| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Zora Neale Hurston, celebrated Tuesday in a Google Doodle, died in 1960 in a welfare home after giving the world some of its greatest literature. Although her greatest renown came after death, in life the African American novelist and anthropologist was a...
| Dec 14, 2013
As dawn arrives on Dec. 21 at Cahokia Mounds, the sun will rise directly behind a pole hand-hewn from red cedar. Forty-eight such posts form a large circle, but only one of them will align with the sun. Winter will begin.
Four times a year, people...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:40 PM
In the humid foothills of the Caucasus Mountains, deep within a carnivore's bloody lair, an early human ancestor fought a life-or-death struggle, and lost.
He had entered the den on a scavenging mission, possibly with several others. Their plan: Use a...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Cattle; chimpanzees and bonobos; dogs and dolphins; rats and mice; horses, turtles, glowworms and pigs; goats, chickens and Rin Tin Tin — and, at the center of it all, humans.
The animal kingdom, from invertebrates to dinosaurs to us, is on parade...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:39 PM
With each scrape of the Florida Panhandle soil by an excavator's metal claw, anthropologists are moving a step closer to unraveling a century of mystery over the fates of missing boys from an infamous reform school.
Some of those sent to the Arthur G....
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:23 PM
A Quakertown native who now lives in Florida will be one of three contestants on "Jeopardy!" at 7 p.m. Thursday on ABC-affiliate WPVI. Francis Altomare, a tutor and adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University, will compete on the game show......
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Doubt — and a reportedly royal severed head — haunts a murky corner of forensic science these days, as researchers squabble over an unearthed packet of mummified remains thought to have belonged to King Henry IV of France.
The mystery has...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The forensic anthropologist lifted a thighbone from the skeleton arrayed on her metal lab table and studied the fine cracks traversing its surface, gray and weathered as driftwood.
Associate professor Lori Baker, 44, set the bone down and cradled the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Orlando Museum of Art's December 1st Thursday will take place this week on Dec. 5. Titled "Art Under $200 — 'Tis the Season," the event is billed as a chance to pick up unique Christmas gifts.
There's live entertainment: music by Afeefa and the...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:16 PM
A 400,000-year-old thigh bone from an early European human is causing confusion among genetic anthropologists who say its genetic material is related to another mysterious species believed to have lived only in East Asia.
The femur was pulled from...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Smaller testicle size in men appears to be linked to greater involvement in child rearing, according to Georgia researchers.
The study, published recently in the journal PNAS, was conducted by anthropologists at Emory University in Atlanta and...