Tag: Anthropology

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Sculpted warrior face emerges at Chichén Itzá

During excavations funded by the Archaeological Zones Improvement Program (Promeza) at the Temple 6 of Maudslay, part of the Casa Colorada complex in Chichén...

New research exposes early humans’ ecological versatility

The origins of human genus have long been associated with savannah and grassland environments of Africa.  Due to this association, it was thought that...

Cultural artifacts serve as ‘cognitive fossils,’ helping uncover the psychology of the past

No two societies in history think exactly alike. In fact, the mindset of a given society throughout history can help historians unpack important clues...

Humans already used controlled fires 11,000 years ago

Hunter-gatherer human communities were already carrying out controlled fires 11,000 years ago to open up clearings and grazing areas for wild animals and thus...

Fossils tell tale of last primate to inhabit North America before humans

The story of Ekgmowechashala, the final primate to inhabit North America before Homo sapiens or Clovis people, reads like a spaghetti western: A grizzled...

Larger-scale warfare may have occurred in Europe 1,000 years earlier than previously thought

A re-analysis of more than 300 sets of 5,000-year-old skeletal remains excavated from a site in Spain suggests that many of the individuals may...