Anthropology News

New theory on the evolution of pygmies

High death rates drove evolution of human pygmies New theory on the evolution of pygmies mongabay.com December 10, 2007 Early childbearing age in the face of high death rates, drove…

Climate change drove human evolution

Climate change drove human evolution Climate change drove human evolution mongabay.com September 3, 2007 Climate change appears to have been a significant driver of human evolution, report researchers writing in…

Crop domestication originated in compost piles

Crop domestication originated in compost piles Crop domestication originated in compost piles mongabay.com August 19, 2007 New research lends support to the theory that backyard gardens and refuse heaps played…

Orangutans use water as a tool

Orangutans use water as a tool Orangutans use water as a tool mongabay.com July 6, 2007 German researchers have observed orangutans using water as a tool. Natacha Mendes, Daniel Hanus,…

Unknown tribe found in the Amazon

Unknown tribe found in the Amazon Unknown tribe found in the Amazon mongabay.com June 4, 2007 [updates] An unknown Indian tribe has been discovered in the Amazon rainforest reports the…

Global warming killed Neanderthals in Spain

Global warming killed Neanderthals in Spain Global warming killed Neanderthals in Spain mongabay.com April 30, 2007 New research fingers climate change, not humans, as the culprit for the extinction of…