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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.

Ancient Skull Of Human Ancestor Implies All Homo Species Were One
2013-10-18 06:36:29

An analysis of a 1.8 million-year-old human skull suggests that the earliest members of our Homo genus actually belonged to a single species, a finding that contradicts previous beliefs that there were several different human species walking the Earth during that time.

Evidence Suggests Recycling May Have Started With Early Hominids
2013-10-12 08:28:18

Despite the general perception that recycling is a fairly modern phenomenon, there is growing evidence it dates back to the days of the early hominids, researchers said this week during a four-day conference at Tel Aviv University in Israel.

Genetic Evidence How Man Migrated To Europe
2013-08-12 14:47:31

According to a new DNA analysis, human expansion from Africa to Europe most likely occurred after the Last Glacial Maximum, between 26,500 and 19,000 years ago, and the Neolithic Era, approximately 12,000 years ago.

2013-08-05 23:00:40

CU Denver Anthropology Students Enjoy 'Dream Come True,' Attempt to Find More Historic Hominid Footprints NORTHERN TANZANIA (PRWEB) August 05, 2013

New Genetic Advances Ties Living Natives To Ancient Remains
2013-07-04 09:26:03

According to a new report in PLoS ONE, a team of researchers from the US and Canada used mitochondrial DNA, which mothers pass to their children, to trace three maternal lineages from ancient times into the modern day.

Mesolithic Human Travelers Brought Snails To Ireland
2013-06-20 10:45:32

Scientists have long wondered why Ireland has some plants and animals that are so genetically different compared to those found in Britain.

Humans Left Africa Later Than Thought
2013-06-12 08:51:11

Modern humans did not leave Africa prior to the massive eruption of Sumatra’s volcano Mount Toba 74,000 years ago, according to a new study that refutes another theory which had suggested that there was archaeological evidence establishing the presence of people in the southern part of the continent prior to the super-eruption.

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.

Early Man Ate Gazelle Brains
2013-05-06 12:11:09

A new study has once again demonstrated that our human ancestors had no qualms about eating every part of their prey, including the brains.


Latest Prehistoric Africa Reference Libraries

Australopithecus garhi
2013-11-29 11:38:51

Australopithecus garhi is a gracile australopithecine species whose fossils were discovered in 1996 by a research team led by Ethiopian paleontologist Berhane Asfaw ad Tim White, an American paleontologist. The remains are believed to be a human ancestor species and most likely the direct ancestor to the human genus Homo. Tim White was the scientist to find the first of the key A. garhi fossils in 1996 within the Bouri Formation found in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression....

Homo sapiens
2013-09-24 13:55:52

Homo sapiens is the scientific name for the human species. Homo is the human genus, which also includes Neanderthals and various other extinct species of hominid. H. sapiens is the only surviving species of the genus Homo. Modern humans are the subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens, distinguished from their direct ancestor, Homo sapiens idaltu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_sapiens_idaltu). Subspecies of H. sapiens include Homo sapiens idaltu, roughly translated as “elder wise human” and...

Homo sapiens idaltu
2013-09-24 12:20:45

Homo sapiens idaltu is an extinct subspecies of Homo sapiens that lived nearly 160,000 years ago during the Pleistocene in Africa. “Idaltu” comes from the Saho-Afar word meaning “elder” or “first born”. The fossilized remains of H. s. idaltu were uncovered at Herto Bouri near the Middle Awash site of Ethiopia’s Afar Triangle in the year 1997 by Tim White, but were first revealed in 2003. Herto Bouri is a portion of Ethiopia under volcanic layers. By using radioisotope dating,...

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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