Topic: Anthropology

Three Previously Unknown Ancient Primates Identified

Aug. 28, 2018
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UT Austin biological anthropologists have described three new species of fossil primates that were previously unknown to science. 

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When and Why Did Our Human Ancestors First Leave Africa?

July 11, 2018
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A new discovery in China may help bridge the gap between where humans began and where they are today.

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Gut Microbiome Influenced Heavily by Social Circles

Dec. 7, 2017
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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
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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
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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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