Category Archives: Palaeoanthropology

Welcome to HeritageDaily, an academic journal and online magazine featuring the latest palaeoanthropology news and palaeoanthropological press releases from across the globe. Palaeoanthropology, which combines the disciplines of palaeontology and physical anthropology, is the study of ancient humans as found in fossil hominid evidence such as petrifacted bones and footprints.

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Evolutionary advantages over extinct types of humans

In parallel with modern man (Homo sapiens), there were other, extinct types of humans with whom we lived side by side, such as Neanderthals and the recently discovered Denisovans of Siberia. Yet only Homo sapiens survived. What was it in our genetic makeup that gave us the advantage?

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Origins of Americas’ first humans

The genome of a child who died some 12,600 years ago in Montana – the oldest known human remains from North America – has been sequenced for the first time.