Topic: Anthropology research

Aztec Conquest Altered Genetics among Early Mexico Inhabitants, New DNA Study Shows

Jan. 30, 2013

For centuries, the fate of the original Otomí inhabitants of Xaltocan, the capital of a pre-Aztec Mexican city-state, has remained unknown. Researchers have long wondered whether they assimilated with the Aztecs or abandoned the town altogether.

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New Study Shows Effects of Prehistoric Nocturnal Life on Mammalian Vision

Oct. 29, 2012

Since the age of dinosaurs, most species of day-active mammals have retained the imprint of nocturnal life in their eye structures. Humans and other anthropoid primates, such as monkeys and apes, are the only groups that deviate from this pattern, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin and Midwestern University.

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