Anthropology & Archaeology. (Science News of the Year: The Weekly Newsmagazine of Science)
Fair enough People everywhere divvy up food and make other deals based on social concepts of fairness, not individual self-interest, a cross-cultural project found (161: 104).
Erectus set A newly found fossil skull entered an ongoing debate about whether the human ancestor Homo erectus was a single species or several (161: 179 *).
Genetic divide Investigators reported that the distinctive looks and thinking styles of people and chimpanzees derive from contrasting actions of their similar DNA sequences (161: 227).
Early writers Excavators of an ancient site in southeastern Mexico stirred controversy with the announcement that they had found examples of the earliest known writing in the Americas (162: 355).
Neander-tot An anthropologist recovered the 40,O00-year-old skeleton of a Neandertal baby from a French museum, where it had been stored and forgotten for nearly 90 years (162: 148).
Cracking up Scientists unearthed the first chimpanzee archaeological site, which included stone nut-cracking implements (161: 195 *). …