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Prehistoric fossils may boost tourism in Kenya


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) Leading Kenyan scientists have called upon their government to tap the potential of the country's vast trove of prehistoric fossils to boost the tourism industry.According to ... Read more...

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World’s oldest known human ancestor was ‘threatened by sabre tooth cats’


January 4th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): A team of palaeontologists has come to the conclusion that the world's oldest known human ancestor was threatened by sabretooth species.The team from Poitier University have identified two ... Read more...

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Thriving rodent population in prehistoric Africa could shed light on human evolution


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Rodents have been one of the most common mammals in Africa for the past 50 million years. From deserts to rainforests, they flourished in prehistoric Africa, making them ... Read more...

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Grandfather Of Fossil Lucy Discovered


June 22nd, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Washington, June 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The famous Lucy skeleton that was considered as one of the earliest upright walking hominids now has got a predecessor as well.According to what ... Read more...

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Ancient hominids developed humanlike grip much before toolmaking practice


April 20th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A tiny fossil thumb bone has indicated that hominids had a humanlike grip at least 6 million years ago, say researchers.Sergio Almecija of the Autonomous University of ... Read more...

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Shrunken brain found in ancient human ancestor


April 13th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A remnant of the male individual's brain may be present in the remains of a well preserved 1.9-million-year-old human ancestor, say the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, ... Read more...

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Ancient “Lucy” ate a different diet than previously believed


October 23rd, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 23 (ANI): A University of Arkansas researcher and his colleagues have said that a research examining microscopic marks on the teeth of the "Lucy" species suggests that the ancient hominid ... Read more...

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Early hominids first walked on two legs in woods, not on open grasslands


October 9th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 9 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that early hominids first walked on two legs in the woods, not on the open, grassy savanna.University of Illinois anthropology professor ... Read more...

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2-mln yr old “mystery” ape fossil evidence of new form of early human


June 18th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): An anthropologist has determined that a fossil found in a Chinese cave 15 years ago, dating back to almost 2 million years, is from a "mystery" ape, ... Read more...

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Prehistoric pelvis hints at how humans evolved to have large-brained babies


November 14th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A prehistoric pelvis of Homo erectus discovered in Ethiopia could help researchers answer questions about how early humans developed to successfully give birth to larger-brained babies, a ... Read more...

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The first human group to leave Africa may have been a subspecies of modern human


March 15th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the first human group to leave Africa may well have been a separate subspecies of modern human.The study points out that ... Read more...

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Oldest human footprints restored, opened to the public in Italy


November 14th, 2007 - 2:19 am ICT by admin
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