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Taung Child Skull
2014-08-27 03:05:10

The Taung Child, South Africa’s premier hominin discovered 90 years ago by Wits University Professor Raymond Dart, never ceases to transform and evolve the search for our collective origins.

Image 1 - 'Taung Child' Fossil Reveals Hominin Brain Evolution
2012-05-08 12:12:29

The reexamination of an ancestral human fossil found almost 90 years ago indicates that evolutionary changes in human brain development started 2.5 million years ago, about the time these ancestors began to walk upright.

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2006-08-31 07:40:00

A new study suggests that prehistoric birds of prey made meals out of some of our earliest human ancestors. The results may also have important implications for the mystery surrounding the death of one human ancestor who lived about 2.5 million years ago.

2006-01-12 09:35:18

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The answer to a scientific "who-done-it?" has revealed a chilling fact: We used to be bird food.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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