Anthropology

Neanderthals, like humans, may have organized their living spaces

Researchers have found that Neanderthals used to organize their living spaces in ways that were familiar to modern humans, a discovery that once again shows similarities between the close cousins.

Dec 04, 2013, 11:24 AM IST

Diversity of facial colours among primates linked to sociability

Biologists have found that the primates that are more social have more complex facial patterns.

Nov 19, 2013, 12:29 PM IST

Chimps use long-term memory to forage for food

A team of scientists have determined that chimpanzees use long-term memory for remembering the size and location of fruit trees and feeding experiences from previous seasons using a memory window that can be from two months to three years ago.

Oct 24, 2013, 12:07 PM IST

`First cave painters may have been mostly women`

An American archaeological anthropologist has said that measurements of ancient cave handprints suggest that the majority of the artists may have been women.

Oct 14, 2013, 16:16 PM IST

Maya dismembered their enemies 1,400 years ago

Scientists have unearthed a 1,400-year-old mass grave, with remains of 24 dismembered human bodies, in an artificial cave in the historical Maya city of Uxul in Mexico.

Sep 11, 2013, 21:03 PM IST

Did humans descend from "aquatic apes"?

Did humans descend from "aquatic apes" that spent more time swimming than dragging their knuckles on the ground?

May 09, 2013, 11:09 AM IST

Bihar CM condoles death of Prof Sacchidanand

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar condoled the death of the founder of Ranchi University`s
department of Anthropology and former VC Prof Sacchidanand.

Feb 02, 2012, 18:22 PM IST

Exercising in groups more beneficial

Group bonding releases more endorphin-the chemical that gives a mild high & blocks out pain.

May 03, 2011, 11:10 AM IST

Exercising in groups more beneficial

Group bonding releases more endorphin-the chemical that gives a mild high & blocks out pain.

May 03, 2011, 11:09 AM IST

Exercising in groups more beneficial

Group bonding releases more endorphin-the chemical that gives a mild high & blocks out pain.

May 03, 2011, 00:00 AM IST