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An Orangutan’s Mimicry Offers Clues to Language’s Origins

An Orangutan’s Mimicry Offers Clues to Language’s Origins | Anthropology | Scoop.it
Rocky lives in the Indianapolis Zoo and can accurately copy the pitch and tone of human sounds, researchers found.
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Australopithecus and Kin | Learn Science at Scitable

Australopithecus and Kin | Learn Science at Scitable | Anthropology | Scoop.it
Australopithecus was an adaptive radiation of hominins that lived 4.2-2 million years ago. Who were these tough-chewing, ground-dwelling bipeds? What do they tell us about our early evolution?
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Australia's 20,000-Year-Old Human Footprints

Australia's 20,000-Year-Old Human Footprints | Anthropology | Scoop.it
About 20,000 years ago, five human hunters sprinted across the soft clay on the edge of a wetland in what is now New South Wales, Australia.
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What Killed the Mammoths of Waco?

What Killed the Mammoths of Waco? | Anthropology | Scoop.it
Sixty-six thousand years ago, this national monument was the site of a deadly catastrophe
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Why are these 32 symbols found in ancient caves all over Europe?

Why are these 32 symbols found in ancient caves all over Europe? | Anthropology | Scoop.it
Written language, the hallmark of human civilization, didn't just suddenly appear one day. Thousands of years before the first fully developed writing systems, our ancestors scrawled geometric signs across the walls of the caves they sheltered in. Paleoanthropologist, rock art researcher and TED Senior Fellow Genevieve von Petzinger has studied and codified these ancient markings in caves across Europe. The uniformity of her findings suggest that graphic communication, and the ability to preserv
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Denisovan DNA Reveals Human Roots | The Scientist Magazine®

Denisovan DNA Reveals Human Roots | The Scientist Magazine® | Anthropology | Scoop.it
The ancient genomes of 50,000-year-old Denisovan teeth suggest the extinct species lived alongside Neanderthals and modern humans.
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Humans are still evolving and we don’t know what will happen next

We spoke to five of the foremost experts on human evolution about its past, present and future.
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Chimp that attacked a drone with a stick planned ahead, researchers say

Chimp that attacked a drone with a stick planned ahead, researchers say | Anthropology | Scoop.it
The great chimp vs drone battle of April 2015 has now been turned into a scientific paper.
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Here's what your food would look like if it weren't genetically modified over millennia

Here's what your food would look like if it weren't genetically modified over millennia | Anthropology | Scoop.it
Bet you've never seen fruits and veggies that look like these before.
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Chimpanzees and monkeys have entered the Stone Age

Chimpanzees and monkeys have entered the Stone Age | Anthropology | Scoop.it
We think of the Stone Age as something that early humans lived through. But we are not the only species that has invented it
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Pictish fort south of Stonehaven 'is Scotland's oldest' - BBC News

Pictish fort south of Stonehaven 'is Scotland's oldest' - BBC News | Anthropology | Scoop.it
A Pictish fort uncovered during an archaeological dig on the Aberdeenshire coast is believed to be Scotland's oldest.
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The hill fort where King Arthur’s Guinevere was born has lasted 3,000 years: now it’s under siege

The hill fort where King Arthur’s Guinevere was born has lasted 3,000 years: now it’s under siege | Anthropology | Scoop.it
Old Oswestry hill fort is a battleground for planners who want to build more than 100 homes nearby. Now opponents want to take the fight to Europe
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New survey to be made of Battle of Glenshiel site - BBC News

New survey to be made of Battle of Glenshiel site - BBC News | Anthropology | Scoop.it
Archaeologists are to make a new survey for artefacts from the Battle of Glenshiel to mark the 296th anniversary of the fight.
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Bringing Ancient Sounds Back to Life

Bringing Ancient Sounds Back to Life | Anthropology | Scoop.it
A program is helping experts recreate long-lost instruments. Listen to audio clips of the carnyx, the hornpipe and the vulture bone flute.
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Proof of evolution that you can find on your own body

Proof of evolution that you can find on your own body | Anthropology | Scoop.it
You have your mom's smile, your dad's eyes, and the ear muscles of a Triassic mammal.
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Tropical fossil forests unearthed in Arctic Norway

Tropical fossil forests unearthed in Arctic Norway | Anthropology | Scoop.it
UK researchers have unearthed ancient fossil forests, thought to be partly responsible for one of the most dramatic shifts in the Earth's climate in the past 400 million years.
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The Victims of Pompeii Cast in a New Light

The Victims of Pompeii Cast in a New Light | Anthropology | Scoop.it
Using CT scans, scientists hope to learn more about the victims who died in Pompeii 2000 years ago.
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A postal ‘piggybank’ from the 17th century sheds light on the culture of that time

A postal ‘piggybank’ from the 17th century sheds light on the culture of that time | Anthropology | Scoop.it
What began with a Yale music historian reading about undelivered 17th-century letters in The Hague has blossomed into an international collaboration focusing on thousands of letters that paint a vivid
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Partial remains of woolly mammoth found in Michigan, near Canadian border

Partial remains of woolly mammoth found in Michigan, near Canadian border | Anthropology | Scoop.it
The discovery of the partial skeleton of a woolly mammoth in a Michigan farm field is not just a story of an extinct creature, but also a story of the people who once roamed the area, says the professor who confirmed the finding.
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Skeletons found in mass graves are those of 17th century Scottish soldiers

Skeletons found in mass graves are those of 17th century Scottish soldiers | Anthropology | Scoop.it
Researchers at Durham University concluded that the identification of the remains as the Dunbar prisoners was
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The village where men are banned

The village where men are banned | Anthropology | Scoop.it
Only women are allowed to live in Umoja. Julie Bindel visits the Kenyan village that began as a refuge for survivors of sexual violence – and discovers its inhabitants are thriving in the single-sex community
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Marks on 3.4-million-year-old bones not due to trampling, analysis confirms

Marks on 3.4-million-year-old bones not due to trampling, analysis confirms | Anthropology | Scoop.it
Marks on two 3.4 million-year-old animal bones found at the site of Dikika, Ethiopia, were not caused by trampling, an extensive statistical analysis confirms. The Journal of Human Evolution is publishing the results of the study, which developed new methods of fieldwork and analysis for researchers exploring the origins of tool making and meat eating in our ancestors.
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Humans are nowhere near as special as we like to think

Humans are nowhere near as special as we like to think | Anthropology | Scoop.it
Humans have long believed that we are somehow special. But many traits once considered uniquely human are shared with animals
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Scan of mummified body of Swedish bishop reveals baby hidden in coffin

Scan of mummified body of Swedish bishop reveals baby hidden in coffin | Anthropology | Scoop.it
Scientists find body of five-month-old foetus concealed under feet of 336-year-old body of Bishop Peder Winstrup in Lund cathedral
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