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Patagonia, a cul-de-sac for the continental dispersal of Homo sapiens into the Americas, has been extensively analyzed by archaeologists and bioanthropologists. Despite its deep and rich archaeological record, the genetic make up of its pre-contact inhabitants...

["Anthropology","Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3098v1
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Introduction: Increasingly, the emergence and evolution of our species is being tied to genetic exchange between divergent lineages within ~1Ma (e.g., Neanderthals, Denisovans). However, little is known about genetic exchange during earlier (pre-1Ma) human evolution...

["Anthropology","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3071v1
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Households are an important location for the transmission of communicable diseases. Social contact between household members is typically more frequent, of greater intensity, and is more likely to involve people of different age groups than contact occurring in...

["Anthropology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3022v1
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The human male specific Y-chromosome passes from father to son essentially unchanged, but occasionally a random change, known as a mutation, occurs. These mutations, also called markers, serve as beacons and can be mapped. When geneticists identify a mutation in...

["Anthropology","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2755v1
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Whilst most anthropometrical research within sport has focussed on muscle and fat distribution, more studies are measuring the relationship between stature and wingspan, which has been found to be selective criteria in many sports. In this study the stature, wingspan...

["Anthropology","Anatomy and Physiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1892v2
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Sexual selection favors traits that increase mating and, thus, reproductive success. Some scholars have suggested that intrasexual selection driven by contest competition has shaped human male aggression. If this is the case, one testable hypothesis is that beliefs...

["Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1802v2
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Chimpanzees have the largest relative brain size, greatest reproductive output, and longest lifespan of any non-human ape; they also have the highest level of physical activity in the wild, as measured by daily walking and climbing distances. In this study, we...

["Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2307v1
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How does nonhuman primate innovation compare to our own? Many primates innovate, for example to get otherwise inaccessible food or to increase their social standing, and nonhuman primate innovation can be broken into three component steps. It begins with the initial...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2276v1
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In a recent paper, Beall, Hofer, and Schaller (2016) use observational time series data to test the hypothesis that the 2014 Ebola outbreak influenced the 2014 U.S. Federal Elections. They find substantial associations between online search volume for Ebola and...

["Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2165v2
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The selective pressures challenging the human population leave genetic signatures. This study was designed to detect positive and balancing selection on the proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 6 (PCSK6) gene by four different approaches (FDIST, BayeScan,...

["Anthropology","Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2141v1
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Paternity uncertainty seems to have shaped humans' differential investment in kin. I examined sex differences in communication among nuclear kin to expand inquiry on this matter and address some methodological limitations in prior work. I analyzed data from national...

["Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.647v2
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The evolution of the modern human (Homo sapiens) cranium is characterized by a reduction in the size of the feeding system, including reductions in the size of the facial skeleton, postcanine teeth, and the muscles involved in biting and chewing. The conventional...

["Anthropology","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2113v1
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The phylogenetic position of many fossil platyrrhines with respect to extant ones is not yet clear. Two main hypotheses have been proposed: the layered or successive radiations hypothesis suggests that Patagonian fossils are Middle Miocene stem platyrrhines lacking...

["Anthropology","Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1796v2
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Uganda’s Kibale National Park contains a particularly diverse primate population, including about 1400 chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). It is threatened by poaching and illegal deforestation, both of which are promoted by the extreme poverty, exponential population...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1894v1
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Many major human infectious diseases are transmitted via bodily products such as feces, blood, semen, and saliva. Such contaminants are also known disgust elicitors among humans. From an evolutionary perspective, revulsion in humans is hypothesized to have evolved...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1851v1
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