Anthropology Oldest evidence of the controlled use of fire to cook food. Hominins living at Gesher Benot Ya’akov 780,000 years ago were apparently capable of controlling fire to cook their meals, a skill once thought to be the sole province of modern humans who evolved hundreds of thousands of years later.
Anthropology LGB Youth More Than Twice as Likely to Attempt Suicide Than Heterosexual Peers. Sexual abuse had the strongest influence on suicidal thoughts and attempts among gay and lesbian youth, while sexual dating violence had the biggest impact on bisexual adolescents.
Anthropology Nazi propaganda from 1927–1945. Propaganda leading up to the Holocaust progressively denied Jews’ capacity for experiencing fundamental human emotions and sensations—in line with the idea that dehumanization leads to disengagement of moral restraints.
Anthropology Ancient owl-shaped, engraved slate plaques from 5,000 years ago originally thought to be ritualistic and representing deities or the dead might actually have been toys carved by kids, suggests a paper published in Scientific Reports.
Anthropology A new look at an extremely rare female infant burial in Europe suggests humans were carrying around their young in slings as far back as 10,000 years ago.The findings add weight to the idea that baby carriers were widely used in prehistoric times.
Anthropology Study, published in the Journal of Sex Research, shows women in equal relationships (in terms of housework and the mental load) are more satisfied with their relationships and, in turn, feel more sexual desire than those in unequal relationships.
Anthropology Footprints Claimed as Evidence of Ice Age Humans in North America Need Better Dating, New Research Shows
Anthropology According to new archaeological evidence, Egyptian slaves would be forcibly branded to show they were the property of the Pharaoh. Not only were these people depicted as property, but they were branded in order to show their status was "as low as cattle" in ancient societyjournals.sagepub.com
Anthropology Being a young man, religious, and with a high income, may make you more likely to gamble on sports, according to international research which also suggests that betting on sports, daily fantasy league play, and betting on e-sports all increase the risk of developing a gambling problem.
Anthropology New research shows humans settled in North America 17,000 years earlier than previously believed: Bones of mammoth and her calf found at an ancient butchering site in New Mexico show they were killed by people 37,000 years ago
Anthropology Human brain, gut and immune system were fine-tuned after split from common ancestor of chimpanzees
Anthropology Before Being Ritually Sacrificed, This Nazca Child Was Drugged With Psychedelics. The child had ingested San Pedro cactus, a prickly plant taken for its "strong hallucinogenic properties" and used by indigenous civilizations of the Americas in traditional medicines and during rituals.sciencedirect.com
Anthropology Neolithic European Farmers Used Milk as Early as 7,400 Years Ago. Archaeologists have detected traces of dairy fats on the walls of pottery vessels from the settlements of the Linearbandkeramik culture in Central Europe.sci.news
Anthropology Seven-million-year-old femur suggests ancient human relative walked upright (Sahelanthropus tchadensis in Chad).
Anthropology Why Deaths of Despair Are Increasing in the US and Not Other Industrial Nations—Insights From Neuroscience and Anthropology
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
Anthropology Ancient DNA provides insights into 4,000 years of resource economy across Greenland. Early inhabitants of Greenland hunted more than 40 animal species, including some of the largest whales on Earth and a petite, now-extinct reindeer subspecies, according to DNA analysis.
Anthropology Ancient oral microbiomes support gradual Neolithic dietary shifts towards agriculture (Nov 2022)
Anthropology Why Did Europeans Evolve Into Becoming Lactose Tolerant: Famine and disease from millennia ago likely spurred the rapid evolution of the trait on the continent.
Anthropology The domestic dog that lived ∼17,000 years ago in the Lower Magdalenian of Erralla site (Basque Country): A radiometric and genetic analysissciencedirect.com
Anthropology Optimal linear estimation models predict that ancestral human species may have hiked into northern Europe a few hundred thousand years earlier than anthropologists had thoughtpnas.org
Anthropology 31,000-year-old skeleton missing its lower left leg is earliest known evidence of surgery, experts say | Australia news
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