Topic: Anthropology

Gut Microbiome Influenced Heavily by Social Circles

Dec. 7, 2017

Social group membership is the most important influencer on gut microbiome composition, UT study says.

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Human Skull Evolved Along with Two-Legged Walking, Study

March 17, 2017

Researchers confirm that the evolution of bipedalism in fossil humans can be detected using a key feature of the skull.

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UT Study Cracks Coldest Case: How Lucy Died

Aug. 29, 2016

Lucy, the most famous fossil of a human ancestor, probably died after falling from a tree, according to a study appearing in Nature led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Clues from Ancient Maya Reveal Lasting Impact on Environment

Sept. 3, 2015
Tim and Sheryl Beach

Evidence from the tropical lowlands of Central America reveals how Maya activity more than 2,000 years ago not only contributed to the decline of their environment but continues to influence today’s environmental conditions, according to researchers at UT Austin.

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The Crisis of Citizenship in the Dominican Republic

June 22, 2015

We are still reeling over the massacre of nine worshippers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. This act of terror was another reminder we are living in dark times in Black America – the new nadir.

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