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Why do we have baby teeth?

Baby teeth, also known as milk teeth or deciduous teeth, start forming in the jaws of a baby in utero with the front teeth almost fully formed (apart from the roots) by the time of birth. 311 more words

First sighting of a wild newborn chimpanzee taken from mother and cannibalised.

The first ever witnessed case of a newborn wild chimpanzee being taken from the mother and subsequently eaten was published by researchers from Japan this week in the… 306 more words

Night at the Museum: Archaeology Edition

Throughout history, museums have been important institutions used to display artifacts that have been recognized as important items in a civilization’s history. This may include paintings, scientific displays, or interactive galleriesto get guests excited about a number of topics. 467 more words


Musée de l’Homme

Where: 16th Arrondissement, Paris

The Musée de l’Homme really does what it says on the tin – exploring Homo sapiens from our biology and evolution through cultures and languages and into contemporary works of art. 96 more words


Bones of Contention: A Discussion of Biological Anthropology Blogs

When I first started researching biological anthropology blogs, I did what any university student would do: I turned to Google. One of the first search results was a nifty 2012… 857 more words


Stressed-out mums and demanding children: understanding the maternal – infant interface at the beginnings of agriculture

Modern society is rooted in a dependency on agriculture. Although this is often thought to be a positive human development, the transition to agriculture-based societies had substantial negative impacts on human health, many of which continue to affect millions of people today. 618 more words


‘Oh baby’ - new things to come for The Bioarchaeology of Childhood

2017 was a busy year for me, but I am excited that this blog is continuing to receive good readership and positive feedback. This year I have resolved to communicate new research in the broader biological anthropology field to a wider audience through more frequent posts and new content. 356 more words