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Fossil DNA sheds light on origins of early Scandinavians

When the ice sheets retreated from what is now Scandinavia around 12,000 years ago, the stage was set for plants and forests to grow. At the same time, animals began to appear – and hot on their heels came hunters. For some time now, researchers have…

How 2017 Rewrote the Book on Human Evolution

by Luke Higgins
We’ve all seen those textbook illustrations of human evolution: a straight line of ape-like hominids progressing into less-hairy and more straight-backed versions until they turn into us - Modern Man. Human evolution is a lot messier than we thought Michael Caronna, Reuters Great,…

11 Recently Unearthed Archaeological Mysteries That Will Baffle You

by Luke Higgins
1. Lost civilization discovered in the Honduran rain forest The plush green Honduran rain forest had a hidden lost civilization which was recently unearthed by the researchers. There is still no news about which civilization resided…

Was this ancient person from China the offspring of modern humans and Neandertals?

by Luke Higgins
                        When scientists excavated a 40,000-year-old skeleton in China in 2003, they thought they had discovered the offspring of a Neandertal…

The fossil finder extraordinaire who’s rewriting human evolution

by Luke Higgins
“I’M PORTRAYED as a maverick, as a cowboy scientist,” says Lee Berger. “What’s so funny is that I’m the one following the rules.” Even if you haven’t heard of Berger, there’s a good chance you are aware of his work.…

Mysterious Footprints Suggest Humanoids Roamed Crete Nearly 6 Million Years Ago

by Luke Higgins
The human foot is distinctive. Our five toes lack claws, we normally present the sole of our foot flat to the ground, and our first and second toes are longer than the smaller ones. In comparison to…

Ancient skulls that mirror ours are part of a handful of archaeological findings that rewrite human history

by Luke Higgins
Most people don't spend their free time imagining what it would be like to get on the subway and sit across from a 300,000-year-old person. But anthropologist Jean-Jacques…

Sign of a Mysterious Human Ancestor Has Been Found in Our Spit

by Luke Higgins
It's not enough for some people on this planet to say they have their mother's eyes – they can now claim to have their great, great, great… (a few thousand greats later) …great grandmother's saliva. Rutus Alter 71 available @ DETECNICKS -Would you…
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