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It's Official: The First Americans Weren't The Clovis People After All

Earlier this year, a controversial paper concluded that human activity in the Americas is at least 130,000 years old. Although a lot of questions …

DNA study shows Neolithic Europeans interbred with Anatolian migrants

(Phys.org)—A large international team of researchers has found that Neolithic hunter-gatherers living in several parts of Europe interbred with …

The Story of How the Americas Were Peopled Is Radically Changing

The Clovis people 13,500 years ago meandered across the Beringia—the Bering Strait land-bridge, connecting Siberia to Alaska. It was clean, wasn’t …

5 diseases climate change may awaken from melted permafrost

<b>(Associated Press)</b><p>Each layer that melts exposes germs dating back thousands of years<p>Kali Holloway<p>November 11, 2017 5:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>If you are lacking in thoughts to keep you up at night, may I submit for your consideration the melting of the Arctic …

Finding Mungo Man: the moment Australia's story suddenly changed

As the oldest known Indigenous remains are returned to country this week, the man who found them muses on the discovery<p>Late in his ninth decade and conscious the sands of his time may be too diminished to finish all he should, Jim Bowler speaks at night to the ancient Aboriginal person who has …

No 'lost tribes' or aliens: what ancient DNA reveals about American prehistory

Genetics research has transformed our understanding of human history, particularly in the Americas. The focus of the majority of high profile ancient DNA papers in recent years has been on addressing early events in the initial peopling of the Americas. This research has provided details of this …

Lucy's shattered bones prove our ancestors lived a dangerous life in the trees

A ground breaking new study of the bones of a 3.2 million year old human ancestor (‘Lucy’) has revealed that she died from the crushing impact of a …

Bonobos Are Peaceful, Female-Dominated And Closely Related To Humans - Why Do We Ignore The Link?

<i>Why does there seem to be so little scientific research and popular interest in bonobos, when we stand to learn so much about ourselves from them? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Frans de</b> …

Fossil autopsy claims Lucy fell from tree

In a macabre twist, the hominid evolutionary tree’s most famous fossil star, Lucy, tumbled to her death from high up in a tree, a controversial new …