Archaeology Wednesdays

3 Mar

So I thought it would be a neat idea if once a week I posted some archaeology/anthropology based news and articles on here – after all, I am apparently supposed to be an archaeologist. So here’s some cool stuff for you all to check out:

No baby sacrifice in Carthage? – After examining the infant remains from Carthage, a study from the University of Pittsburgh suggests that the demographic profile for infant mortality is similar to those seen due to miscarriages, stillbirths and other such factors, with many of the babies having died prenatally – too young for sacrifice.

Monogamy in humans – New genetic study suggests that while Homo sapiens are monogamous most of the time, occasional periods of polygamy have occurred over the course of evolution.

New Horizons doc on BBC2 – Did cooking make us human?

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