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Study Claims Human Predecessors Used Fire 1 Million Years Ago
2012-04-03 06:00:52

An international team of researchers say that they have identified one-million year old archaeological evidence that human ancestors used and controlled fire, suggesting that our predecessors may have mastered flame approximately 300,000 years earlier than previously thought.

2012-02-14 08:00:00

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Image 1 - Disappearing Elephant Caused The Rise Of Modern Man
2011-12-13 04:07:29

Elephants have long been known to be part of the Homo erectus diet. But the significance of this specific food source, in relation to both the survival of Homo erectus and the evolution of modern humans, has never been understood — until now.

2011-09-21 14:52:20

Research at the University of Liverpool has found that periods of rapid fluctuation in temperature coincided with the emergence of the first distant relatives of human beings and the appearance and spread of stone tools.

Image 1 - New Evolutionary Link Between Australopiths And Humans
2011-09-09 10:51:52

New analysis of two-million-year-old hominid bones found in South Africa provide the clearest evidence of evolution’s first major step toward modern humans.

Stone Tools Give New Insights On Early Human Migrations
2011-09-01 05:23:19

Ancient humans made cleavers, hand axes and other advanced stone tools 300,000 years earlier than previously believed, but did not take these tools with them when they left Africa.

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2011-08-24 16:42:48

According to a new study, the first ancestor of modern humans to master the art of cooking was homo erectus.

2011-06-30 17:13:44

Modern humans never co-existed with Homo erectus—a finding counter to previous hypotheses of human evolution—new excavations in Indonesia and dating analyses show.

2010-06-16 22:04:17

Almost two million years ago, early humans began eating food such as crocodiles, turtles and fish – a diet that could have played an important role in the evolution of human brains and our footsteps out of Africa.

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2009-10-21 08:24:54

In an article published in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE on October 21, 2009, Dr Thomas Plummer of Queens College at the City University of New York, Dr Richard Potts of the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History and colleagues report the oldest archeological evidence of early human activities in a grassland environment, dating to 2 million years ago.


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Homo floresiensis
2013-09-16 13:06:40

Homo floresiensis Homo floresiensis, or Flores Man, nicknamed “hobbit” and “Flow”, is an extinct species in the genus Homo. The remains of an individual that would have stood about 3 feet in height were uncovered in 2003 on the island of Flores in Indonesia. Incomplete skeletons of nine individuals have been recovered, including one complete cranium. These remains have been the focus of intense research to establish whether they represent a species distinctive from modern humans....

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begunk
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The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.