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UC San Diego anthropologist receives National Academy of Sciences award for scientific reviewing
University of California, San Diego anthropologist Roy D'Andrade has been honored by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for excellence in scientific reviewing over the past decade. (2002-02-07)
The Anthropology of Christianity: Continuity thinking and the problem of Christian culture
Anthropologists have almost no track record of studying Christianity, a religion they have generally treated as not exotic enough to be of interest. (2006-10-02)
Global perspectives on human biology and health
The research will draw on data collected from field sites in North and South America, Asia, the South Pacific and Africa to generate insights into human immune function, reproductive aging, nutrition and metabolism and chronic disease. (2014-02-16)
Research reveals connections between social science and high fashion
The presentation will be featured this month at the world's largest gathering of anthropologists. (2015-11-17)
Joining the hunt: New study investigates role of 'showoff hypothesis' in social decisions
A new study of the Hadza population in Tanzania, forthcoming in the April 2006 issue of Current Anthropology, explores the role of hunting in human evolution. (2006-02-28)
A sense of place
Cyberspace is widely considered to be lacking geography, rendering borders and distances irrelevant in a globalizing world. (2005-11-04)
Cultural anthropologist Mark Flinn named 2013 AAAS Fellow
University of Missouri researcher Mark Flinn, professor of anthropology, has been selected as a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science. (2012-12-03)
Gift creates KSU Human Origins Study Institute
Kent State University will establish a unique, interdisciplinary institute dedicated to the study of how and why the human species emerged during the last seven million years. (2002-11-12)
The 'spread of our species'
In a major new development in human evolutionary studies, researchers from the University of Cambridge argue that the dispersal of modern humans from Africa to South Asia may have occurred as recently as 70,000 years ago. (2005-11-04)
Locations: Anthropology in the academy, the workplace, and the public sphere
This release focuses on the Biannual Conference of the German Anthropological Association from October 2-5, 2013 at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. (2013-07-29)
UMaine anthropologist wins Solon T. Kimball Award
University of Maine anthropology and marine sciences professor James Acheson has been named the 2004 winner of the American Anthropological Association's Kimball award for effecting change in public policy. (2004-09-24)
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. (2008-03-20)
Genetics used to prove linguistic theories
Most comparisons of language and inherited traits consider whether genetic patterns conform with expected relationships observed by linguists. (2005-11-04)
New understanding of human sacrifice in early Peru
A study published in the August/October issue of Current Anthropology, reports on new archaeological evidence regarding the identities of human sacrifice victims of the Moche society of Peru. (2005-08-25)
The first baby boom
In an important new study assessing the demographic impact of the shift from foraging to farming, anthropologists use evidence from 60 prehistoric American cemeteries to prove that the invention of agriculture led to a significant worldwide increase in birth rate. (2006-01-03)
Coral reef reveals history of fickle weather in the central Pacific
For more than five decades, archaeologists, geographers, and other researchers studying the Pacific Islands have used a model of late Holocene climate change based largely on other regions of the world. (2006-05-16)
OU center examines how genomic information impacts medical care of Native Americans
A University of Oklahoma Center on American Indian and Alaska Native Genomic Research will examine the impact of genomic information on American Indian and Alaska Native communities and health care systems. (2016-05-23)
Does father know best?
A study forthcoming in the June 2006 issue of Current Anthropology sheds new light a contentious issue: How accurate are men's suspicions of whether or not they are a child's biological father? (2006-04-17)
Young Scholars Social Science Summit
Five social scientists from psychology, economics, demography, anthropology and geography will discuss the topic of refugees to demonstrate to high school students how each discipline contributes to solving important human problems. (2003-01-29)
Walker receives Charles R. Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award
Alan Walker, Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Biology was awarded the Charles R. (2017-01-24)
Conditions for slavery: New study sheds light on the development of early social hierarchies
An important new study argues that inconsistent weather and spotty resources prevented enduring inequality from emerging in some early hunter-gatherer societies. (2005-12-16)
Using modern sequencing techniques to study ancient modern humans
DNA that is left in the remains of long-dead plants, animals or humans allows a direct look into the history of evolution. (2009-12-31)
The evolution of right- and left-handedness
A study from the April issue of Current Anthropology explores the evolution of handedness, one of few firm behavioral boundaries separating humans from other animals. (2006-02-28)
'Drinking beer in a blissful mood'
While the modern era has a fondness for the business lunch, the ancient world viewed the feast as an important arena of political action. (2005-04-06)
Cyberschools, Racism, Pig's Kidneys, And Prehistoric Pollution
These are just a few of the topics included among 2700 papers to be presented at the 97th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, December 2-6, at the Philadelphia Marriott. (1998-10-01)
Why we give: New study finds evidence of generosity among our early human ancestors
A groundbreaking new study examines the origins of holiday giving and finds that our early human ancestors were frequently altruistic. (2005-12-19)
New study explores role of theater in Maya political organization
Magnificent stone sculptures of Classic Maya culture (AD 250-900) have long fascinated archaeologists and the general public alike. (2006-10-02)
First intensive investigation of early agriculture in Liangchengzhen suggests rice was prevalent
Archaeologists from the University of Toronto, the Field Museum, and Shandong University announce the results of the first intensive investigation of early agriculture in Liangchengzhen, Shandong in Northern China. (2005-04-06)
New research into the Mafia, Antimafia, and the plural cultures of Sicily
Thanks to movies like The Godfather, Sicily is synonymous, at least within the popular imagination, with organized crime. (2005-08-02)
Young children sensitive to others' behaviors and intentions
A new study finds that young children are less likely to help a person after seeing that person harm or intend to harm someone else. (2010-11-16)
Complete Neandertal mitochondrial genome sequenced from 38,000-year-old bone
A study reported in the August 8 issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication, reveals the complete mitochondrial genome of a 38,000-year-old Neandertal. (2008-08-07)
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. (2011-05-19)
Oldest dated evidence of cattle in southern Africa found
A team of researchers working with colleagues from the Botswana National Museum shed new light on the questions of when cattle were brought to southern Africa and from where. (2005-08-02)
Ahead of the game
The disappearance of Neanderthals is frequently attributed to competition from modern humans, whose greater intelligence has been widely supposed to make them more efficient as hunters. (2006-01-18)
Early human ancestors used their hands like modern humans
New research suggests pre-Homo human ancestral species, such as Australopithecus africanus, used human-like hand postures much earlier than was previously thought. (2015-01-22)
Study suggests poor mothers favor daughters
Poor mothers will invest more resources in daughters, who stand a greater chance of increasing their status through marriage than do sons, suggests a study in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. (2012-06-21)
Rethinking the social structure of ancient Eurasian nomads: Current Anthropology research
Prehistoric Eurasian nomads are commonly perceived as horse riding bandits who utilized their mobility and military skill to antagonize ancient civilizations such as the Chinese, Persians, and Greeks. (2012-02-24)
Production of butter from shea trees in West Africa pushed back 1,000 years
University of Oregon anthropologists have pushed back the history of harvesting shea trees in West Africa by more than 1,000 years earlier than previously believed. (2016-03-21)
Modern humans emerged far earlier than previously thought
An international team of researchers based at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing, including a physical anthropology professor at Washington University in St. (2010-10-25)
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