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Man cooked food on fire far earlier than originally thought


August 23rd, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Cooking food with fire may date back two million years, far earlier than originally thought, a study suggests.According to the research, there is evidence that this ... Read more...

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Ancient tools found in India throw light on hominid migrations out of Africa


March 26th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Stone artefacts unearthed in southeastern India have shown that African hominids moved to South Asia shortly after developing advanced stone tools 1.6 million years ago.Archaeologist Shanti Pappu of ... Read more...

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‘Lucy’ walked on two feet with human ancestors 3.2 mn-yrs ago


February 11th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A new study has found that 'Lucy' or Australopithecus afarensis, a species that lived more than three million years ago, walked on two feets just like Homo Sapiens.The ... Read more...

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Neanderthal, Homo sapiens split 500,000yrs older than believed


June 24th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): DNA-based analyses has revealed that the separation of Neanderthal and Homo sapiens might have occurred at least one million years ago-at least 500, 000 years earlier than previously ... Read more...

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Newly found hominid may be the grandfather of the fossil Lucy


June 22nd, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jun 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists reported in Tuesday's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that they have discovered a partial skeleton of one of the earliest ... Read more...

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Human symbolic behaviour much older than previously thought


April 25th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 25 (ANI): The discovery of ochre in a cave at the tip of Pinnacle Point in South Africa has offered key evidence that our ancestors engaged in symbolic behaviour much ... 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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‘Monster croc’ feasted on humans 2 million years ago


February 25th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have identified the remains of a 7.5-metre man-eating crocodile in 1.8-million-year-old sediments in Olduvai gorge in Tanzania, an animal that would have been the largest predator ancient ... Read more...

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Ancient hominids may have been seafarers


January 10th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 10 (ANI): New evidence has emerged recently which indicates that ancient hominids that left Africa hundreds of thousands of years ago to see the rest of the world may have ... Read more...

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European cavemen roasted birds 150,000 years ago


November 27th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 27 (ANI): A new study has found that although early modern humans and their predecessors in Europe were mostly big game hunters, but a pile of well-nibbled bird bones suggests ... Read more...

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Scientists create “family tree” for cows that goes back 29 million years


October 20th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 20 (ANI): Pairing a new approach to prepare ancient DNA with a new scientific technique developed specifically to genotype a cow, an international team of scientists has created a very ... Read more...

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Humans and ‘hobbits’ may have existed together


August 4th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, August 4 (ANI): Australian scientists have developed new theory about the 'Hobbit' species in the Indonesian island of Flores, that they existed alongside humans.Archaeologists found the 'hobbit' in 2003, while excavating ... Read more...

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How clothing has given humans an edge over other species


July 20th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): In a new study, a scientist is analyzing how humans came to develop clothing, and how that innovation might have in turn given our species an evolutionary edge ... Read more...

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Scientists report discovery of new genus of hominoid primate


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists from the Institut Catala de Paleontologia in Barcelona have reported the discovery of a new genus of hominoid primate.The fossil remains displays very interesting particularities, such as ... Read more...

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Not all Neanderthals snacked on one another


April 4th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that Neanderthal remains from the site of Krapina in northern Croatia do not exhibit evidence of cannibalism, as was earlier believed.The fragmentary ... Read more...

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Early humans had jaws powerful enough to crack tough nuts and seeds


February 3rd, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): A new calculation of the ancient hominins bite has determined that they possessed jaws and teeth larger and more powerful than those of their ape ancestors, which ... Read more...

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Evidence of early human existence in Malaysia rewrites Out of Africa theory


January 30th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 30 (ANI): Scientists have found evidence of early human existence in Malaysia that dates back to 1.83 million years, which is proof of human mobility coming from Asia ... Read more...

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Ancient necklaces reveal early mans intelligence


January 5th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers have determined that necklaces dating back to almost 100,000 years, found in southern Africa and the Middle East, represent intellect among early modern humans that allowed ... 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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Ancient humans diverged into separate species for 100,000 years


April 25th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by admin
London, April 25 (ANI): A genetic study has suggested that ancient humans had diverged into two separate species for 100,000 years before merging back into a single population.According to a report ... Read more...

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Neanderthals were highly carnivorous, with a taste for red meat


April 24th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A new study on a large, worn Neanderthal tooth has led scientists to speculate that the hominids were highly carnivorous, with a diet consisting largely of red ... Read more...

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Humans and Neanderthals may have interbred, but had no hybrids


December 5th, 2007 - 12:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): A new study has suggested that humans may have interbred with Neanderthals, but there were no hybrids that emerged as a result. The study was a result of ... Read more...

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