Jaw found in Jamestown

Evidence Of Cannibalism At Jamestown Unearthed By Smithsonian Anthropologist

By | Wed, 05/01/2013 - 15:43

The Jamestown settlers may have cannibalized some of their own people to keep from starving, according to new evidence found at a recent excavation.

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Archaeologists Discover 150 Skulls from Largest Mass Human Sacrifice in Meso-America

By | Mon, 01/28/2013 - 18:42

An excavation in Mexico has led to the discovery of troves of human skulls.

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1,200-Year-Old Bowls Show Earliest Traces of Chocolate in North America

By | Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:21

People all around the world enjoy chocolate these days, but in the eighth century anthropologists expected that the only people who would have access to the sweet would be the Mesoamerican people in the tropics, where the plant is grown.

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UK Researchers Create Most Accurate Model of 70,000-Year-Old Neanderthal Yet

By | Tue, 10/23/2012 - 12:20

Anthropologists in the United Kingdom have created what they believe is the most accurate Neanderthal model to date.

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Brawn, Not Brains, Likely Primary Driver of Evolution

By | Tue, 10/16/2012 - 15:26

Homo sapiens may not have the largest brains in the animal kingdom, but their extraordinary size in relation to our bodies has long been thought as what set us apart.