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Anthropologists play key role in current Ebola outbreak

When disease strikes in the developing world, like the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea, doctors, nurses and epidemiologists from international organizations fly in to help. So do anthropologists. Understanding local customs — and fears...

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Neandertals Are People, Too

SVANTE PAABO, NY Times, APRIL 24, 2014 LEIPZIG, Germany — I NEVER met my paternal grandfather. He died of the Spanish flu in 1919 at the age of 30, before his children and grandchildren...

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Mystery Early Human revealed by DNA data

  BBC, 18 December 2013 Mystery early human revealed by DNA data Mystery early human revealed by DNA data The genome sequence came from a toe bone found in Denisova Cave, Siberia Continue reading the...

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Paleogenetics: Human Evolution Mystery Widens

At 400,000 Years, Oldest Human DNA Yet Found Raises New Mysteries Javier Trueba, Madrid Scientific Films An artist’s interpretation of the hominins that lived near the Sima de los Huesos cave in Spain. By CARL...