Posts Tagged ‘anthropology’

Early Human Diets

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
humans, hominins, Zeray Alemseged, teeth, diet, australopithecus, afarensis, dikika, ancestors, plants, homo, anthropology

The old saying “You are what you eat” takes on new significance in the most comprehensive analysis to date of early human teeth from Africa.

2000 Years of Native Pottery

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
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This is the second installment on the Academy’s current exhibit “Evolving Traditions: Southwest Native Pottery and Silver” and gives a brief history of the art of pottery in the Southwest.

First Americans’ Early Arrival

Thursday, March 24th, 2011
Image courtesy of Michael R. Waters

New evidence reveals people were living in North America thousands of years earlier than previously thought.

A Place by the Coast

Monday, March 7th, 2011
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Exciting archaeological discovery on California’s Channel Islands yields clues to America’s early seafarers.

Neanderthal Diet

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
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Neanderthals’ dental build-up is giving scientists clues about their diets.

34,000 Year-Old Fiber

Monday, September 21st, 2009
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The recent discovery of an ancient flax fiber in a cave in the Republic of Georgia has scientists rethinking when human ancestors started constructing clothing from textiles and not animal skins.

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