2023 Press Releases

Research Reveals Longstanding Cultural Continuity at Oldest Occupied Site in West Africa

Stone tools recovered from near the Senegalese coast extend occupation of the region back to 150 thousand years ago and are comparable to those seen across Africa at this time, but uniquely persist in the region until 10 thousand years ago more

Dairy Foods Helped Ancient Tibetans Thrive in one of Earth’s Most Inhospitable Environments

Ancient protein evidence shows milk consumption was a powerful cultural adaptation that stimulated human expansion onto the highland Tibetan Plateau more

How Dogs are Used Impacts How They Are Treated

Data from 124 societies shows that dogs’ functions predict their treatment, with closer bonds forming in societies where dogs have multiple roles more

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