Anthropology

New research reveals the economic importance of “wool dogs” to the Native American peoples of the Salish Sea.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
Ancient site suggests early humans controlled fire and used plants to ward off insects.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
Bird statuette, recovered from a refuse heap, more than doubles the age of the earliest known animal sculpture from East Asia.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Researchers use the DNA of currently-living Quebecois to help identify their ancestors.
Jesse Kathan, Contributor
New dating of a trove of fossils suggests our cousin hominin went extinct because of climate change.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Despite high-profile study, the ancestors of humans living today likely evolved in many places at once, say critics.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Tiny brainlike cell cultures called organoids offer clues about human evolution.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Recently uncovered archaeological evidence matches the Bible's account of Babylonian invasion 2,600 years ago.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
Artifacts found in Idaho support theory that humans reached the Americas before a land route to Asia existed.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Nearly complete skull of Australopithecus anamensis found in Ethiopia.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
A newly analyzed jawbone is the first confirmed Denisovan fossil found anywhere outside Siberia.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Drought-tolerant ingredients and local sourcing of brewing containers meant the beer could flow even in tough times.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor