Tag: Human Evolution

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New research exposes early humans’ ecological versatility

The origins of human genus have long been associated with savannah and grassland environments of Africa.  Due to this association, it was thought that...

Long-distance weaponry identified at the 31,000-year-old archaeological site of Masières-Canal

The hunter-gatherers who settled on the banks of the Haine, a river in southern Belgium, 31,000 years ago were already using spearthrowers to hunt...

Fossils tell tale of last primate to inhabit North America before humans

The story of Ekgmowechashala, the final primate to inhabit North America before Homo sapiens or Clovis people, reads like a spaghetti western: A grizzled...

The genetic heritage of the Denisovans may have left its mark on our mental health

A research team led by the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) has identified the most widespread genetic contribution by...

New study challenges the narrative that only men were hunters

It’s a familiar story to many of us: In prehistoric times, men were hunters and women were gatherers. Women were not physically capable of...

Extinct ape gets a facelift, 12 million years later

A new study led by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn College, and the Catalan Institute of Paleontology Miquel Crusafont has...