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A new intensive survey of the Messak Settafet escarpment, a massive outcrop of sandstone in the middle of the Saharan desert, has shown that stone tools occur "ubiquitously" across the entire landscape: averaging 75 artefacts per square metre, or 75 million per square kilometer.
A fragment of human lower jaw recovered from a Serbian cave is the oldest human ancestor found in this part of Europe, who probably evolved under different conditions than populations that inhabited more western parts of the continent at the same time
An ambitious analysis of the past 12 million years’ of vegetation change in northeastern Africa is proving to be a bit of a game change in the understanding of the world as it was when our ancestors first decided to walk on two feet.
The role of grandparents in helping to nurture children dates back some 30,000 years, when the life expectancy of the human population began to increase significantly.
MILWAUKEE, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Economist, a globally-recognized international affairs magazine, has reported that scientists and academics are increasingly reaching a consensus that the impact of human activity has so dramatically shaped the Earth as to herald a new geological age.
Someday a future intelligent organism could sweep away a million years of dust and find the bones of a Homo sapiens and wonder what he was.
Human influence on the landscape is highlighted in a new set of studies led by University of Leicester researchers.
A once fertile landmass now submerged beneath the Persian Gulf may have been home to some of the earliest human populations outside Africa.
Evolutionary divergence of humans from chimpanzees likely occurred some 8 million years ago rather than the 5 million year estimate widely accepted by scientists.
Ancient man migrated out of Africa into northern Europe more than 800,000 years ago, far earlier than previously believed.