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Anthropology and Disability Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Anthropology category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Publication List

Anthropology and Disability
2018-05-14 : How Our Ancestors with Autistic Traits Led a Revolution in Ice Age Art : Research reveals the ability to focus on detail, a common trait among people with autism, allowed realism to flourish in Ice Age art.
2017-11-06 : Fish Provide Insight Into the Evolution of the Immune System : Study shows how species can adapt and change their immune system to cope with new parasitic threats - whilst at the same time showing little or no evolutionary change in critical immune function over millions of years.
2017-11-04 : How Neanderthals Influenced Human Genetics at the Crossroads of Asia and Europe : Study is exploring the legacy of interspecies trysts, with a focus on Western Asia, where the first relations may have occurred.
2017-10-08 : Sungir Homo Sapiens Visualized in 3D Virtual Reality : Reconstructed faces of 30,000-year old Sungir Homo sapiens visualized for the first time in 3-D virtual reality.
2017-10-02 : The Hominin Species That Gave Us Genital Herpes : Paranthropus boisei was the species in the right place and time to contract HSV2 from ancestral chimpanzees and transmit it to our earliest ancestors, probably Homo erectus.
2017-09-28 : Modern Humans Emerged Over 350,000 Years Ago : Results from study of ancient DNA show that 2000-year-old remains of boy found at Ballito Bay in KwaZulu-Natal during the 1960s helped to rewrite human history.
2017-08-23 : Foundations of Human Health - A Genetic Checkup : Evolution has improved upon the genetic foundations of human health for millennia, but could that have recently gone in reverse?.
2017-07-21 : Clues to Ghost Species of Ancient Human Discovered : Scientists discover hints that ghost species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa today.
2017-06-02 : Why Was a Teenager with Bone Cancer Buried on Witch Hill in 1300 AD : Report identifies bone tumor in upper right arm of adolescent buried around 1300 AD at a site in western Panama called Cerro Brujo or Witch Hill.
2017-05-12 : Where Do Humans Come From? Homo Naledi's Young Age Creates More Questions : Rising Star Cave system, the richest fossil hominin site in Africa, contains new hominin species named Homo naledi.
2017-05-10 : Human Ways of Thinking Evolved 1.8M Years Ago : Evidence that human-like ways of thinking may have emerged as early as 1.8 million years ago place the appearance of human-like cognition at the emergence of Homo erectus.
2016-11-15 : Autism and Human Evolutionary Emergence of Collaborative Morality : It is likely our ancestors would have had autism, with genetics suggesting the condition has a long evolutionary history.
2016-06-23 : Creation, Evolution, and the Handicapped: Crushing the Death Image : Pastor Richard Luther Corwin attempts to expose New Gnosticism of evolutionary priesthood, announces release of debut book, Creation, Evolution, and the Handicapped.
2016-04-07 : Course of Human Evolution Could Change With Gene Editing Technology : New gene-editing technology could eliminate some inherited diseases but also change the course of human evolution.
2015-08-05 : How Our Ancestors Turned Disability into Advantage : New evolutionary theory explains how small populations of early humans survived, despite increased chance of hereditary disabilities being passed to offspring.
2014-12-16 : What is the Paleolithic or Caveman Diet : The Paleolithic diet, or caveman diet, is a weight-loss craze where people emulate the diet of plants and animals eaten by early humans during the Stone Age.
2014-10-24 : Evolutionary Roots of the Ebola Virus : Study finds filoviruses likely existed in the Miocene Epoch, and at that time, the evolutionary lines leading to Ebola and Marburg had already diverged.
2014-08-11 : Fear and Phobias Are Inherited Traits : Trans-generational Epigenetic Inheritance means your environment may affect your genetics in ways that can be passed down to your children.
2013-11-19 : Why are Male Noses Larger than the Female Nose : A new study explains why the human male nose is about 10% larger than the female nose.
2013-01-16 : Charles Dickens Used Literature to Showcase Discrimination Against Disabled : Charles Dickens characters and plots often dealt with difficult social realities and portrayal of disabled and social discrimination they faced is no exception.
2012-11-12 : Humans Losing Intellectual and Emotional Abilities : Hypothesis suggests humans losing intellectual and emotional capabilities genes endowing brain power susceptible to mutations not being selected against in our modern society.
2012-10-27 : Genetic Engineering: Crafting Our Own Evolution : Maxwell J. Mehlman book examines direct human evolution and genetic engineering where parents could prevent passing on inherent diseases to their children.
2012-02-28 : Humans Part Neanderthal Genetic Research Confirms : Researchers find part of non-African human X chromosome came from Neanderthals confirming they interbred with early human populations.
2011-12-20 : Did Elizabeth Barrett Browning Have Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis : Did Elizabeth Barrett Browning have hypokalemic periodic paralysis HKPP a muscle disorder that causes blood levels of potassium to fall.
2011-09-15 : Changes in American Families : Perceptions of family and ways services are provided to American families have been changing over time and like individuals every family is unique.
2011-02-20 : Medical Anthropologist Looks at Asthma : Asthma affects an estimated 8 percent of Americans and about 300 million people around the world.
2010-12-25 : You are What Your Father Ate : Evidence that environmental influences experienced by a father can be passed down to the next generation.
2010-07-10 : Alternative Evolution: Why Change Your Own Genes When You Can Borrow Someone Else's : Principle of evolution that plants and animals can adapt genetically in ways that help them better survive and reproduce.
2009-10-12 : Ardipithecus Ramidus - Ardi - Oldest Skeleton of Human Ancestors : Discovery of Ardi a relatively complete Ardipithecus ramidus fossil skeleton sheds light on human evolution.

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