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Ancient Human Genome from Southern Africa throws light on our origins
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Ancient Human Genome from Southern Africa throws light on our origins

September 29th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The skeleton of a man who walked the earth 2,330 years ago in the southernmost tip of Africa tells us about ourselves as humans,...
New branch added to European family tree
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New branch added to European family tree

September 18th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Genetic analysis reveals present-day Europeans descended from at least 3, not 2, groups of ancient...
Non-dominant hand vital to the evolution of the thumb
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Non-dominant hand vital to the evolution of the thumb

September 11th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Research has unveiled that the non-dominant hand is likely to have played a vital role in the evolution of modern hand...
Flores bones show features of Down syndrome, not a new ‘hobbit’ human
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Flores bones show features of Down syndrome, not a new ‘hobbit’ human

August 5th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
In October 2004, the excavation of the fragmentary skeletal remains from the island of Flores, located in Indonesia, yielded what...
Society bloomed with gentler personalities and more feminine faces
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Society bloomed with gentler personalities and more feminine faces

August 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Technology boom 50,000 years ago is associated with apparent reduction in...
Ancient genetic material from caries bacterium obtained for the first time
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Ancient genetic material from caries bacterium obtained for the first time

July 23rd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Streptococcus mutans, a principle bacterium that causes dental caries, has increased the change in its genetic material over...
Marmoset sequence unveils new information on primate biology and evolution
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Marmoset sequence unveils new information on primate biology and evolution

July 21st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A group of scientists from around the globe led by the Baylor College of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis has...
Tooth plaque provides unique insights into our prehistoric ancestors’ diet
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Tooth plaque provides unique insights into our prehistoric ancestors’ diet

July 17th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
An international team of researchers has discovered new evidence that our prehistoric ancestors had a detailed understanding of...
Walking on all fours is not backward evolution, study shows
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Walking on all fours is not backward evolution, study shows

July 17th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Anthropology study shows quadrupedal humans are not products of...
A CNIO team reduces the size of the human genome to 19,000 genes
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A CNIO team reduces the size of the human genome to 19,000 genes

July 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Over 99% of human protein coding genes have an origin that predates primates by over 50 million years. The study questions the...
Smithsonian scientist and collaborators revise timeline of human origins
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Smithsonian scientist and collaborators revise timeline of human origins

July 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Smithsonian scientist and collaborators revise timeline of human...
Insect diet helped early humans build bigger brains, study suggests
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Insect diet helped early humans build bigger brains, study suggests

July 3rd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Insect Diet helped early humans build bigger brains, study...
Extinct human cousin gave Tibetans advantage at high elevation
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Extinct human cousin gave Tibetans advantage at high elevation

July 3rd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Extinct human cousin gave Tibetans advantage at high...
In human evolution, changes in skin’s barrier set Northern Europeans apart
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In human evolution, changes in skin’s barrier set Northern Europeans apart

June 30th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The popular idea that Northern Europeans developed light skin to absorb more UV light so they could make more vitamin D – vital...
Did Neanderthals eat their Vegetables?
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Did Neanderthals eat their Vegetables?

June 26th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Did Neanderthals eat their...
Evolution depends on rare chance events, ‘molecular time travel’ experiments show
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Evolution depends on rare chance events, ‘molecular time travel’ experiments show

June 23rd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Evolution depends on rare chance events, ‘molecular time travel’ experiments...
The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Oldest ever schistosomiasis egg found may be first proof of early human technology exacerbating disease burden
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The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Oldest ever schistosomiasis egg found may be first proof of early human technology exacerbating disease burden

June 20th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The discovery of a schistosomiasis parasite egg in a 6200-year-old grave at a prehistoric town by the Euphrates river in Syria...
Skulls with a mix of Neandertal and Primitive Traits Illuminate Human Evolution
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Skulls with a mix of Neandertal and Primitive Traits Illuminate Human Evolution

June 20th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Skulls with a mix of Neanderthal and Primitive Traits Illuminate Human...
Did violence shape our faces?
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Did violence shape our faces?

June 9th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
What contributed to the evolution of faces in the ape-like ancestors of humans? The prehistoric version of a bar fight —over...
Genetic study helps resolve years of speculation about first people in the Americas
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Genetic study helps resolve years of speculation about first people in the Americas

May 16th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A new study could help resolve a longstanding debate about the origins of the first people to inhabit the Americas, researchers...
Dating and DNA show Paleoamerican-Native American connection
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Dating and DNA show Paleoamerican-Native American connection

May 15th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Japan, Beringia and even Europe have all been suggested origination points for the earliest humans to...
Study suggests improved survivorship in the aftermath of the medieval Black Death
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Study suggests improved survivorship in the aftermath of the medieval Black Death

May 7th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Skeletal analysis may support increased survival and mortality risk after Black...
Getting to the root of enamel evolution
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Getting to the root of enamel evolution

May 6th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Along with our big brains and upright posture, thick tooth enamel is one of the features that distinguishes our genus, Homo, from...
Genetic methods for sex determination on the Canary Islands aborigines’ remains
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Genetic methods for sex determination on the Canary Islands aborigines’ remains

May 1st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Researchers from the University of La Laguna have applied a new genetic method to analyse archaeological remains that enables the...
Geographic Population Structure can locate the village your ancestors lived 1,000 years ago
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Geographic Population Structure can locate the village your ancestors lived 1,000 years ago

May 1st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Tracing when your DNA was formed, is now possible due to a revolutionary technique developed by a team of international...
The Trials of the Cherokee Were Reflected In Their Skulls
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The Trials of the Cherokee Were Reflected In Their Skulls

April 16th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Tennessee have found that environmental stressors – from...
Arterial disease associated with modern day living is found in 3,000 year old skeletons
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Arterial disease associated with modern day living is found in 3,000 year old skeletons

April 8th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The first-ever skeletons with atherosclerosis, or clogged up arteries, have been found by archaeologists, according to new...
From athletes to couch potatoes: Humans through 6,000 years of farming
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From athletes to couch potatoes: Humans through 6,000 years of farming

April 8th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Human bones are remarkably plastic and respond surprisingly quickly to change. Put under stress through physical exertion –...
Diet and journeys taken in Sahara Desert thousands of years ago analysed through bone
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Diet and journeys taken in Sahara Desert thousands of years ago analysed through bone

March 26th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The diet and journeys taken by those who lived in the Sahara Desert thousands of years ago are being analysed through their teeth...
Natural selection has altered the appearance of Europeans over the past 5,000 years
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Natural selection has altered the appearance of Europeans over the past 5,000 years

March 11th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Ancient DNA from archaeological skeletons shows that Europeans had darker skin, hair, and eye pigmentation 5,000 years...