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Neanderthals buried their dead in Western Europe

Neanderthals buried their dead in Western Europe | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
A twelve year study has concluded that Neanderthals buried their dead, long before contact with Anatomically Modern Humans
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No known hominin is common ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans, study suggests

No known hominin is common ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans, study suggests | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
The search for a common ancestor linking modern humans with the Neanderthals who lived in Europe thousands of years ago has been a compelling subject for research. But a new study suggests the quest isn't nearly complete.
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The Way You Walk is Tied to a Hole in Your Skull

The Way You Walk is Tied to a Hole in Your Skull | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
On the bottom of your skull, there is a distinctive hole. The technical name for the opening is the foramen magnum - the "great hole" through which the spinal cord and other critical soft tissues r...
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How Au. Sediba walked, chewed and moved

How Au. Sediba walked, chewed and moved | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
The 2-million-year-old fossils belong to the species Australopithecus sediba (Au. sediba) and provides "unprecedented insight into the anatomy and phylogenetic position of an early human ancestor," one of the researchers said.
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Putting Heads Together | Science and Natural Hi...

Properly piecing together a rare early human skull (12,000 to 15,000 years old!
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Last Neanderthals of Southern Iberia may never have met Homo sapiens : Past Horizons Archaeology

Last Neanderthals of Southern Iberia may never have met Homo sapiens : Past Horizons Archaeology | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
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Prehistoric humans not wiped out by comet, says researchers

Prehistoric humans not wiped out by comet, says researchers | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
Comet explosions did not end the prehistoric human culture, known as Clovis, in North America 13,000 years ago, according to new research.
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Gender Roles and the Mass-kill Event: A Cross-cultural Analysis

Gender Roles and the Mass-kill Event: A Cross-cultural Analysis | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
For the last thirty years archaeologists inspired primarily by the feminist movement, have become more aware of ‘gender assumptions’ when interpreting past human behaviour. Wri
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The Top Seven Human Evolution Discoveries From Tanzania

The Top Seven Human Evolution Discoveries From Tanzania | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
Fossil finds from Tanzania in the mid-20th century kicked off East African hominid hunting
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Most of the harmful mutations in people arose in the past 5,000 to 10,000 years

Most of the harmful mutations in people arose in the past 5,000 to 10,000 years | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
A study of the age of more than 1 million single-letter variations in the human DNA code reveals that most of these mutations are of recent origin, evolutionarily speaking.
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An engraved stone artifact found at the Shuidonggou Paleolithic site, northwest China

An engraved stone artifact found at the Shuidonggou Paleolithic site, northwest China | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
Shuidonggou Paleolithic site : Creative Commons
The origin and dispersal of modern humans and modern human behavior are key interests in Paleolithic archaeology and anthropology.
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Fuller picture of human expansion from Africa

Fuller picture of human expansion from Africa | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
A comprehensive analysis of the anthropological and genetic history of humans' expansion out of Africa could lead to medical advances.
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Delicate stone bowls, clay figurines and amulets found at Ein Zippori : Past Horizons Archaeology

Delicate stone bowls, clay figurines and amulets found at Ein Zippori : Past Horizons Archaeology | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
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Outside-In Origin For Your Teeth

Outside-In Origin For Your Teeth | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
Our skeletons are time capsules. Even though the whole marks us as a distinct species, we're also a collection of elements that hearken back to our deep history. Teeth are among the oldest of these...
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D4500 & D2600, A Complete Skull from Dmanisi, Georgia

D4500 & D2600, A Complete Skull from Dmanisi, Georgia | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
A complete 1.8 million year old skull found from Dmanisi, Georgia could be evidence that early hominids are actually all members of a single species. Researchers published their analysis in Science...
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Dinosaurs Inside Out

Dinosaurs Inside Out | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
Last year saw the publication of two of the most beautiful and significant paleoart books in recent memory - Dinosaur Art and All Yesterdays. Each in their own way, the books presented stunning sce...
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Science/AAAS | Special Collection: Australopithecus sediba

RT @sciencemagazine: Check out this week's special section on Australopithecus #sediba for a lesson in hominin anatomy http://t.co/m6NUuCOAHc
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Features of southeast European human ancestors influenced by lack of episodic glaciations

Features of southeast European human ancestors influenced by lack of episodic glaciations | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
A fragment of human lower jaw recovered from a Serbian cave is the oldest human ancestor found in this part of Europe, who probably evolved under different conditions than populations that inhabited more western parts of the continent at the same...
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Dogs and Humans Co-Evolved, Evidence Mounts Dogs and Wolves ...

Dogs and Humans Co-Evolved, Evidence Mounts Dogs and Wolves ... | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
Dogs and Wolves are certainly related, but many more differences than some believe. And evidence mounts that humans and dogs evolved together.
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Oldest stone hand axes unearthed

Oldest stone hand axes unearthed | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
Scientists have unearthed and dated some of the oldest stone hand axes on Earth. The ancient tools, unearthed in Ethiopia in the last two decades, date to 1.75 million years ago.
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Tree Climbers, Wood Eaters, and More: The Top 10 Human Evolution Discoveries of 2012

Tree Climbers, Wood Eaters, and More: The Top 10 Human Evolution Discoveries of 2012 | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
This year's hominid finds illuminate the great diversity and adaptability of our ancient relatives
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Look into the face of Homo floresiensis

Look into the face of Homo floresiensis | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
An Australian facial anthropologist has used forensic facial approximation techniques to show, for the first time, how the mysterious Flores ‘hobbit’ might have once looked.
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Human Evolution Enters an Exciting New Phase | Wired Science | Wired.com

Human Evolution Enters an Exciting New Phase | Wired Science | Wired.com | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
If you could escape the human time scale for a moment, and regard evolution from the perspective of deep time, in which the last 10,000 years are a short chapter in a long story, you'd say: Things are pretty wild right now.
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Tracking environmental change using ancient human faeces

Tracking environmental change using ancient human faeces | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
Geoscientists have used a bio-marker from human faeces in a completely new way to establish the first human presence, the arrival of grazing animals and human population dynamics in a landscape...
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Genetic mutation may have allowed early humans to migrate throughout Africa

Genetic mutation may have allowed early humans to migrate throughout Africa | Paleoanthropology news | Scoop.it
A genetic mutation that occurred thousands of years ago might be the answer to how early humans were able to move from central Africa and across the continent in what has been called "the great expansion," according to new research.
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