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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Evolutionary biologist Svanta Paabo says genome studies prove that irrespective of our race, colour or region, we are all Africans. »
Friday, April 11, 2014
Spare a thought for the unknown adult mummified in a Theban necropolis more than 2,500 years go. Not only did he suffer the most excruciating, possibly life-threatening dental abscesses, but the e...
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March 18, 2014
A drier climate might have helped anatomically modern humans replace Neanderthals around 40,000 years ago, scientists have found.
Why humans replaced Neanderthals has been the subject of...
September 19, 2013
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May 2, 2013
Remains of 14-year-old girl suggest that starving settlers had to go to extreme lengths to survive harsh winter of 1609
March 14, 2013
In what is claimed to be a major breakthrough in explaining the relationship between absolute brain size and higher cognitive abilities, a team of British anthropologists has found that the reason...
October 21, 2012
We have to inculcate in people a proper scientific temper and help them use science and technology to rise out of their misery. »
February 8, 2012
Scientists in Germany said recently they have sequenced nearly all the genome of the Denisova people, an extinct human-like species contemporary with the Neanderthals. The work by the Max Planck S...
June 26, 2011
It is spread over 3 km and can be dated to 1,000 BCE-300 CE
June 6, 2011
Scientists have found evidence of particulates in the lungs of ancient mummies, suggesting that Egyptians may have been exposed to air pollution hundreds of years ago.
March 29, 2011
Though our early ancestors used stone tools for more than two million years, certain techniques used for shaping them into more potent weapons are of relatively recent innovation. Pressure f...
March 14, 2011
One of the most complex human mysteries involves how and why we became the most progressive species in terms of biological success.Findings by a team of noted anthropologists, including sev...
February 28, 2014
Genetic evidence indicates a population isolated from the Siberian mainland for thousands of years, who are the direct ancestors of nearly all of the Native American tribes in both North and South America – the original "first peoples".
June 6, 2013
Early ancestors of human beings might be “miniscule monkeys” smaller than rats, an international study has said.Studies of the world’s oldest known fossil primate skeleton, unearthed in cen...
April 28, 2013
The 45-minute show takes viewers 14,000 years back in time. This is besides a ride through the dinosaur era. One can also travel around in time and traverse through Egypt and Sumeria and the ruins in southeastern Turkey that were discovered recently
January 1, 2013
Researchers believe they have solved one of the biggest puzzles in anthropology — whether Lucy, one of our famous ancestors, lived in the trees or on the ground.
June 6, 2012
The earliest ancestors of modern human may have originated in Asia and not Africa as widely believed, according to a new study based on fossil discovery in Myanmar.
Previous fossil finds...
September 6, 2011
Modern humans may have interbred with a now extinct lineage of humanity before leaving Africa 65,000 yeas ago, according to a new research.DNA studies have already proved that ancestors of...
June 20, 2011
According to a study of hominids — the early ancestors of humans — it appears that women were likely to leave their natal groups while men spent their lives in the nearby surroundings...
May 11, 2011
Neanderthal remains indicate that they died out 10,000 years before human arrival in Europe
March 15, 2011
A new study is raising questions about when ancient human ancestors in Europe learned to control fire, one of the most important steps on the long path to civilization. A review of 141 arch...
March 1, 2011
Experts have found 7000-year-old remains of a Husky-like dog in Siberia that suggest that people saw it as a thinking, social being.They believe it probably lived and died similar to how hu...
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French economist Jean Tirole won the 2014 economics Nobel Prize for his analysis of market power and regulation.