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Earliest Modern Humans Out of Africa

Recent paleoanthropological studies have suggested that modern humans migrated from Africa as early as the beginning of the Late Pleistocene, 120,000 years ago. Hershkovitz et al. now suggest that early modern humans were already...

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Human Evolution: Chemical & Social Factors

Dopamine may have given humans our social edge over other apes By Ann Gibbons Jan. 22, 2018 , 3:10 PM http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/01/dopamine-may-have-given-humans-our-social-edge-over-other-apes?utm_campaign=news_daily_2018-01-22&et_rid=35358409&et_cid=1805406 Humans are the ultimate social animals, with the ability to bond with mates,...

(Top): A drone photograph of the ancestral Hopi village of Homol'ovi IV, a pueblo dating to the latter half of the 13th century, located in Winslow, Arizona. (Bottom): A screen cap of a 3D virtual model of Homol'ovi IV built using drone photographs. 
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Archaeologists Don’t Always Need to Dig

https://www.wired.com/story/archaeologists-dont-always-need-to-digtheyve-got-drones/ On the morning of August 21—the day of the solar eclipse—five archaeologists and I piled into two SUVs and drove an hour northwest of Tucson, into the thick of the Sonoran Desert. Turning off-road,...

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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...