’s northwest Shaanxi Province lies the Shimao Ruins where researchers recently discovered 48 human skulls. In a city archaeologist believe was built about 4,300 years ago and abandoned 300 […]

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Neanderthals more organized than some humans

In Balzi Rossi, Italy archaeologist think they have evidence which demonstrates neanderthals had at least some degree of organizational skills. Remains found in caves where neanderthals are thought to have […]

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Frogs named after Darwin go extinct.

An amphibian skin disease is thought to be responsible for large number of frogs dying off. According to the New York Daily News frogs named after Charles Darwin have gone […]

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We didn’t evolve from monkeys, we evolved from dirt.

What appears to be a tongue-in-cheek report from The Register advances the idea that humans may have actually evolved from clay. The headline of the story is captioned “SCIENCE and […]

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New Orleans ties to JFK.

Since November is the month we all remember the JFK assassination, it seems appropriate to mention Lee Harvey Oswald’s connection to the Crescent City. Oswald was arrested after distributing leaflets […]

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The late night ride motif.

An interesting article in the Scientific American examines the evolution of a popular American folk tale. The article begins with the story of a man driving late at night who […]