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Image Gallery: 3-Year-Old Human Ancestor Revealed

Image Gallery: 3-Year-Old Human Ancestor 'Selam' Revealed

The bones of "Selam" suggest early humans were tree climbers.

pestle & mortar and starch grains

Stone Age flour found across Europe

Prehistoric Butchery Site Yields Big Surprise About Early Humans

Prehistoric Butchery Site Yields Big Surprise About Early Humans

It seems even some of the earliest humans realized the power of strength in numbers. Researchers working in southern England have spent years

Oddball Skull Suggests We Were Wrong About Early Humans

Oddball Skull Suggests We Were Wrong About Early Humans

A million-year-old skull found in Georgia could turn current understanding of evolution on its head. A new study claims that early man did not come from Africa as seven species, but was actually a single ‘homo erectus’ with variations in looks.

Gigantic Apes Coexisted with Early Humans, Study Finds | LiveScience

Gigantic Apes Coexisted with Early Humans, Study Finds

Gigantic Apes Coexisted with Early Humans, Study Finds | LiveScience

In Photos: Amazing Human Ancestor Fossils from Dmanisi

In Photos: Amazing Human Ancestor Fossils from Dmanisi

The five H erectus skulls found in Dmanisi, Georgia. Photograph: Ponce de León, Zollikofe/University of Zurich University of Zurich/Ponce de León, Zollikofer

Intelligent Design: Belief Posing as Theory

Modern Humans Retain Caveman's Survival Instincts

Old Human Ancestor Revealed - Actually the Offspring of Human Ancestor

In Photos: Amazing Human Ancestor Fossils from Dmanisi | LiveScience

In Photos: Amazing Human Ancestor Fossils from Dmanisi

Five Dmanisi skulls. The Dmanisi site has uncovered the most complete collection of a Homo species.

Australopithecus Africanus   Lived 2 million years ago

Disturbing Way One Culture Learned Mummification

Australopithecus Africanus Lived 2 million years ago

Homo Ergaster  Lived 1.5 million years ago

'Paleolithic Diets' Wrong About Ancient Eating Patterns, Critic Says

Image Gallery: 3-Year-Old Human Ancestor Revealed | LiveScience

Image Gallery: 3-Year-Old Human Ancestor 'Selam' Revealed

To help resolve this controversy, scientists looked at two complete shoulder blades from the fossil "Selam," an exceptionally well-preserved skeleton of a A. afarensis girl dating back million years from Dikika, Ethiopia.

The DNA of an ancient unidentified Siberian has been revealed. The Denisova human shared a common ancestor with modern humans and Neandertha...

The DNA of an ancient unidentified Siberian has been revealed. The Denisova human shared a common ancestor with modern humans and Neandertha.

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Japan eyes early manned mission to Mars - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

1. NeanderthalsNo countdown about species extinctions is complete without mention of our hominid brethren, the Neanderthals. Why Neanderthals went extinct some 30,000 years ago is one of anthropology's greatest debates. At one point, scientists favored the idea that a "volcanic winter" — caused by a super-eruption combined with a sharp cold spell — killed the Neanderthals, who were unable to adapt to the climate change. But new research rules out the catastrophe hypothesis.

Wipe Out: History's Most Mysterious Extinctions

Humans Broke Off Neanderthal Sex After Discovering Eurasia ~ We may have last swapped genes with Neanderthals as recently as years ago.

Top 10 Mysteries of the First Humans ~ Where do modern humans come from?

Top 10 Mysteries of the First Humans

Here are 10 mysteries about human evolution, including why our brains are so big, why humans are bipedal, and other questions about Neanderthals, hobbits and other extinct relatives.

2. A long-standing theory proposes that early humans hunted the woolly mammoth to extinction. On the other hand, some scientists believe a global shift toward freezing temperatures did the beasts in. But perhaps no single culprit should be blamed. A study detailed online June 12, 2012, in the journal Nature Communications claims that a combination of factorscontributed to the mammoth's downfall.

Wipe Out: History's Most Mysterious Extinctions

The last mammoths died out just 3600 years ago.but they should have survived - Mammoths were contemporary to the pyramids of Egypt.

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