Anthropology, Archaeology, Bioarchaeology, and Forensic Anthropology News from this week

Buildings made of bones from around the world

Buildings and walls of archaeological site Pompeii crumbling and collapsing 

Fascinating artifacts from the Viking world 

Graves and inhumations discovered at Late Iron Age/Early Roman site in France 

Rise in birth defect anencephaly, a neural tube defect,  among infants in Washington state puzzles epidemiologists

Mass grave of executed adult Viking males found in Dorset suffered from diseases weren’t warriors but mercenaries or peasants

Collection of 9000 year old Neolithic spirit masks to go on display in Israel 

Heated scientific debate between paleoanthropologist Drs. Tim White and Manuel Dominguez-Rodrigo about human evolution on the savanna; when is scientific debate vitriolic?

Chimu-Inca artifacts found in tomb, believed to belong to nobel musicians and weavers, showing that music was important part of life and death in Late Horizon coastal Peru

18th Dynasty tomb found in Luxor 

Evolution useful for explaining human alcohol consumption habits 

Eating insects the new “paleo-diet”? 

JPAC’s methods for identifying and repatriating humans remains from lost military personal outdated ?

Early Pacific Islanders and New Zealanders enjoyed a natural, wild diet 

New section of Inca road discovered outside Arequipa, Peru, may have served as route from Cusco to coast

Genome analysis reveals origins of genetic adaptations for high altitude in Tibetans 

Amazing women in anthropology

Forensic anthropologists uncover mass grave in Somalia 

“Little Pompeii” unearthed 40 miles northeast of Venice: Flood destroyed and preserved Roman funerary complex 

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