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World’s oldest stone tools discovered in Kenya

“Researchers at a meeting here say they have found the oldest tools made by human ancestors—stone flakes dated to 3.3 million years ago. That’s 700,000 years older than the oldest-known tools to date, suggesting that our ancestors were crafting tools several hundred thousand years before our genus… 40 more words

Neandertal Post-Mortem Modification

A study published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology has for the first time analysed the fragments of three individuals found between ’67 and ’80 at the French site, Marillac, dating back 57,600 years ago. 129 more words

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Well this is kind of embarrassing but inconsequential… Gary Sawyer and Mike Smith at the AMNH began a reconstruction of Lucy with help from Scott Williams… 130 more words

Physical Anthropology

A human skull found in 2009 and a jaw discovered in late 2010 from cave site known as Tam Pa Ling, Laos is the oldest modern human fossil found in Southeast Asia. 144 more words

Physical Anthropology

A nearly complete fossilized Neandertal skeleton accidentally found in 1993 in a cave near Altamura, Italy is about 128,000 to 187,000 years old. Only the upside down skull and part of a shoulder were visible. 201 more words

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Unintentionally humorous lecture (can this get anymore complicated?) But! Hang in there, it’s far better than most such lectures. The lack of visual aids is a bit mysterious…

Asperger's Human Experience

The Gigantes change over time in Greek Myth. The early tradition holds that the Giants, who fought the Olympian gods for supremacy, were the “earthborn” children of Gaia and Uranus. 122 more words

Asperger's Human Experience