1.2 Million Year-old Tooth Found At Atapuerca, Spain

Although this is currently being billed as the oldest evidence yet of archaic mankind in Europe, there are other finds, especially from Murcia in the south of Spain which date back to 1.3 million years, and possibly (a disputed) 1.7 million years. Nevertheless, the find at Atapuerca is still remarkable, and is vivid testament to... Continue Reading →

Four Stone Hearth 18 at Clioaudio July 4th

Before I forget, as I did last time round, Alun at Clioaudio (mentioned in the previous post regarding his podcast) is hosting the next edition of 4SH, and is calling for contributions - I quote from his site, The Anthropology blog carnival Four Stone Hearth comes to Clioaudio on the 4th of July. I'll be... Continue Reading →

Podcast Round-up

Podcasting has arrived in a big way, as a cursory glance at the iTunes directory will confirm - if you can think of a science related topic, the chances are that someone somewhere will probably be talking about it. On that note, here's a quick look at some which may be of interest to readers... Continue Reading →

Study Traces Cat’s Ancestry to Middle East

NYT has this story, documenting the unstoppable rise and rise of the domesticated cat, whose only serious rival is the domesticated dog; both these creatures have become part and parcel of the human domestic experience over the last 10 to 15 millennia, although the reasons for their respective acceptance into the welcoming arms of mankind... Continue Reading →

Human-like Altruism Shown In Chimpanzees

Here's a report on a paper published recently in PLoS Biology, namely Spontaneous Altruism By Chimpanzees And Young Children, in which it is shown that human children and chimpanzees display similar levels of altruism, a study which has raised questions once more about what makes humans different from all other animals, particularly those to whom... Continue Reading →

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