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July 13, 2018

Tools from China are oldest hint of human lineage outside Africa

2.1-million-year-old stone tools suggest hominins reached East Asia much earlier than thought.


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October 26, 2017

Older Neandertal survived with a little help from his friends

An older Neandertal from about 50,000 years ago, who had suffered multiple injuries and other degenerations, became deaf and must have relied on the help of others to avoid prey and survive well into his 40s, indicates a new analysis published Oct. 20 in the online journal Plos One.


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August 11, 2017

Amazing 13-Million-Year-Old Ape Skull Discovered

The remarkable skull is so well preserved, scientists can see the young ape’s unerupted teeth and an impression of its brain.

National Geographic

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May 24, 2017

Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find

Two fossils of an ape-like creature which had human-like teeth have been found in Bulgaria and Greece, dating to 7.2 million years ago. 

The Telegraph

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April 26, 2017

Study correlates climate change and early human activities at the Algerian site of El Kherba 1.7 million years ago

Mohamed Sahnouni, coordinator of the Prehistoric Technology Program at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), leads a study, published online in the journal L'Anthropologie, using fossil fauna and carbon stable isotope to reconstruct paleoenvironments of the newly discovered site of El Kherba (Algeria) dated to 1.7 million years ago, in relation with hominid behavioral activities.


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February 01, 2017

Scientists find 'oldest human ancestor'

Researchers have discovered the earliest known ancestor of humans - along with a vast range of other species.


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September 29, 2016

Eudald Carbonell: “I have more hope in the future that faith in humans”

Eudald Carbonell, Atapuerca’s co-director, stars in the documentary En busca del futuro perdido (‘In Search of the Lost Future'). Journalist Luis Quevedo directs this segment in which human evolution is analysed.


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September 01, 2016

Perimortem fractures in Lucy suggest mortality from fall out of tall tree

The Pliocene fossil ‘Lucy’ (Australopithecus afarensis) was discovered in the Afar region of Ethiopia in 1974 and is among the oldest and most complete fossil hominin skeletons discovered.


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July 22, 2016

Human parietal bone from the middle Pleistocene discovered in the Ghost cave of the Sierra de Atapuerca

Judging by the associated archaeological and palaeontological context, these human remains can be dated back to the Middle Pleistocene. The dating of the level though geochronological methods is pending, but the remains of associated microfauna and industry suggest that we are in the presence of hominids similar to those found at the Sima de los Huesos in the Sierra de Atapuerca.


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July 14, 2016

Another human species already walked like us 1.5 million years ago

One hundred footprints of Homo erectus in Kenya confirm that he moved on two feet.

El País

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June 08, 2016

Australopithecus ‘Lucy’ had company

Our famous ancestor coexisted with three other species of proto-humans in Africa between 3.8 and 3.3 million years ago. Relations between them are a mystery that scientists are trying to unravel.

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February 25, 2016

Wisdom tooth enigma solved

The third molar reduction in our species responds to a universal mechanism in mammals.

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December 04, 2015

Who ate whom during the Pleistocene?

A Spanish study has served to reconstruct interactions between different species of large mammals of 27 terrestrial trophic networks in Pleistocene Europe for the first time. 

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November 24, 2015

Lucy the australopithecus, Google’s new tribute on the 41st anniversary of her discovery

US multinational Google wanted to make a reference to the discovery of Lucy, one of the key hominids to understand human evolution, with one of its funny doodles.

El Mundo

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October 15, 2015

Neanderthals ‘kept our early ancestors out of Europe’

Ancient teeth found in China suggest Homo sapiens was outwitted by its rivals

The Guardian

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