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Pacific islanders may carry the DNA of an unknown human species

Pacific islanders may carry the DNA of an unknown human species: Genetic study reveals ancient Melanesians interbred with a mysterious hominid<p><b>The</b> …

38,000-year-old engravings confirm ancient origins of technique used by Seurat, Van Gogh

A newly discovered trove of 16 engraved and otherwise modified limestone blocks, created 38,000 years ago, confirms the ancient origins of the …

University of Toronto

Changes in Early Stone Age tool production have ‘musical’ ties - Press Release

<b>New research suggests that advances in the production of Early Stone Age tools had less to do with the evolution of language and more to do with the</b> …

100,000-year-old ochre toolkit and workshop discovered in South Africa

An ochre-rich mixture, possibly used for decoration, painting and skin protection 100,000 years ago, and stored in two abalone shells, was discovered …

New study shows South Africans using milk-based paint 49,000 years ago

An international research team led by the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa has …

Ochre use by Middle Stone Age humans in Porc-Epic cave persisted over thousands of years

Middle Stone Age humans in the Porc-Epic cave likely used ochre over at least 4,500 years, according to a study published May 24, 2017 in the …

World’s oldest Homo sapiens fossils found in Morocco

For decades, researchers seeking the origin of our species have scoured the Great Rift Valley of East Africa. Now, their quest has taken an …