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Early Homo sapiens groups in Europe faced subarctic climates

Human Evolution

New insights into the climatic backdrop for an early wave of dispersal of our species into Europe during the last glacial period

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Climatically driven landscape evolution during warm periods

Human Evolution

New puzzle piece for understanding future natural systems

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Prehistoric humans rarely mated with their cousins

Archaeogenetics

Scientists screened 1,785 ancient humans genomes from the last 45,000 years for parental relatedness

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Central European prehistory was highly dynamic

Archaeogenetics

Frequent cultural, genetic, and social change epitomises the history of central Europe from the Stone Age to the Early Bronze Age

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Oldest genome from Wallacea shows previously unknown ancient human relations

Archaeogenetics

International research team isolates DNA from modern human buried 7,000 years ago on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi

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Shedding light on past human histories

Archaeogenetics

Research team reconstructs genetic histories and social organisation in Neolithic and Bronze Age Croatia

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NoRaRe: A Multilingual Database of Word and Concept Properties

Linguistic and Cultural Evolution

A new study in Behavior Research Methods by a team of researchers in Germany presents the Database of Cross-Linguistic Norms, Ratings, and Relations…

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First lethal attack by chimpanzees on gorillas observed

Former Departments

Research team now examines impact of food competition and climate change

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Learning words: How children integrate information

Comparative Cultural Psychology

Researchers use a computer model to explain how children integrate information during word learning

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Pleistocene sediment DNA from Denisova Cave

Evolutionary Genetics

Sediment DNA tracks 300,000 years of hominin and animal presence at Denisova Cave

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Wild chimpanzee orphans recover from the stress of losing their mother

Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture

Long-term study shows that maternal loss is stressful for immature orphan wild chimpanzees - but only for the first couple of years

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Global change: a tight squeeze for African great apes

Former Departments

Researchers predict massive decline in the range of African great apes over the next 30 years

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Palm Oil Plantations Change the Social Behaviour of Macaques

Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture

Researchers spent months observing groups of southern pig-tailed macaques

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Creation of the Moyen-Bafing National Park

Former Departments

World Heritage Biodiversity Jewel

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The last battle of Anne of Brittany

Human Evolution

Isotopic study of the soldiers of 1491

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Coalitions and conflict among men

Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture

In the Bolivian Tsimané, who supports who is affected by physical size, social status, and existing cooperative and antagonistic relationships

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Nuclear DNA from sediments helps unlock ancient human history

For the first time, scientists have succeeded in extracting and analyzing Neandertal chromosomal DNA preserved in cave sediments

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Gorillas do not bluff when they chest beat: honest signalling indicates body size

Primatology

The chest beats given by adult male gorillas reliably indicate their body size

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Genomes of the earliest Europeans

Evolutionary Genetics

Ancient genomes shed new light on the earliest Europeans and their relationships with Neandertals

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Neanderthal Ancestry Identifies Oldest Modern Human Genome

Archaeogenetics

The fossil skull of a woman in Czechia has provided the oldest modern human genome yet reconstructed, representing a population that formed before the…

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