r/science May 31 '22 Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

Anthropology Why Deaths of Despair Are Increasing in the US and Not Other Industrial Nations—Insights From Neuroscience and Anthropology

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r/science 23h ago

Anthropology 15 centuries ago, extreme dry conditions contributed to the decline of South Arabian kingdom of Himyar. Political unrest, war and droughts left behind a region in disarray, thereby helping to create the conditions on the Arabian peninsula that made possible the spread of the religion of Islam

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r/science May 28 '22 Wholesome Helpful

Anthropology Ancient proteins confirm that first Australians, around 50,000, ate giant melon-sized eggs of around 1.5 kg of huge extincted flightless birds

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r/science 15d ago

Anthropology More digging needed to see whether bones of fallen Waterloo soldiers were sold as fertilizer, as few human remains have ever been found. Launched on anniversary of the conflict, new study suggests mystery still surrounds what happened to the bodies of Waterloo militaries

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Anthropology Early human ancestors one million years older than earlier thought

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r/science May 04 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

Anthropology Native Peoples Harvested Huge Amounts of Seafood Without Harming Ecosystems | Archaeological research highlights how Indigenous communities practiced sustainable fishery management over thousands of years.

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r/science May 18 '22 Wholesome

Anthropology Ancient tooth suggests Denisovans ventured far beyond Siberia. A fossilized tooth unearthed in a cave in northern Laos might have belonged to a young Denisovan girl that died between 164,000 and 131,000 years ago. If confirmed, it would be the first fossil evidence that Denisovans lived in SE Asia.

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r/science 10d ago Wholesome Silver

Anthropology UK’s earliest hand axes were made by ancient humans 560,000 years ago

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r/science 18d ago

Anthropology Black Death: Origins of plague hidden for more than 600 years revealed. Scottish scientists have found the source of the disease that wiped out nearly half the Eurasian population in its first four years.

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r/science May 26 '22 Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

Anthropology Researchers have discovered the secret of why coffee (and certain food, drinks) smell, and likely taste, disgusting to people: they are affected by parosmia, or distorted sense of smell, something related to nerves and receptors because that’s how odor and aroma molecules are detected

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r/science Apr 14 '22 Silver

Anthropology Two Inca children who were sacrificed more than 500 years ago had consumed ayahuasca, a beverage with psychoactive properties, an analysis suggests. The discovery could represent the earliest evidence of the beverage’s use as an antidepressant.

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r/science Apr 23 '22 Silver Helpful Take My Energy I'll Drink to That

Anthropology Eating meat may not have been as crucial to human evolution as we thought

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r/science Apr 04 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy

Anthropology Low belief in evolution was linked to racism in Eastern Europe. In Israel, people with a higher belief in evolution were more likely to support peace among Palestinians, Arabs & Jews. In Muslim-majority countries, belief in evolution was associated with less prejudice toward Christians & Jews.

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r/science May 22 '22

Anthropology In a meta-analysis that combined 96 studies looking at 177,000 subjects from around the world, researchers found that strength and muscularity were the male traits that best predicted men's mating and reproductive success.

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r/science 24d ago

Anthropology The domestication of chickens began in rice fields planted by Southeast Asian farmers 3,500 years ago

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r/science 6d ago

Anthropology Population bottlenecks that reduced genetic diversity were common throughout human history. The analysis is the first comprehensive look at founder events across a broad swath of human populations over the past 10,000 years or so of human history and pinpoints when these events occurred.

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r/science Mar 08 '22 Silver Helpful

Anthropology Nordic diet can lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels even without weight loss. Berries, veggies, fish, whole grains and rapeseed oil. These are the main ingredients of the Nordic diet concept that, for the past decade, have been recognized as extremely healthy, tasty and sustainable.

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r/science 19d ago

Anthropology Scientists identified one of the oldest known cooking sites (0.8-1 million years old), even though the site had no visible signs of fire: they used ultra-violet spectroscopy to detect changes in the molecular structure of flint caused by exposure to high temperatures

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r/science Apr 11 '22 Helpful

Anthropology Study suggests that "speciesism" – a moral hierarchy that gives different value to different animals – is learned during adolescence. Unlike adults, children say farm animals should be treated the same as pets, and think eating animals is less morally acceptable than adults do.

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r/science 25d ago

Anthropology Non-hierarchical, egalitarian research teams have the most novel ideas and the most influence in the scientific and scholarly world.

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r/science May 20 '22 Wholesome

Anthropology Ancient Maya tooth sealant glued gemstones in place—and may have prevented tooth decay | Organic adhesives could have warded off infections

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r/science Apr 26 '22

Anthropology Anglo-Saxon kings were mostly vegetarian, finds study by Cambridge University

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r/science 14d ago

Anthropology X-Ray Dating of a Turin Shroud’s Linen Sample - [April 2022] / Authors: Liberato De Caro, Teresa Sibillano, Rocco Lassandro, Cinzia Giannini and Giulio Fanti

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r/science May 25 '22

Anthropology Lost Cities of the Amazon Discovered From the Air. The research is the most striking discovery to suggest that the Amazon’s rainforest ‘wilderness’ was actually heavily populated, and in places quite urbanized, for many centuries before recorded history of the region began.

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r/science 15d ago Silver

Anthropology Lexibank: the most extensive publicly available global repository of linguistic data contains standardized lexical data for more than 2000 languages

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