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Notable: Female chimpanzees eat more meat when pregnant
Examination of long-term field data show an interaction between social rank and reproductive status in meat consumption by wild chimpanzees.
17 Apr 2017
Notable: Glyptodonts and megatheres were herbivores
A study of carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes in extinct species from Argentina places them in their ecology.
12 Apr 2017
Notable: Scapula morphology in humans and African apes
A look at the scapula outlines of living apes and humans shows gorillas and humans to be most similar, possibly representing the common ancestor of African apes.
13 Mar 2016
Notable: Penguin population turnover from ancient DNA
Ancient penguin remains show a case of anthropogenic turnover.
05 Feb 2016
Notable: Genetic traces of early migration in Arabia
Sampling of people in the Arabian peninsula finds evidence of early emergence and diversification from Africa.
19 Jan 2016
Notable: Mammoth hunters in the Arctic 45,000 years ago
Discovery of a mammoth carcass with the marks of human hunting pushes the date for high-latitude occupation older.
14 Jan 2016
Notable: Beeswax found in Neolithic pottery vessels across Europe
A study of chemical residues of early pottery shards finds beeswax in widespread use.
19 Nov 2015
Notable: Ancient Australians and baobab dispersal
A study of indigenous words for the 'boab' tree in different languages compared to phylogeography shows the likely involvement of Aboriginal peoples in dispersing this species.
11 Apr 2015
Notable: Inheritance of fitness in patrilineal societies
A study of genetic variation in Central Asian societies shows that patrilineal societies have reduced variation on the Y chromosome relative to autosomes.
05 Apr 2015
Notable: Fat residues on elephant-butchering tools
An examination of stone tools from Revadim Quarry, Israel, finds some of the oldest fat residue in the archaeological record.
21 Mar 2015
Notable: Brain growth in Homo erectus
Looking at the youngest known Homo erectus skull may give clues about the evolution of brain development in ancient humans.
14 Mar 2015
Notable: Coevolution drives biological complexity
A digital model of evolution shows that parasites can drive and maintain complexity in their hosts.
01 Feb 2015
Notable: Easter island collapse was not so simple
Archaeological survey shows that the decline in land use preceded European contact but did not mark a sudden event .
08 Jan 2015
Notable: A tooth from West Turkana
A single molar can sometimes change our impression of ancient hominin populations.
07 Jan 2015
Notable: Bigger groups make less social time for red colobus
The increased foraging effort in larger groups creates an incentive to form smaller groups.
05 Jan 2015
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