In The News: Department of Anthropology

Spektrum der Wissenschaft
February 6, 2018

Have researchers really overlooked thousands of Mayan buildings over decades? Of course not. This is behind the reports of an alleged breakthrough.

ZDNet France
February 2, 2018

Autonomous cars are not the only ones to benefit from the new capacity of computers to see for themselves. LiDARs are now used on archaeological sites.

ZDNet France
February 2, 2018

Autonomous cars are not the only ones to benefit from the new capacity of computers to see for themselves. LiDARs are now used on archaeological sites.

Ars Technica
February 1, 2018

Huge sprawl of the civilization emerges from beneath the foliage.

Ars Technica
February 1, 2018

Huge sprawl of the civilization emerges from beneath the foliage.

Gizmodo
December 18, 2017

I’m not going to tell you what to do with your baby’s placenta after birth. If the doctor lets you have it, and you would like to encapsulate it, sauté it, or even ink it to make placenta prints, that is your decision to make. But you should at least know whether scientists have found any health benefits to consuming it.

medicalresearch.com
December 11, 2017

Over the last several decades, human maternal placentophagy (postpartum ingestion of the placenta by the mother) has emerged as a rare but increasingly popular practice among women in industrialized countries seeking its many purported health benefits.

Study Finds
December 6, 2017

Placenta pills may be all the rage for new mothers in recent years, but their benefits may be more limited than many believe. A new study finds that women who practiced maternal placentophagy didn’t see any notable improvements when it came to their mood, ability to bond with their baby, or fatigue level.

Study Finds
December 6, 2017

Placenta pills may be all the rage for new mothers in recent years, but their benefits may be more limited than many believe. A new study finds that women who practiced maternal placentophagy didn’t see any notable improvements when it came to their mood, ability to bond with their baby, or fatigue level.

N+1
December 6, 2017

A study from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (USA), the first of its kind, shows that taking placental capsules has little or no effect on postpartum mood, mother-baby bonds or fatigue of the mother. Women and Birth magazine publishes the document.

veb.it
December 6, 2017

As science teaches us, the human placenta is the organ responsible for metabolic exchanges between the mother and the fetus. It consists of a maternal part, or Basal Decidua, which develops from the maternal tissue, and from a fetal part, ie the corion frondosum that develops from the same blastocyst that forms the fetus.

Food Processing
December 6, 2017

Consuming the placenta (in pill form) after childbirth has been an increasingly popular trend in countries such as the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia and the United States. But a study by the University of Navada, Las Vegas, (UNLV) suggested it does not have as many health benefits as expected.