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2021

In the last 60,000 years, humans have emerged as an ecologically dominant species and have successfully colonized every terrestrial habitat.

Humans are unusual because we cooperate with each other in ways that other animals do not.

Science is society’s best method for understanding the world.

Who were the people being sacrificed in Mexico more than a thousand years ago? And why were they chosen for ritual violence?

It is at the confluence of different experiences that new theories come into being.

Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration was recently awarded four Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) seed grants from

An Arizona State University anthropology student is among a group of international researchers who this week published one of the first DNA studies of dire wolves — extinct canines that roame

Liam Gleason sat scrolling through dozens of images hoping to find something that showed diversity in anthropology for a poster they were creating.

York, England, was founded by the Romans in A.D. 71. At about A.D. 200, the ancient Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan was the biggest city in the world. And Phoenix was settled in 1867.

2020

A man steals another man’s property. The victim beats up the thief, and the thief retaliates by seriously injuring the other man’s hand.

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Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of 

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of 

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of 

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Think of a long, strategy-based board game. If you want to win Monopoly, you need a plan, and your path to victory depends on a series of sequential plays. 

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Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of 

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of 

COVID-19 cases in Maricopa County are three to four times higher than testing efforts indicate, according to a recent antibody study.

Males of the extinct human species Paranthropus robustus were thought to be substantially larger than females — much like the size differences seen in modern-day primates such as gorillas, oranguta

Have you taken your temperature recently? Was it lower than the standard 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit? 

Xavier Jenkins’ alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning.

While the continents of Africa and Europe have been obvious and fruitful treasure troves for exploration and discovery of our modern human origins, Asia has been somewhat overlooked.

Do humans form closer relationships as we age, understanding the inevitably of our own mortality?

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