Anthropology

Photos: 10,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Discovered in Utah

Anthropology

Photos: 10,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Discovered in Utah

Archaeologists in Utah recently stumbled upon a rare find: early human footprints dating back at least 10,000 years. The footprints, which were discovered in the salt flats of the Air Force’s Utah Testing and Training Range, are believed to have been created by humans walking along the muddy...
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The Mystery of America's Stonehenge

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The Mystery of America's Stonehenge

If you’re driving through the rocky ridges of southeastern New Hampshire and see a sign for “America’s Stonehenge,” don’t expect a peek into North America’s hitherto-unknown megalithic past. America’s Stonehenge is more a modern nickname for an intriguing New England sightseeing attraction than the...
Patrick Durkin Aug 1, 2022
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A New Study Will Change the Way We View Human Evolution

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A New Study Will Change the Way We View Human Evolution

A new study out of South Africa could rewrite certain aspects of humankind’s evolutionary origin story. The study hinges on an innovative fossil aging technique called cosmogenic nuclide dating. It shows that the fossil record of an early human-like hominid called Australopithecus africanus...
Travis Hall Jul 12, 2022
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Baby Mammoth is 'Most Complete' Ever Found in North America

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Baby Mammoth is 'Most Complete' Ever Found in North America

A wooly mammoth calf discovered earlier this month in Canada’s Yukon Territory is the first near-complete and best-preserved mummified mammoth remains ever found in North America. The calf, dubbed “Nun cho ga,” was found with skin and hair still attached after being frozen in permafrost over 30,00...
Jordan Sillars Jun 29, 2022
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Video: Explorers Find One of History's Most Famous Shipwrecks

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Video: Explorers Find One of History's Most Famous Shipwrecks

In August 1914, five days after the outbreak of World War I, Irish-born Ernest Shackleton sent forth his ship Endurance from southern England with the goal of leading the first crew to traverse the Antarctic continent across the South Pole. Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beat him to the pole, but this...
Sam Lungren Mar 10, 2022
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The Post-Kill Traditions of North American Hunters

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The Post-Kill Traditions of North American Hunters

Tomorrow’s anthropologists will have files an inch deep and a mile wide when they try cataloging and explaining the traditions and post-kill rituals of today’s North American hunters. That’s to be expected, given that Canada, the United States, and our hunting traditions are relatively young and...
Patrick Durkin Jan 12, 2022
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How the Little Ice Age Changed Hunting

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How the Little Ice Age Changed Hunting

For most folks, the term “ice age” conjures images of wooly mammoths, prehistoric hunter-gatherers, and maybe that animated Disney movie with the sloth and the squirrel. But there’s been more than one ice age in our planet’s history, and the most recent one ended within the lifetimes of our great...
Jordan Sillars Aug 31, 2021
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Fact Checker: Was Meriwether Lewis Murdered?

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Fact Checker: Was Meriwether Lewis Murdered?

Myths, lies and old wives’ tales loom large in the outdoor pursuits. Here at MeatEater, we’re dedicated to separating facts from bull, so we created this series to examine suspect yarns. If there’s a belief, rumor, or long-held assumption you’d like us to fact check, drop us a note at factchecker...
Spencer Neuharth Jul 1, 2021
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Fact Checker: Are There Dinosaur Fossils on the Moon?

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Fact Checker: Are There Dinosaur Fossils on the Moon?

Myths, lies and old wives’ tales loom large in the outdoor pursuits. Here at MeatEater, we’re dedicated to separating facts from bull, so we created this series to examine suspect yarns. If there’s a belief, rumor, or long-held assumption you’d like us to fact check, drop us a note at factchecker...
Spencer Neuharth Jun 17, 2021
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Archaeology Explained: Can I Pick Up that Arrowhead?

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Archaeology Explained: Can I Pick Up that Arrowhead?

Whether you hunt tilled ag fields or Western sage steppe, chances are you’ve encountered an arrowhead, an old bottle, or another trace of a bygone era of human history afield. “Arrowhead hunting” and collecting other kinds of artifacts is a popular pastime for many. However, there are lots of legal...
Liz Lynch Jun 15, 2021
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Bar Room Banter: The Navy’s ‘Attack Dolphins’

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Bar Room Banter: The Navy’s ‘Attack Dolphins’

There’s a difference between book smart and bar smart. You may not be book smart, but this series can make you seem educated and interesting from a barstool. So, belly up, mix yourself a glass of something good, and take notes as we look at the most badass sea creatures in the world. Sex, drugs, and...
Stephen Klobucar Apr 5, 2021
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