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Gran Dolina

This week we publish a study on a parietal bone from Gran Dolina, Atapuerca, dated to more than 800.000 years and probably belonging to the species… 152 more words


The Secrets of the 13 Million-Year-Old Crocodile

If you absolutely must go swimming with crocodiles—and this is not an activity we recommend—the time to do it was 13 million years ago and the place was South America. 524 more words

Modern Males Lack Neanderthal Y Chromosome Genes

Modern humans carry up to 4% Neanderthal DNA but a new paper reveals that the Neanderthal Y chromosome is distinct from any found in humans today. 203 more words


A Revision On The Age Of The Hobbit

Discovered in 2003 in Liang Bua cave, Homo floresiensis stood about three and a half feet tall and weighed around 75 lbs. Because of their stature, they were nicknamed for the diminutive heroes in J.R.R. 264 more words



This week we publish a morphometric analysis of the endocranial anatomy of Buia, a skull found in Eritrea and dated to 1 million years. The cranial capacity is 995 cc. 178 more words


Sima de los Huesos Neanderthals Diverged 430,000 Years Ago

Published in Nature, last week, a team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology carried out extremely sensitive tests on the DNA from two specimens found at the Sima de los Huesos site, along with analysis of mitochondrial DNA from one of them. 74 more words