Tongzi hominids are potentially a new human ancestor in Asia

The Researchers María Martinón-Torres and José María Bermúdez de Castro have co-authored a research about the hominids from Tongzi which was published in the Journal of Human Evolution from the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana(CENIEH) which reveals that Tongzi teeth do not fit the morphological pattern of traditional Homo erectus and that these teeth could potentially represent the highly targeted “Denisovans”. Continue reading “Tongzi hominids are potentially a new human ancestor in Asia”

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6 million-year-old human footprint discovered in Crete, Greece, raises major questions about human evolution

The human foot is distinctive. Our five toes lack claws, we normally present the sole of our foot flat to the ground, and our first and second toes are longer than the smaller ones. In comparison to our fellow primates, our big toes are in line with the long axis of the foot—they don’t stick out to one side.  Continue reading “6 million-year-old human footprint discovered in Crete, Greece, raises major questions about human evolution”

Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find

The history of human evolution has been rewritten after scientists discovered that Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa.

Currently, most experts believe that our human lineage split from apes around seven million years ago in central Africa, where hominids remained for the next five million years before venturing further afield.  Continue reading “Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find”

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