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University of Kent course run in partnership with modern wonder of the world
The news that Kew Gardens is to join the likes of the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China as a modern wonder of the world has been welcomed by teachers on the University of Kent's MSc Programme in Ethnobotany. Together with the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), the Department of Anthropology and the Royal Botanic Gardens collaborate in offering a unique qualification which... View News Article (2003-07-11)

Modern humans emerged far earlier than previously thought
An international team of researchers, including a physical anthropology professor at Washington University in St. Louis, has discovered well-dated human fossils in southern China that markedly change anthropologists perceptions of the emergence of modern humans in the eastern Old World.  View News Article (2010-10-26)

Anthropologists escape into the wider world
In the UK, around 100 social anthropology Ph.D.s are completed annually — a number that has more than doubled in the last 15 years — but only 10 or 20 permanent academic posts are advertised in this discipline every year. The others, though, are mostly doing very nicely outside anthropology departments. View News Article (2006-06-16)

Texas A&M scientists say early Americans arrived earlier
A team led by two Texas A&M University anthropologists now believes the first Americans came to this country 1,000 to 2,000 years earlier than the 13,500 years ago previously thought, which could shift historic timelines. View News Article (2008-03-24)

Archaeologists uncover oldest mine in the Americas
Archaeologists have discovered a 12,000-year-old iron oxide mine in Chile that marks the oldest evidence of organized mining ever found in the Americas, according to a report in the June issue of Current Anthropology.  View News Article (2011-05-20)

Malaria protection in chimpanzees
Researchers found that adult wild chimpanzees have developed a certain immunity against malaria parasites. View News Article (2013-05-29)

Anthropologist challenges species identification of ancient child skeleton found in Ethiopia
Pitt's Jeffrey Schwartz, who with colleague Ian Tattersall compiled the entire human fossil record, says specimen is not from Ethiopia and classification is premature. View News Article (2006-10-03)

Top conservation award for University of Kent academic
University of Kent academic, Dr Richard Bodmer, has been given the Presidential Award for 2003 by the Chicago Zoological Society. Dr Bodmer is Reader in Conservation Ecology in the University's Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) based in the Department of Anthropology. The Award has been made in recognition of his 'personal work on the sustainable use of natural resources by... View News Article (2003-11-12)

An evolutionary compromise for long tooth preservation
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, have conducted stress analyses on gorilla teeth of differing wear stages. View News Article (2013-07-25)

Discovery of partial skeleton suggests ruggedly built, tree-climbing human ancestor
A human ancestor characterized by "robust" jaw and skull bones was a muscular creature with a gorilla-like upper body and more adaptive to its environment than previously thought, scientists have discovered.  View News Article (2013-12-06)

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