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TAG: early humans

  • Around the World January/February 2017


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    (Courtesy Cynthia M. Liutkus-Pierce)
  • Digs & Discoveries November/December 2016

    Evolve and Catch Fire

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    (Copyright MUPANTQUAT Murcian Association for the Study of Palaeoanthropology and the Quaternary)
  • Digs & Discoveries Sep 01, 2011

    Toothsome Evidence

    Direct evidence that reveals the behavior of the human race's earliest ancestors has been all but impossible for paleoanthropologists to find. Now, however, studies of chemical isotopes in tooth enamel are providing new lines of evidence concerning the lives of early hominins.

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  • Around the World Jul 01, 2011


    The constantly evolving map of early human migration has another new path. Seventy Acheulean hand axes, early stone tools thought to have been made by Homo erectus, and hundreds of other tools found in southern India have been dated

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  • Digs & Discoveries May 01, 2011

    New Evidence for Mankind's Earliest Migrations

    A multinational team of researchers at the site of Jebel Faya in the United Arab Emirates has gathered evidence that now suggests that groups of Homo sapiens may have migrated from Africa across the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula as early as 125,000 years ago.

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  • Around the World Mar 01, 2011


    A 25,000-square-mile lake-- one of the largest in the world if it existed today--once waxed and waned in southern Egypt, 250 miles from the nile.

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  • Features Jan 01, 2011

    "Kadanuumuu" - Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia

    For the last 35 years, the short-legged “Lucy” skeleton has led some scientists to argue that Australopithecus afarensis didn’t stand fully upright or walk like modern humans, and instead got around by “knuckle-walking” like apes. Now, the discovery of a 3.6-million-year-old beanpole on the Ethiopian plains—christened “Kadanuumuu,” or “Big Man” in the Afar language—puts that tired debate to rest. The new fossil demonstrates these early human ancestors were fully bipedal.

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