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Fossil Analysis Reveals Ancestry Of Early Modern Humans
2013-01-23 07:13:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A multinational team of scientists led by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology has sequenced nuclear and mitochondrial DNA extracted from the leg of an early modern human found in the Tianyuan Cave near Beijing, China. The Tianyuan human shared a common origin with the ancestor of many present-day Asians and Native Americans, the analysis showed. Moreover, the team found that the proportion of Neanderthal and Denisovan...

2009-07-13 13:37:16

A U.S.-led international team of scientists says it has produced the first direct evidence of substantial fish consumption by early modern humans in China. Erik Trinkaus, a professor at the University of Washington in St. Louis, said freshwater fish are an important part of the global diet, but it has been unclear when they became an important part of the year-round diet for early humans. The new research indicates that might have occurred in China about 40,000 years ago. The scientists said...

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2009-07-07 16:40:00

Freshwater fish are a major part of the diet of many peoples around the world, but it has been unclear when fish became a significant part of the year-round diet for early humans. Chemical analysis of the protein collagen, using ratios of the isotopes of nitrogen and sulphur in particular, can show whether such fish consumption was an occasional treat or part of the staple diet.The isotopic analysis of the diet of one of the earliest modern humans in Asia, the 40,000 year old skeleton from...


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