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From COSMOS: "Before the dinosaurs" Wow!!


James Mitchell Crow

Welcome to the dawn of the Permian, 290 million years ago. Reptiles with waterproof skin and eggs are colonising the land. 505 more words

Applied Research & Technology

The (mon)Keys of Evolution

by Jordan Pennells

The human evolutionary timeline is a contentious topic within academia, repeatedly being revised with the development of genetic technologies. A common misconception is that we evolved from Chimpanzees. 885 more words


Brains and teeth

In anthropology it is commonly accepted that the evolution of larger brains was associated with the reduction of posterior teeth. Factors ranging from diet to cognitive ability have been used to explain this inverse correlation between cerebral complexity and masticatory structures. 233 more words

Brain Evolution

Who were the Neanderthals?

After several weeks of eager anticipation, yesterday was finally the day.

Yesterday I received my results for 23andMe, the DNA analysis programme that gives you the lowdown on your ancestry and any genetic health risk factors you may carry. 693 more words


The Sixth Extinction by Richard Leakey and Roger Lewin (1995)

We are but one of millions of species here on earth, product of half a billion years of life’s flow, lucky survivors of at least twenty biotic crises, including the catastrophic Big Five. 4,471 more words


Deep in Belgian caves, researchers find Neanderthals feasted on horses, reindeer — and each other

A new archaeological find proves our early relatives resorted to cannibalism, breaking open each others’ bones and feasting on the marrow.

Cave specialists discovered the 40,000-year-old bones of a newborn, a child and four adults or teenagers in Goyet, Belgium on Dec. 179 more words


Bursting the Limits of What's Possible: Best Paleoanthropology of 2016

It almost goes without saying, but 2016 has been a tough year. However, we did learn a lot in the realm of paleoanthropology this year (as we do every year)! 1,217 more words