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2014-09-26 05:20:45

A cache of new artifacts discovered a 325,000-year-old site in Armenia reveals that Stone Age tools were not strictly an African invention that spread due to population expansion, but occurred independently and intermittently at various locations throughout the Old World.

Long-Term Climate Factors Led Early Humans To Patchwork Evolution
2014-07-04 11:14:48

In the past, scientists concluded many of man’s defining qualities, such as legs made for walking upright and a large brain, evolved all at once. But according to a new study in the journal Science, shifts in climate caused these qualities to evolve separately.

Refining Dates For The Atapuerca Site Where Homo Antecessor Was Discovered
2014-02-10 09:43:28

One of the issues of the Atapuerca sites that generates the most scientific debate is the dating of the strata where the fossils are found.

Scientists Find 800,000-Year-Old Human Footprints On Norfolk Beach
2014-02-07 13:51:03

Archaeologists, publishing a paper in the journal PLOS ONE, say they have found ancient human footprints while working at an excavation site in Happisburgh, UK along the Norfolk coast.

Fossil Hand Closes Gap Evolutionary Record
2013-12-17 09:07:15

The discovery of a 1.4 million year-old fossil in Kenya could be the key to closing a significant gap in the evolutionary record of humans.

Dental Analyses Find No Common Ancestor Of Humans, Neanderthals
2013-10-22 07:33:37

The search for a common ancestor that links both modern humans to the ancient Neanderthals that roamed Europe thousands of years ago is far from over, according to a new study from an international team of experts. Dental analysis has so far shown no common match between the two hominins.

Researchers Study Earliest Evidence Of Human Hunting And Scavenging
2013-05-11 08:19:44

New light has been shed on the diet and food acquisition strategies of some of the earliest human ancestors in Africa.

Answer To Handaxe Mystery Is 'Trust'
2012-11-21 13:18:45

Trust rather than lust is at the heart of the attention to detail and finely made form of handaxes from around 1.7 million years ago, according to a University of York researcher.

Spear Tips Were Used A Half Million Years Ago
2012-11-16 06:26:11

A team of anthropologists, led by the University of Toronto, has found evidence that human ancestors used stone tipped weapons for hunting 500,000 years ago, 200,000 years earlier than previously thought.

2010-11-04 13:43:44

Stone Age humans were only able to develop relatively advanced tools after their brains evolved a greater capacity for complex thought.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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