Nature Anthropology

Open Access  ISSN: 2959-7641 (Online);  2959-7633 (Print)

An Official Journal of Shanghai Society of Anthropology 

Nature Anthropology is a transnational journal devoted to researches on humankind, encompassing the full range of anthropological scholarship on human origin and diversification. Communicating across the subfields, the journal features papers in a wide variety of areas, including physical, cultural, and social anthropology as well as human genomics and phenomics, population genetics, ethnology and ethnohistory, archaeology and prehistory, folklore, and linguistics. All articles are expected to provide sufficient data and evidences to support certain solid conclusions.

 

Editor-in-Chief

Li  Jin Prof. Li Jin
School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Michael  Heinrich Prof. Michael Heinrich
School of Pharmacy, University College London, London, United Kingdom

Editorial Board

Editorial Open Access
A Possible Reconstruction of Hominini Phylogeny
  • Nature Anthropology 2024, 2(1), 10002; https://doi.org/10.35534/natanthropol.2024.10002
  • Hui Li   Check
     17 Jan 2024
    Perspective Open Access
    The Future of Artificial Intelligence Will Be “Next to Normal”—A Perspective on Future Directions and the Psychology of AI Safety Concerns
  • Nature Anthropology 2024, 2(1), 10001; https://doi.org/10.35534/natanthropol.2024.10001
  • Yoshija Walter   Check
     05 Jan 2024

    This paper introduces the AI “next to normal”-thesis, suggesting that as Artificial Intelligence becomes more ingrained in our daily lives, it will tr...

    Letter Open Access
    Have We Been Barking up the Wrong Ancestral Tree? Australopithecines Are Probably Not Our Ancestors
  • Nature Anthropology 2024, 2(1), 10007; https://doi.org/10.35534/natanthropol.2023.10007
  • Mario Vaneechoutte   Frances Mansfield   Stephen Munro   Marc Verhaegen   Check
     15 Dec 2023

    The dominant paradigm regarding human evolution since the split with Pan considers australopithecines as hominins, i.e., the closest relatives and/or ...

    Article Open Access
    Where Do Chinese Doublets Come From?—The Doublets from Prehistory to the Era of the Book of Poetry
  • Nature Anthropology 2023, 1(1), 10005; https://doi.org/10.35534/natanthropol.2023.10005
  • Di Jiang   Check
     08 Aug 2023

    The earliest writing in China is the oracle bone inscriptions of the Shang Dynasty, which records early Chinese, also known as oracle bone Chinese, wh...

    Article Open Access
    Fine-scale Genetic Structure of Geographically Distinct Patrilineal Lineages Delineates Southward Migration Routes for Han Chinese
  • Nature Anthropology 2023, 1(1), 10004; https://doi.org/10.35534/natanthropol.2023.10004
  • Yichen Tao   Juanjuan Zhou    Letong Liang    Edward Allen    Yetao Zou    Zishuai Huang    Hui Li   Check
     20 Jul 2023

    The Han Chinese (HAN) represent the world’s largest ethnic group, and their genetic structure has been the focus of numerous studies. Yet previous stu...

    Perspective Open Access
    An Extremely Long Span of the Sun-Earth Pattern in the History of China
  • Nature Anthropology 2024, 2(1), 10003; https://doi.org/10.35534/natanthropol.2023.10003
  • Wenli Jin   Huaini Xu   Check
     06 Jul 2023

    Chinese people believe that they are descendants of the prehistory Emperors Yan and Huang, while Yan (hot/red) and Huang (yellow) are the colors of th...

    Perspective Open Access
    Encounter between Present Female Characters and Neolithic Inscribed Symbols Prior to Oracle-bone Inscriptions
  • Nature Anthropology 2023, 1(1), 10002; https://doi.org/10.35534/natanthropol.2023.10002
  • Lufei Wang   Qicheng Ye   Hui Li   Check
     12 Jun 2023

    Inscribed symbols of Neolithic Age were sometimes suspected to be initial writing prior to developed writing system. The earliest developed writing sy...

    Editorial Open Access
    Foreword to Resumption
  • Nature Anthropology 2023, 1(1), 10001; https://doi.org/10.35534/natanthropol.2023.10001
  • Shanghai Society of Anthropology   Check
     18 Apr 2023
    Letter Open Access
    Have We Been Barking up the Wrong Ancestral Tree? Australopithecines Are Probably Not Our Ancestors
  • Nature Anthropology 2024, 2(1), 10007; https://doi.org/10.35534/natanthropol.2023.10007
  • Mario Vaneechoutte   Frances Mansfield   Stephen Munro   Marc Verhaegen   Check
     15 Dec 2023

    The dominant paradigm regarding human evolution since the split with Pan considers australopithecines as hominins, i.e., the closest relatives and/or ...

    Perspective Open Access
    Encounter between Present Female Characters and Neolithic Inscribed Symbols Prior to Oracle-bone Inscriptions
  • Nature Anthropology 2023, 1(1), 10002; https://doi.org/10.35534/natanthropol.2023.10002
  • Lufei Wang   Qicheng Ye   Hui Li   Check
     12 Jun 2023

    Inscribed symbols of Neolithic Age were sometimes suspected to be initial writing prior to developed writing system. The earliest developed writing sy...

    Editorial Open Access
    Foreword to Resumption
  • Nature Anthropology 2023, 1(1), 10001; https://doi.org/10.35534/natanthropol.2023.10001
  • Shanghai Society of Anthropology   Check
     18 Apr 2023
    Perspective Open Access
    An Extremely Long Span of the Sun-Earth Pattern in the History of China
  • Nature Anthropology 2024, 2(1), 10003; https://doi.org/10.35534/natanthropol.2023.10003
  • Wenli Jin   Huaini Xu   Check
     06 Jul 2023

    Chinese people believe that they are descendants of the prehistory Emperors Yan and Huang, while Yan (hot/red) and Huang (yellow) are the colors of th...

    Article Open Access
    Fine-scale Genetic Structure of Geographically Distinct Patrilineal Lineages Delineates Southward Migration Routes for Han Chinese
  • Nature Anthropology 2023, 1(1), 10004; https://doi.org/10.35534/natanthropol.2023.10004
  • Yichen Tao   Juanjuan Zhou    Letong Liang    Edward Allen    Yetao Zou    Zishuai Huang    Hui Li   Check
     20 Jul 2023

    The Han Chinese (HAN) represent the world’s largest ethnic group, and their genetic structure has been the focus of numerous studies. Yet previous stu...

    Article Open Access
    Where Do Chinese Doublets Come From?—The Doublets from Prehistory to the Era of the Book of Poetry
  • Nature Anthropology 2023, 1(1), 10005; https://doi.org/10.35534/natanthropol.2023.10005
  • Di Jiang   Check
     08 Aug 2023

    The earliest writing in China is the oracle bone inscriptions of the Shang Dynasty, which records early Chinese, also known as oracle bone Chinese, wh...

    Editorial Open Access
    A Possible Reconstruction of Hominini Phylogeny
  • Nature Anthropology 2024, 2(1), 10002; https://doi.org/10.35534/natanthropol.2024.10002
  • Hui Li   Check
     17 Jan 2024
    Perspective Open Access
    The Future of Artificial Intelligence Will Be “Next to Normal”—A Perspective on Future Directions and the Psychology of AI Safety Concerns
  • Nature Anthropology 2024, 2(1), 10001; https://doi.org/10.35534/natanthropol.2024.10001
  • Yoshija Walter   Check
     05 Jan 2024

    This paper introduces the AI “next to normal”-thesis, suggesting that as Artificial Intelligence becomes more ingrained in our daily lives, it will tr...