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Could One Word Unite The World?

Could One Word Unite The World? | Anthropology | Scoop.it
It feels natural to say: "huh?" According to a team of linguists, this word — huh? — is universal.

Via Pascual Pérez-Paredes
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Basis for Cumulative Cultural Evolution in Chimpanzees: Social Learning of a More Efficient Tool-Use Technique

Basis for Cumulative Cultural Evolution in Chimpanzees: Social Learning of a More Efficient Tool-Use Technique | Anthropology | Scoop.it

The evidence for culture in non-human animals has been growing incrementally over the past two decades. However, the ability for cumulative cultural evolution, with successive generations building on earlier achievements, in non-human animals remains debated. Faithful social learning of incremental improvements in technique is considered to be a defining feature of human culture, differentiating human from non-human cultures. This study presents the first experimental evidence for chimpanzees' social transmission of a more efficient tool-use technique invented by a conspecific group member.


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Hominids and hybrids: The place of Neanderthals in human evolution


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The Evolution of Empathy

The Evolution of Empathy | Anthropology | Scoop.it
We tend to think of empathy as a uniquely human trait. But it’s something apes and other animals demonstrate as well, says primatologist Frans de Waal.

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Light skin gene mirrors socio-cultural boundaries in Indian...

Light skin gene mirrors socio-cultural boundaries in Indian... | Anthropology | Scoop.it
Natural selection is not the sole factor in skin tone variation across the Indian sub-continent, with cultural and linguistic traits still delineating this skin pigment genetic mutation

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David Connolly's curator insight, November 14, 2013 3:53 PM

Has some interesting concepts hidden in this.   the death of the Ayran destruction of the Harrapans theory...  for one!

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ATOR: The Faces of Evolution - Exhibition of hominids forensic facial reconstructions

ATOR: The Faces of Evolution - Exhibition of hominids forensic facial reconstructions | Anthropology | Scoop.it

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Excavation gives up all the dirt on ancient earthen mound - NBCNews.com

Excavation gives up all the dirt on ancient earthen mound - NBCNews.com | Anthropology | Scoop.it
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Excavation gives up all the dirt on ancient earthen mound
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The enormous earthen monument Poverty Point, built on a Mississippi River bayou some 3,200 years ago, is an impressive feat of engineering.

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Hominid Skull Spurs Radical Rewrite of Human Evolution - D-brief ...

Hominid Skull Spurs Radical Rewrite of Human Evolution - D-brief ... | Anthropology | Scoop.it
A 1.8-million-year-old skull found in Georgia suggests early hominids are members of a single species, challenging long-held ideas about human evolution.
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