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Homo naledi, the mosaic of archaic and modern human, whose discovery two years ago was published in the journal Elife was touted to be around 3 million years old.  192 more words


Fossil shocker: Humans may have been in North America 100,000 years earlier than originally believed

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Some 130,000 years ago, scientists say, a mysterious group of ancient people visited the coastline of what is now Southern California. More than 100,000 years before they were supposed to have arrived in the Americas, these unknown people used five heavy stones to break the bones of a mastodon. 2,218 more words


A Bite into the Past

Between 4 million to 1 million years ago there was a a very diverse group of bipedal hominins in East and South Africa called the australopiths. 755 more words


Incredible New Evidence for Peopling of the Americas 130,000 Years Ago

It is pretty well agreed that Homo sapiens spread out of Africa about 100,000 years ago and traveled across Asia about 60,000 years ago. 10,000 years later, they made it into Europe and Australia. 781 more words


Footprints after the ash

A volcano erupts. Soon after tephra fall covers the surrounding terrain creating a thin layer of ash. During the eruption light rain fell causing the ash layer to a gooey mud. 541 more words


Leakey's in Africa

For Most of the 20th century and into the 21st century there has been a family working in some of the most desolate part of the world changing our understanding of what it means to be human, and changing the face of paleoanthropology. 1,000 more words


The Hobbit: A Homo habilis Lineage?

When the 3 and 1/2 foot Homo floresiensis was discovered and the age of the new species correlated with the the same time Neanderthals were dying in Europe and humans colonized Asia a lot of arms and voices were thrown in the air. 508 more words