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Penghu 1 is a mandible with an interesting discovery; Taiwanese fishermen dredged up the jawbone off the coast of Penghu Channel. The fishermen sold it to a local antique shop, where collector Kun-Yu Tsai purchased and donated it to his collection to the National Museum of Natural Science in Taiwan. 109 more words

Physical Anthropology

Ask a Geologist / Stratigraphy and Fossil Sites

What if paleoanthropologists and archaeologists adopted the visual method of recording and correlating stratigraphy that geologists utilize? Stratigraphy is the sequence of: rock types, formations, time designations for a specific site and lateral correlation with other sites. 103 more words

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Explain This / Modern Humans

Any evolutionary history of Homo sapiens sapiens must explain the range of physical attributes that are expressed in individuals, despite low genetic diversity. And that reproduction is successful between Homo sapiens sapiens across type.  387 more words

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Homo erectus / "Can't get no respect."

 Zigzags on a Shell From Java are the Oldest Human Engravings

The early human Homo erectus also made the oldest known shell tools half a million years ago…

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Early Humans

Neanderthals weren't as brutish and dumb as we thought: researchers

Maybe it’s their famously protruding brow ridge or perhaps it’s the now-discredited notion that they were primitive scavengers too dumb to use language or symbolism, but somehow Neanderthals picked up a reputation as brutish, dim and mannerless cretins. 1,094 more words

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Neanderthals weren't as brutish and dumb as we thought: researchers

Maybe it’s their famously protruding brow ridge or perhaps it’s the now-discredited notion that they were primitive scavengers too dumb to use language or symbolism, but somehow Neanderthals picked up a reputation as brutish, dim and mannerless cretins. 1,094 more words

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Becoming us / Homo erectus

The species in which the big brain change occurred, as well as evidence for key behavior that we think of as human, is not Homo sapiens, but Homo erectus. 399 more words

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