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New human species from South Africa—Australopithecus sediba—has been held up as the ancestor of our genus, Homo. Image: Brent Stirton/Getty Images

New human species from South Africa, australoithecus/homo sediba Image: Brent Stirton/Getty Images,

Ancient Humans bred with Unknown Species ~ New study presented to the Royal Society meeting on ancient DNA revealed the genome of one of our ancient ancestors, the Denisovans, contains a segment of DNA that seems to have come from another species that is CURRENTLY UNKNOWN to SCIENCE. The discovery suggests that there was rampant interbreeding between ancient human species in Europe and Asia more than 30,000 years ago, and that they also mated with a mystery species, neither human nor…

Denisovans Contain DNA From Completely Unknown Species-Possibly Sasquatch Who Had Human DNA And Correspondingly Meaning Humans Have Trace Of Sasquatch

Ancient Humans bred with Unknown Species ~ New study presented to the Royal Society meeting on ancient DNA revealed the genome of one of our ancient ancestors, the Denisovans, contains a segment of DNA that seems to have come from another species that is CURRENTLY UNKNOWN to SCIENCE. The discovery suggests that there was rampant interbreeding between ancient human species in Europe and Asia more than 30,000 years ago, and that they also mated with a mystery species, neither human nor…

A new discovery of a fossil cranium and two jawbones—both 2 million years old—lead researchers to confirm that Homo rudolfensis is a distinct species. The first Homo rudolfensis skull was found in northern Kenya in 1972. The newly discovered fossil face is flat, as in the original skull. The partial jawbones look similar to the skull found in 1972 but enlarge the known variation in the skull and teeth of Homo rudolfensis.

KNM-ER The first Homo rudolfensis. beautiful specimen found by Richard Leakey

The skull of Australopithecus africanus, 'Mrs Ples', found in the Cradle of Humankind

Did you know South Africa has produced some of the world’s oldest and most valuable fossils to date?

New Human Ancestor Elicits Awe—and Many Questions

A reconstruction of Homo naledi’s head by paleoartist John Gurche, who spent some 700 hours recreating the head from bone scans. University of the Witwatersrand, National Geographic Society and the South African National Research Foundation.

Skull #5 and the Rewriting of Human Evolution by Robert Lee Hotz, wsj: The discovery of a 1.8 million-year-old skull has offered evidence that humanity's early ancestors emerged from Africa as a single adventurous species, not several species as believed, drastically simplifying the story of human evolution... http://www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6156/297.summary #Science #Human_Evolution

Skull Suggests Single Human Species Emerged From Africa, Not Several

A newly discovered million-year-old skull offers evidence that humanity's early ancestors emerged from Africa as a single adventurous species, not several, as believed.

Border Cave is a rock shelter on the western scarp of the Lebombo Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal near the border between South Africa and Swaziland. A set of tools almost identical to that used by the modern San people and dating to 44,000 BP were discovered at the cave in 2012. These represent the earliest unambiguous evidence for modern human behavior.

Talk about digging up the past! - Here are 12 amazing sites to view fossils and artefacts in South Africa!

70,000 year old writing and art found in South Africa   The artifacts discovered in Blombos cave were made of the iron ore stone ochre. Small pieces of ochre were first scraped and ground to create flat surfaces. The early artist decorated the stones with a complex geometric array of carved lines.

year old writing and art found in South Africa in the Blombos cave

Tibetans Got Their High-Altitude Gene From An Extinct Human Species

Tibetans Got Their High-Altitude Gene From An Extinct Human Species

"Tibetans Got Their High-Altitude Gene From An Extinct Human Species" -- Click through to read about the genetic adaptation, apparently inherited from the Denisovans.

Natufian Skull. The Natufian culture was an Epipaleolithic culture that existed from 13,000 to 9,800 BCE in the Levant, a region in the Eastern Mediterranean. It was unusual in that it was sedentary, or semi-sedentary, before the introduction of agriculture. The Natufian communities are possibly the ancestors of the builders of the first Neolithic settlements of the region, which may have been the earliest in the world.

Skull~ Natufian culture was an Epipaleolithic culture that existed from to BCE in the Levant

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