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May 2, 2016

Mar. 16, 2016 — The way that traditional hunter-gatherers roasted tubers can shed new light on how people prepared food in prehistoric times. An archaeologist has studied the food preparation culture of the Hadza in ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — Previous analyses of the hominins from Sima de los Huesos in 2013 showed that their maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA was distantly related to Denisovans, extinct relatives of Neanderthals in ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — Scientists have studied the Neanderthals' diet. Based on the isotope composition in the collagen from the prehistoric humans' bones, they were able to show that, while the ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — Scientists have pieced together an early human habitat for the first time, and life was no picnic in Tanzania in East Africa 1.8 million years ... read more

Mar. 9, 2016 — According to a new study, our ancestors between 2 and 3 million years ago started to spend far less time and effort chewing by adding meat to their diet and by using stone tools to process their ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — The global spread of an ancient group of retroviruses that affected about 28 of 50 modern mammals' ancestors some 15 to 30 million years ago has been revealed by a team of ... read more

Mar. 3, 2016 — Researchers have identified a common ancestral gene that enabled the evolution of advanced life over a billion years ... read more

Ancient Chimpanzee ‘Adam’ Lived Over One Million Years Ago, Research Reveals

Feb. 25, 2016 — Researchers compare human male - and female- line genealogies with those of our closest animal ... read more

Feb. 24, 2016 — The evolution of human teeth is much simpler than previously thought, research shows, suggesting that we can predict the sizes of teeth missing from human and hominin fossils. The findings will be ... read more

Feb. 17, 2016 — Researchers report strong evidence of an interbreeding event between Neanderthals and modern humans occurring around 100,000 years ago, much earlier than any previously documented. The evidence ... read more

Feb. 16, 2016 — A common ancestor of apes and humans, Chororapithecus abyssinicus, evolved in Africa, not Eurasia, two million years earlier than previously thought, a new paper ... read more

New Appreciation for Human Microbiome Leads to Greater Understanding of Human Health

Feb. 14, 2016 — Anthropologists are studying the ancient and modern human microbiome and the role it plays in human health and disease. By applying genomic and proteomic sequencing technologies to ancient human ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — Two new hominin specimens, a finger bone and a molar, that were found in South Africa's Sterkfontein Caves seem to be from early hominins that can be associated with early stone tool-bearing ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Isotope analysis of 2,000-year-old skeletons buried in Imperial Rome reveal some were migrants from the Alps or North Africa, according to a new study ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — South Africa's Australopithecus sediba, discovered in 2008 at the renowned archaeological site of Malapa in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, is again helping us to study and ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — New findings from Blombos Cave show that Stone Age man in Africa exchanged technology to a large extent. The more contact between groups, the stronger technology developed. The exchange of tools can ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — Researchers have uncovered evidence of turtle specimens at the 400,000-year-old Qesem Cave site, indicating that early humans enjoyed eating turtles in addition to large game and vegetal material. ... read more

Life History Effects on the Molecular Clock of Autosomes, Sex Chromosomes

Jan. 28, 2016 — Accounting for the effect of sex-specific life history events, such as the onset of puberty in male hominids, on mutation rates can help reconcile mutation-rate-based estimates of the split between ... read more

Jan. 18, 2016 — Modern humans (Homo sapiens) are thought to have first emerged in Africa about 150,000 years ago. 100,000 years later, a few of them left their homeland traveling first to Asia and then further east, ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — A study was published last week on the DNA of Helicobacter pylori, the pathogen extracted from the stomach of Otzi, the ice mummy who has provided valuable information on the life of Homo Sapiens. ... read more

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