Religion is a fundamental feature of humanity, but did our ancestors need it to form complex societies?…
By Nsikan Akpan
An anthropologist explores why there’s no one-size-fits-all model of child-rearing advice for all the world’s parents.
By Alma Gottlieb, The Conversation
Evolutionary biologists can use this new equation to test their ideas for how the human brain got so big.
By Kristin Hugo
Bone scans of Lucy, our ever popular human ancestor, suggest early hominins may have spent millions of years “monkeying around” in trees.
By Kristin Hugo
By Claire Bowern, The Conversation
A Yale linguist explains how many colors exist in your language’s rainbow.
A new study shows only cultures previously exposed to western music form opinions on consonance and dissonance, an element of music theory that establishes consonant chords as more aurally pleasing…
Will U.S. Army Corps of Engineers return the Kennewick Man's remains now that they've been found to be closely related to Native Americans?…
Bill Gates may think we're living in the greatest time in history. But the same elements of our society that have allowed Western civilization to succeed also spell its impending collapse. Anthropologist Ted Fischer interviews fellow Vanderbilt anthropologist Arthur Demarest…
By Larisa Epatko
A French anthropologist is helping the World Health Organization come up with safer burial practices, while trying to maintain tradition, in Ebola-ridden West African countries.
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