Science is essential for human flourishing. So why does so much science communication paint a bleak, nihilist picture of the world?
Forensic anthropologists are specialized scientists who analyze the skeletal remains of the recently deceased to help authorities figure out who the person was and what happened to them.
Female bodies have an advantage in endurance ability that means Paleolithic women likely hunted game, not just gathered plants. The story is written in living and ancient human bodies.
The findings reveal a close association between climatic conditions and early human migrations out of Africa.
The famous French anthropologist, world-renowned for his theory of non-places and his analyses of the “overmodern” city, died during the summer.
In the largest study of its kind, researchers have used DNA from a 6,700-year-old cemetery in France to reconstruct the lives of everyday Neolithic people.
Ghassan Hage has made a singularly powerful contribution to our understanding of Australian and global racism, and the politics of domination and resistance.
Hopefully more curators and custodians of repositories of human skeletal remains will attempt to redress some of the wrongs of the past.
The final Indiana Jones movie is coming out June 30. The fifth in a series over 42 years, many of its ideas are taken from 19th-century orientalist and racist archaeology.
People with a common history – often due to significant geographic or social barriers – often share genetics and language. New research finds that even a dialect can act as a barrier within a group.
An anthropology course explores how peoples and cultures around the world use nature-based medicines to heal.
The way many Americans think about racial identity today is hard to map onto the complex history of ancient Egypt and ancient Nubia.
In many animals, including humans, adverse events in youth have lasting negative health effects over the life span. But new research suggests something different is going on in mountain gorillas.
Scientists had figured a fossil found in Spain more than a century ago was from a Neandertal. But a new analysis suggests it could be from a lost lineage of our species, Homo sapiens.
The voices and actions of women who were enslaved reveal how oppression works and what made a difference to those exposed to it
Contrary to the idea that apes evolved their upright posture to reach for fruit in the forest canopy, the earliest known ape with this stature, Morotopithecus, lived in more open grassy environments.
From Aristotle to Darwin, inaccurate and biased narratives in science not only reproduce these biases in future generations but also perpetuate the discrimination they are used to justify.
The first ancient DNA sequences from peoples of the medieval Swahili civilization push aside colonialist stories and reveal genetic connections from the past.
Trauma can affect how people remember and describe experiences. Many survivors express their pain through objects and physical symptoms, an anthropologist explains.
Men in rural China spend more time in leisure or social activities, or just hanging around and resting.