Did Pacific Islanders reach South America before Columbus?

A genetic analysis of an indigenous Brazilian tribe called the Botocudos has revealed traces of Polynesian DNA. But while the finding adds some credence to the suggestion that Pacific Islanders may have reached South America hundreds or even thousands of years ago, a simpler explanation is more likely the case. » 4/02/13 9:50am 4/02/13 9:50am

The Reason Early Humans May Have Practiced Infant Cannibalism

Back during the Early Pleistocene era in Europe, there lived a now-extinct subspecies of humans called Homo antecessor. Archeological evidence indicates that this species practiced cannibalism — and that they preferred the meat of young children. The question now being asked by anthropologists is why. The answer, it… » 9/14/12 3:00pm 9/14/12 3:00pm