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New Study of Neanderthal Tools Reveals They Were More Sophisticated Than Previously Thought
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New Study of Neanderthal Tools Reveals They Were More Sophisticated Than Previously Thought

Researchers have found mounting evidence that suggests that Neanderthals, an ancient hominid that lived in Europa an Asia until around…
Neanderthal Fibre Technology: 50,000-Year-Old Artifact Stuns Experts
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Neanderthal Fibre Technology: 50,000-Year-Old Artifact Stuns Experts

An international team of scientists, led by researchers from the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, discovered evidence…
Denisovans and Neanderthals Coexisted and Crossbred 100,000 Years Ago
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Denisovans and Neanderthals Coexisted and Crossbred 100,000 Years Ago

A new scientific study has found that both Neanderthals and Denisovans lived in a remote Siberian cave some 100,000 years ago…
Neanderthals Were Sophisticated Enough to Craft ‘Advanced’ Spears
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Neanderthals Were Sophisticated Enough to Craft ‘Advanced’ Spears

Neanderthals have been imagined as the inferior cousins of modern humans, but a new study by archaeologists at UCL reveals…
Neanderthals Were Totally Different From Homo Sapiens, Scientists Have Found
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Neanderthals Were Totally Different From Homo Sapiens, Scientists Have Found

Ladies and Gentlemen, Neanderthals may not have been the hunched cavemen we thought they were. The reconstruction of a 60,000-year-old…
Archaeological Discovery in Mexico Rewrites—Yet Again—the History of the Americas
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Archaeological Discovery in Mexico Rewrites—Yet Again—the History of the Americas

Researchers have found conclusive evidence that places humans living inside a cave in present-day Mexico some 30,000 years ago, which…
Millions of Years Ago, Ancient Humans Undertook Technological Innovations in the Face of Climate Change
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Millions of Years Ago, Ancient Humans Undertook Technological Innovations in the Face of Climate Change

A study published in the National Science Review titled “Technological innovations at the onset of the Mid-Pleistocene Climate Transition in…
An Unknown “Ghost” Human Species Found in DNA of Modern African Populations
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An Unknown “Ghost” Human Species Found in DNA of Modern African Populations

Scientists have made a surprising discovery while analyzing the DNA of modern-day African populations. The analysis revealed traces of an…
This 14,000-Year-Old Bison Cave Sculpture Is a Striking Example of Ancient Art
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This 14,000-Year-Old Bison Cave Sculpture Is a Striking Example of Ancient Art

A cave located in present-day France is home to one of the most amazing ancient sculptures in history: two bison…
3 Stumping Examples of Cave Art That Predate Civilization by at Least 40,000 Years
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3 Stumping Examples of Cave Art That Predate Civilization by at Least 40,000 Years

Tens of thousands of years ago, our ancestors roamed the planet in search of shelter and food. From time to…
World’s Oldest “Glue” Is At Least 50,000 Years Old Scientists Find
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World’s Oldest “Glue” Is At Least 50,000 Years Old Scientists Find

Scientists have recently discovered that Birch-Bark Tar was used as a form of ancient glue for at least 50,000 years…
Evidence of Modern Humans in Mongolia 45,000 Years Ago
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Evidence of Modern Humans in Mongolia 45,000 Years Ago

Stone tools discovered in Mongolia by an international team of archaeologists indicate that modern humans traveled through the Eurasian steppe…
A 210,000-Year-Old Skull Found In Greece is the Oldest Fossil Outside of Africa
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A 210,000-Year-Old Skull Found In Greece is the Oldest Fossil Outside of Africa

The skeletal remains discovered in Greece could rewrite the history of human migration in Euroasia. Scientists have revealed new details…
4,700 Years Ago, Humans Witnessed a Massive Volcanic Eruption and ‘Recorded it Happening’
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4,700 Years Ago, Humans Witnessed a Massive Volcanic Eruption and ‘Recorded it Happening’

A volcanic eruption in present-day Turkey that had prehistoric humans as witnesses occurred 245,000 years later than initially thought. Using…
Modern-day Africans Conserve DNA from an Unknown, Extinct Human Species
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Modern-day Africans Conserve DNA from an Unknown, Extinct Human Species

According to a study published in the journal Genome Biology, modern-day Africans conserve DNA from an unknown and extinct human…
A New Human Species Has Been Discovered in the Philipines
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A New Human Species Has Been Discovered in the Philipines

Researchers have reported the discovery of a hitherto unknown hominid species, baptized as Homo luzonensis. The fossils with distinctive features…
240,000-Year-Old Teeth Discovered in China Hint at Previously Unknown Human Ancestor
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240,000-Year-Old Teeth Discovered in China Hint at Previously Unknown Human Ancestor

In the 1970s researchers discovered a set of ancient teeth in China, which they believe originated around 240,000 years ago…
Scientists Have Just Confirmed The Discovery of the First Denisovan Skull Piece in History
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Scientists Have Just Confirmed The Discovery of the First Denisovan Skull Piece in History

A chunk of a Denisovan skull has been identified for the first time—a dramatic contribution to the handful of known…
Artificial intelligence Identifies an Unknown Species of Human Ancestors
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Artificial intelligence Identifies an Unknown Species of Human Ancestors

The AI was trained to analyze the human genome and predict its demographics by simulating how our DNA could have…
How a Change in Climate Wiped out the ‘Siberian Unicorn’
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How a Change in Climate Wiped out the ‘Siberian Unicorn’

Kieren Mitchell, University of Adelaide; Adrian Lister, Natural History Museum; Alan Cooper, University of Adelaide, and Chris Turney, UNSW A…
5 Reasons Why 2018 Was a Big Year for Paleontology
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5 Reasons Why 2018 Was a Big Year for Paleontology

A lot happened in the world of paleontology in 2018. Some of the big events included some major fossil finds,…
Artificial Intelligence Helps Identify Previously Unknown Human Species 
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Artificial Intelligence Helps Identify Previously Unknown Human Species 

Artificial Intelligence Helps Identify Previously Unknown Human Species By combining deep learning algorithms and statistical methods, investigators have identified, in…
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