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Experts suggest ancient fossils ‘not human ancestors but extinct cousins’


February 17th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Biological anthropologists from the George Washington University and the New York University have questioned the claims that several prominent fossil discoveries made in the last decade are our ... Read more...

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New human ‘ancestor’ revealed


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A newly discovered 3-foot tall human (Homo gautengensis) has been declared as the earliest recognized species of human in the world.The new human is believed to have ... 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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Child’s fossil could be missing link between man and ape


April 4th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) A two-million-year-old skeleton of a child, discovered in South Africa, could be the missing link between apes and humans, and may lead to the history of human evolution ... Read more...

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Top 10 discoveries of the decade


December 29th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 29 (ANI): An article in Discovery News has listed the top ten discoveries of the decade.At number 10 is the discovery of Eris in 2005, a minor body that ... Read more...

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Ancient humans became homemakers much earlier than previously thought


December 19th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 19 (ANI): A new study has found evidence which indicates that early humans were dividing their living spaces into kitchens and work areas much earlier than previously thought.Archaeologists discovered evidence ... Read more...

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Top 10 discoveries of 2009


December 4th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 4 (ANI): In a new article, the National Geographic News has listed the top ten discoveries of the year 2009.At number 10 comes the discovery of an ultra-rare megamouth ... Read more...

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Scientists disprove earliest apelike human ancestor


October 28th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have disproved the theory that the 50-million-year-old fossil of an "apelike" creature, discovered in 1992 in what is now northern Africa, was ... 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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”Peking Man” 250,000 years older than previously thought


March 12th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 12 (ANI): A new analysis of the Homo erectus fossils popularly known as the ''Peking Man'', found in China''s Zhoukoudian caves, has determined that it dates back to 770,000 ... Read more...

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Digital model of 3.2 mln-yr-old Lucy may shed new light on human evolution


February 7th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a new high-resolution CT scan of Lucy, a famous 3.2 million-year-old skeleton, which will provide scientists around the globe with information that ... Read more...

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Oldest human hair discovered in fossilized hyena poop


February 7th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that strands discovered in fossil hyena poop found in a South African cave, could be the oldest known human hairs.According to a ... Read more...

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3D analysis indicates Hobbit was not human


January 21st, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Using a 3D analysis, a scientist has determined that the fossil of a species found in Indonesia in 2003, popularly called the Hobbit, is not human.The scientist ... Read more...

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New findings challenge conventional ideas on evolution of human diet


April 30th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 30 (ANI): The analysis of marks on the teeth of members of an ancient human ancestor species has determined that structure alone is not enough to predict dietary preferences ... Read more...

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Our earliest human ancestors may have walked upright 6 million years ago


March 21st, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 21 (ANI): A six million year old fossil has anthropologists suggesting that the species may have been the earliest known hominin to walk upright.The fossil, belonging to the species ... Read more...

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Upright human body just got 15 mln years older


November 14th, 2007 - 1:56 am ICT by admin
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