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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

Jan. 9, 2017 — When anthropologists of the future find our fossilized teeth, what will they be able to conclude about our lives? One researcher has an ... read more

Jan. 5, 2017 — Early Tibetan Plateau settlers managed to survive at high elevation at least 7,400 years ago, before the development of an agricultural economy between 5,200-3,600 years ... read more

Dec. 29, 2016 — The ancient inhabitants of New Mexico's Chaco Canyon, the zenith of Pueblo culture in the Southwest a thousand years ago, likely had to import corn to feed the multitudes residing there, says a ... read more

Dec. 16, 2016 — Invasive species have shaped island ecosystems and landscapes in the Gulf of Alaska, but their histories are unknown. Researchers have now investigated the archaeological and genetic history of the ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — The arid Atacama Desert, thought to be a barrier to early South American settlers, may have held lakes large enough to sustain small human populations, according to new research. The lakes' ... read more

Dec. 13, 2016 — An international research team is exploring the remains of an ancient city in central Greece. The results can change the view of an area that traditionally has been considered a backwater of the ... read more

Dec. 12, 2016 — Neanderthals kept coming back to a coastal cave site in Jersey from at least 180,000 years ago until around 40,000 years ago. researchers report. As part of a re-examination of La Cotte de St Brelade ... read more

Dec. 8, 2016 — New genetic research suggests that smallpox, a pathogen that caused millions of deaths worldwide, may not be an ancient disease but a much more modern killer that went on to become the first human ... read more

Dec. 5, 2016 — A collection of 780,000-year-old edible plants found in Israel reveals the plant-based diet of the prehistoric human and is the largest and most diverse in the Levantine corridor linking Africa and ... read more

Dec. 1, 2016 — Large-scale forest fires started by prehistoric hunter-gatherers are probably the reason why Europe is not more densely forested, researchers ... read more

Autism and Human Evolutionary Success

Nov. 15, 2016 — A subtle change occurred in our evolutionary history 100,000 years ago that allowed people who thought and behaved differently -- such as individuals with autism -- to be integrated into society, ... read more

Nov. 10, 2016 — As the ancestors of modern humans made their way out of Africa to other parts of the world many thousands of years ago, they met up and in some cases had children with other forms of humans, ... read more

Nov. 8, 2016 — Larger populations allowed humans to shed weakly deleterious gene variants that were widespread in Neanderthals, new research ... read more

Nov. 4, 2016 — Archeologists have uncovered a large Bronze Age city not far from the town of Dohuk in northern Iraq. The excavation work has demonstrated that the settlement, which is now home to the small Kurdish ... read more

Nov. 2, 2016 — Middle Stone Age humans in East Africa may have employed varied techniques to process ochre for functional and symbolic uses, according to a ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have revealed ancient gene mixing between chimpanzees and bonobos, humankind's closest relatives, showing parallels with Neanderthal mixing in human ancestry. The ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — Upper Paleolithic humans may have hunted cave lions for their pelts, perhaps contributing to their extinction, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Perhaps the bias against left-handers dates back much further than we thought. By examining striations on teeth of a Homo habilis fossil, researchers have found the earliest evidence for ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Relationships between the ancestors of modern humans and other archaic populations such as Neanderthals and Denisovans were likely more complex than previously thought, involving interbreeding within ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Humans living in South Africa in the Middle Stone Age used advanced heating techniques that vastly improved living conditions during the ... read more

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