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Human ancestors from over four million years ago were quite promiscuous, with monogamous relationships developing as hominins evolved over time.
Human evolution had some excitement last fall when a fossil skeleton named â€œArdiâ€ was discovered.
Ardipithecus ramidus, or "Ardi," receives the top honor as the Breakthrough of the Year, named by Science and its publisher, AAAS, the world's largest science society.
DENVER, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The discovery of the oldest-known fossil skeleton of a human ancestor (dubbed "Ardi") has generated enormous buzz in the scientific community and news media.
Among the many surprises associated with the discovery of the oldest known, nearly complete skeleton of a hominid is the finding that this species took its first steps toward bipedalism not on the open, grassy savanna, as generations of scientists â€“ going back to Charles Darwin â€“ hypothesized, but in a wooded landscape.
A U.S. biological anthropologist says he's determined humans did not evolve from apes, but, rather, apes evolved from humans. Kent State University Professor C.
A 17-year investigation into the discovery of the fragile remains of a small "ground ape" discovered in Ethiopia is described today in a special issue of the journal Science.
KENT, Ohio Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throw out all those posters and books that depict an ape evolving into a human being, says Kent State University Professor of Anthropology Dr. C. Owen Lovejoy.
By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - An international team of scientists have discovered 4.1 million year old fossils in eastern Ethiopia that fill a missing gap in human evolution. The teeth and bones belong to a primitive species of Australopithecus known as Au.
Fossils have long provided snapshots of the human family tree, but a new find in Africa gives scientists a kind of mini home movie showing man's primal development.
- One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.