Anthropology

UA anthropology professor Daniela Triadan excavates the collapsed facade of the royal palace of Ceibal, which was burned during the Classic Maya collapse in the ninth century. (Photo: Takeshi Inomata)
Jan. 23, 2017
A team led by UA professor Takeshi Inomata developed a high-precision chronology that sheds new light on patterns leading up to the two major collapses of the Maya civilization.
While many animals walk on the balls of their feet, humans seem locked into a heel-first stride.
Dec. 12, 2016
While many animals walk on the balls of their feet, humans use a heel-first stride. UA researcher James Webber suggests that this gives humans the advantage of longer "virtual limbs." Ancient hominins practiced heel-to-toe walking as early as 3.6 million years ago.