Anthropology Haberleri

Microscopic study yields intriguing ancient Denisovan secrets

Microscopic study yields intriguing ancient Denisovan secrets

Micromorphology can help identify areas of sedimentary deposit that are most conducive to ancient DNA preservation and could be usefully integrated with DNA analyses of sediments at archaeological sites to illuminate features of their human and…

Using hominin introgression to trace Homo Sapiens

Using hominin introgression to trace Homo Sapiens

Genetic analysis has revealed that the ancestors of Homo Sapiens interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as they moved out of Africa and across Eurasia.

Evidence shows that resin was used by Neandertals in central Italy.

Evidence shows that resin was used by Neandertals in central Italy.

Neanderthals used resin 'glue' to craft their stone tools. Ethnographic evidence indicates that resin, which dries when exposed to air, is generally warmed by exposure to a small fire thus softened to be molded and pushed in position in the haft.

The ancient teeth that enabled the discovery of the lost human group

The ancient teeth that enabled the discovery of the lost human group

DNA from 31,000-year-old milk teeth leads to discovery of new group of ancient Siberians. Newly discovered ancient teeth dating back 31,000 years are evidence of a new ethnic group in human history and could change know about the first American…

Neanderthals had high birth rate

Neanderthals had high birth rate

Using computer simulations to discover where Neanderthals lived. Archaeologist Fulco Sherjon has used computer simulations to identify where and how Neanderthals lived in West Europe. What stood out was that they probably had lots of children and…

A Denisovan fossil was discovered on Tibetan Plateau

A Denisovan fossil was discovered on Tibetan Plateau

The jawbone, discovered high on the Tibetan Plateau and dated to more than 160,000 years ago, is also the first Denisovan specimen found outside the Siberian cave in which the hominin was uncovered a decade ago.

Early pastoral economies along the Ancient Silk Road

Early pastoral economies along the Ancient Silk Road

Recent archaeological survey reveals a millennia-long history of pastoral occupation of Alay from the early Bronze Age through the Medieval period, and a stratified Holocene sequence at the site of Chegirtke Cave.