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May 24, 2017

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Apr. 3, 2017 — A joint Indonesian-Australian team has unearthed a rare collection of prehistoric art and 'jewellery' objects from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, dating in some instances to as early as ... read more

Mar. 17, 2017 — The evolution of bipedalism in fossil humans can be detected using a key feature of the skull -- a claim that was previously contested but now has been further validated by ... read more

Mar. 2, 2017 — Two partial archaic human skulls, from the Lingjing site, Xuchang, central China, provide a new window into the biology and populations patterns of the immediate predecessors of modern humans in ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — The <em>Homo antecessor</em>, a hominin species that inhabited the Iberian Peninsula around 800,000 years ago, would have a mechanically more demanding diet than other hominin species in ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — Paleoamericans share a last common ancestor with modern native South Americans outside, rather than inside, the Americas and new findings underscore the importance of looking at both genetic and ... read more

Europeans Brought New Strains of Ulcer-Causing Bacterium to Pre-Columbian Americas

Feb. 23, 2017 — A genomic study of a harmful stomach bacterium finds that foreign strains intermingled with and replaced local strains after the arrival of Europeans and African slaves across the ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — The last Neanderthal died 40,000 years ago, but much of their genome lives on, in bits and pieces, through modern humans. The impact of Neanderthals' genetic contribution has been uncertain. ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — Scientists studying the 'living fossil' Sphenodon -- or tuatara -- have identified a new way to measure the evolutionary rate of these enigmatic creatures, giving credence to Darwin's ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — A new study, looking at the sex-specifically inherited X chromosome of prehistoric human remains, shows that hardly any women took part in the extensive migration from the Pontic-Caspian Steppe ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — An investigation into the evolution of human walking by looking at how chimpanzees walk on two legs is the subject of a new research ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Researchers have discovered a brownish piece of split limestone in a site in Croatia that suggests Neanderthals 130,000 years ago collected the rock that stands out among all other items in the ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Over millions of years retroviruses have been incorporated into our human DNA, where they today make up almost 10 per cent of the total genome. A research group has now discovered a mechanism through ... read more

Jan. 2, 2017 — A new study found that whereas brain size evolved at different rates for different species, especially during the evolution of Homo, the genus that includes humans, chewing teeth tended to evolve at ... 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. 6, 2016 — Rapid evolution of other species happens all around us all the time -- and many of the most extreme examples are associated with human ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — Analysis of wear patterns on fossil teeth from East African hominins suggests the diets of Paranthropus aethiopicus and Paranthropus boisei were softer than had been thought, according to a ... 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. 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

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