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A new paper in Science studies two Protoaurignacian teeth and implies that they were modern human and not Neanderthal -- what do you think?
Many cultures existed in Europe about 40-45,000 years ago. About 42,000 years ago, in southern Europe, the Protoaurignacian developed and the culture that followed marked a turning point in modern ...
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Neandertal long bones from France reveal that they cut, broke and modified their dead -- do you think it was for ritual or cannibalism/consumption?
A study published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology has for the first time analysed the fragments of three individuals found between '67 and '80 at the French site, Marillac, dating ...
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Two ancient fossils from Tam Pa Ling, Laos have an interesting mix of features. Check out the post and the paper from PLoS One!
A human skull found in 2009 and a jaw discovered in late 2010 from cave site known as Tam Pa Ling, Laos is the oldest modern human fossil found in Southeast Asia. We knew this back in a 2012 PNAS p...
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The discovery of a 500,000 year old flint biface hand axe and a scraper at Revadim, in southern Israel, with traces of animal fat as well as an elephant rib with cut marks indicates these early humans consumed big game. 
The discovery of a 500,000 year old flint biface hand axe and a scraper at Revadim, in southern Israel, with traces of animal fat as well as an elephant rib with cut marks indicates these early hum...
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A 2.8-million-year-old mandible with five teeth discovered atop a hill in Ledi-Geraru, Ethiopia was published today in the journal Science. The mandible fossil is very much transitional… It displays traits from both Australopithecus and Homo, and indicates the genus Homo is half million years older than thought... Check out the photos from the dig site. 
A 2.8-million-year-old mandible with five teeth discovered atop a hill in Ledi-Geraru, Ethiopia was published today in the journal Science. The mandible fossil is very much transitional... It displ...
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Penghu-1 is a 200,000 year old fossil mandible from Taiwan with an interesting back story. 
Penghu 1 is a mandible with an interesting discovery; Taiwanese fishermen dredged up the jawbone off the coast of Penghu Channel. The fishermen sold it to a local antique shop, where collector Kun-...
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What do you think 100 ancient footprints along a Kenyan lakeside represent?
In the late 2000s, 22 footprints were found near Ileret, Kenya. These prints are beleive to be 1.5 million years old. The study documenting this find focused on the anatomy of these footprints; Hom...
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Is one of Lucy's vertebrae of a baboon?
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Does the Altamura specimen yield quite possibly the oldest Neandertal DNA?
A nearly complete fossilized Neandertal skeleton accidentally found in 1993 in a cave near Altamura, Italy is about 128,000 to 187,000 years old. Only the upside down skull and part of a shoulder w...
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Krapina yields more interesting finds about Neandertal material culture. 
Krapina Neandertals may have manipulated white-tailed eagle talons to make jewelry 130,000 years ago, before the appearance of modern human in Europe, according to a study published March 11, 2015 ...
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Dutch chimpanzees have been observed to change their grunts when they integrate with a Scottish group. What do you think that implies regarding the origins of language?
Katie Slocombe from the University of York observed that before integrating the two different groups of chimpanzees, each produced different grunts for "apple," and after the integration, she noted...
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What do you think Ötzi’s tattoos symbolize?
All 62 of Ötzi's tattoos have been mapped. They are mostly located over joint spaces and are thought to play a therapeutic role given he suffered from degenerative joint disease. We will never know...
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