In this post we present selected parts of the paper titled “An early Aurignacian arrival in southwestern Europe“, by Miguel Cortés-Sánchez et al. Continue reading “An early replacement of Neanderthals in Iberia by Anatomically Modern Humans”
A team of University of Tübingen researchers has shown that Neanderthals sustained similar levels of head injuries to the earliest anatomically modern humans in Eurasia. This result contradicts previous views that Neanderthals were characterized by exceptionally high rates of trauma. This post is dedicated to this very interesting research. Continue reading “Neanderthals and early modern humans show similar levels of cranial injuries, study finds”
In this post we present extended parts from the very informative and interesting paper titled “From Homininity to Humanity: Compassion from the Earliest Archaics to Modern Humans“, by Penny Spikins, Andrew Needham. Continue reading “Compassion from the earliest archaics to modern humans; a tool for a better understanding of human evolution”
Here we present selected parts of the interesting paper titled “A Revised Timescale for Human Evolution Based on Ancient Mitochondrial Genomes”, by Qiaomei Fu et al. Continue reading “Major events in human evolution occurred far earlier than previously thought, study suggests”
A skull fragment discovered in the Apidima cave on the Mani peninsula, southern Peloponnese, Greece, appears to be the oldest (so far) fossil of Homo sapiens ever discovered in Europe. Continue reading “The ‘Apidima 1’ skull fragment from Mani, Greece; the oldest (over 210,000 yBP) Homo sapiens fossil in Eurasia?”
A fresh haul of bones from the mysterious primitive man Homo naledi, dating to over a quarter-million years ago, have been found in the bowels of a South African cave.
The discovery of multiple bodies in an extremely hard-to-reach chamber within the cave system has reignited an academic squabble over whether this ancient hominin was deliberately interring its dead. Continue reading “Pre-humans Buried Their Dead 300,000 Years Ago, Cave Finds Indicate”