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A study published in Nature today announces the 2011 discovery of Australopithecus deyiremeda a new hominid that lived between 3.3 and 3.5 million years ago. 
A study published in Nature today announces the 2011 discovery of Australopithecus deyiremeda a hominid that lived between 3.3 and 3.5 million years ago. The species is represented by a maxilla, ma...
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A 40,000 year old human mandible shows that this man was 11% Neandertal, and had a much more recent Neanderthal ancestor than previously believed... Indicating that humans and Neanderthals were mating until very recently. 
At last week's Biology of Genomes meeting in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, Qiaomei Fu, a palaeogenomicist at Harvard Medical School, raised the concept that modern humans were mating with Neanderth...
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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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Stone tools older than Homo have been found in Kenya. Check out the awesome video and post on The Conversation for the back story.
149 stone flakes, hammers and anvils, found off at the Lomekwi 3 site on the shores of Lake Turkana, appears to have been crafted more than 3.3 million years ago — 500,000 years before our genus Ho...
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Sediment analysis from around Cahokia, North America’s largest and most prominent Pre-Columbian cultural center north of Mexico shows that its downfall was in part due to flooding. 
My first understanding of Cahokia and pre-Columbian cities of the Americas came from the book 1491. Between 1050 and 1200 A.D., Cahokia was North America's largest and most prominent cultural cente...
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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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