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2011-03-10 23:20:09

One of the most complex human mysteries involves how and why we became an outlier species in terms of biological success.

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2011-03-04 19:05:39

Archaeologists have uncovered caches of tools and animal remains from about 12000 years ago on islands off the coast of California.

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2011-02-25 06:15:00

The oldest human remains ever discovered in sub-Arctic North America have been unearthed in a newly excavated archaeological site in Alaska.

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2011-02-03 11:25:26

One of the most significant socioeconomic changes in the history of humanity took place around 10,000 years ago, when the Near East went from an economy based on hunting and gathering (Mesolithic) to another kind on agriculture (Neolithic).

2011-02-02 19:08:27

Anthropologists at the University of Toronto and the University of Cambridge have discovered the oldest cemetery in the Middle East at a site in northern Jordan.

2010-12-03 13:33:32

Agricultural – or Neolithic – economics replaced the Mesolithic social model of hunter-gathering in the Near East about 10,000 years ago.

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.

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2010-11-04 10:11:20

Was it the evolution of the hand, or of the brain, that enabled prehistoric toolmakers to make the leap from simple flakes of rock to a sophisticated hand axe?

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2010-10-29 07:04:00

Researchers have discovered the oldest evidence to date that prehistoric humans in southern Africa had mastered a complex, delicate process to sharpen stones into spears and knives at least 75,000 years ago, more than 50,000 years earlier than previously believed.

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2010-10-21 06:15:00

Archaeologists have discovered a "fantastically preserved", 5,100-year-old door in Zurich, Switzerland.


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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,...

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Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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