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October 20, 2020

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Climate Change Likely Drove Early Human Species to Extinction, Modeling Study Suggests

Of the six or more different species of early humans, all belonging to the genus Homo, only we Homo sapiens have managed to survive. Now, a study ...

Modern Humans Took Detours on Their Way to Europe

Favourable climatic conditions influenced the sequence of settlement movements of Homo sapiens in the Levant on their way from Africa to Europe. In a first step, modern humans settled along the coast ...

Battling With Neighbors Could Make Animals Smarter

From ants to primates, 'Napoleonic' intelligence has evolved to help animals contend with the myriad cognitive challenges arising from interactions with rival outsiders, suggest ...

6,500-Year-Old Copper Workshop Uncovered in the Negev Desert's Beer Sheva

A new study indicates that a workshop for smelting copper ore once operated in the Neveh Noy neighborhood of Beer Sheva, the capital of the Negev Desert. The new study also shows that the site may ...
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How Neanderthals Adjusted to Climate Change

Climate change occurring shortly before their disappearance triggered a complex change in the behavior of late Neanderthals in Europe: they developed more complex tools, suggests new ...

New Neural Network Differentiates Middle and Late Stone Age Toolkits

The change from Middle Stone Age (MSA) to Later Stone Age (LSA) marks a major cultural change amongst our hunter-gatherer ancestors, but distinguishing between these two industrial complexes is not ...

Vast Stone Monuments Constructed in Arabia 7,000 Years Ago

New archaeological research in Saudi Arabia documents hundreds of stone structures interpreted as monumental sites where early pastoralists carried out ...

Termite-Fishing Chimpanzees Provide Clues to the Evolution of Technology

Unlike chimpanzees in East and West Africa, who use a single tool to extract termites, chimpanzees in Central Africa's Congo Basin use tool sets -- puncturing sticks or perforating twigs plus ...

200,000 Years Ago, Humans Preferred to Kip Cozy

Researchers in South Africa's Border Cave have found evidence that people have been using grass bedding to create comfortable areas for sleeping and working on at least 200,000 years ...

Australian Indigenous Banana Cultivation Found to Go Back Over 2,000 Years

Archaeologists have found the earliest evidence of Indigenous communities cultivating bananas in Australia. The evidence of cultivation and plant management dates back 2,145 years and was found at ...

Landmarks Facing Climate Threats Could 'Transform'

Researchers asked whether heritage sites threatened by climate change should be allowed to adapt and ...

DNA from an Ancient, Unidentified Ancestor Was Passed Down to Humans Living Today

A new analysis of ancient genomes suggests that different branches of the human family tree interbred multiple times, and that some humans carry DNA from an archaic, unknown ...

An Iconic Native American Stone Tool Technology Discovered in Arabia

A new article examines fluted projectile points from southern Arabia, detailing production methods and technical aspects that indicate differences in function from the technology of the Americas, ...

Dinosaur Relative's Genome Linked to Mammals: Curious Genome of Ancient Reptile

Biologists have sequenced the genome of the tuatara, a lizard-like creature that lives on the islands of New ...

Neanderthals May Have Had a Lower Threshold for Pain

Nerve cells have a special ion channel that has a key role in starting the electrical impulse that signals pain and is sent to the brain. New research finds that people who inherited the Neanderthal ...

Foxes Have Been Eating Humans' Leftovers for 42,000 Years

The diets of ancient foxes were influenced by humans, and these small carnivores might be tracers of human activity over ...

Earliest Humans Stayed at the Americas 'Oldest Hotel' in Mexican Cave

A cave in a remote part of Mexico was visited by humans around 30,000 years ago - 15,000 years earlier than people were previously thought to have reached the Americas. Excavations of Chiquihuite ...

Archaeologists Use Tooth Enamel Protein to Show Sex of Human Remains

A new method for estimating the biological sex of human remains based on reading protein sequences rather than DNA has been used to study an archaeological site in Northern California. The ...

Weaving Indigenous Knowledge With Scientific Research: A Balanced Approach

Insights from bicultural research can enhance practical applications from a palaeotsunami database to land-use decisions, according to a new ...

Hyksos, 15th Dynasty Rulers of Ancient Egypt, Were an Internal Takeover

The Hyksos, who ruled during the 15th Dynasty of ancient Egypt, were not foreign invaders, but a group who rose to power from within, according to a new ...

Rewriting History: New Evidence Challenges Euro-Centric Narrative of Early Colonization

New research provides evidence that Indigenous people continued to live in southeastern US and actively resist European influence for nearly 150 years after the arrival of Spanish explorers in the ...

First Confirmed Underwater Aboriginal Archaeological Sites Found Off Australian Coast

Ancient submerged Aboriginal archaeological sites await underwater rediscovery off the coast of Australia, according to a ...

Ancient Maya Reservoirs Contained Toxic Pollution

Reservoirs in the heart of an ancient Maya city were so polluted with mercury and algae that the water likely was undrinkable. Researchers found toxic levels of pollution in two central reservoirs in ...

Non-Tobacco Plant Identified in Ancient Pipe for First Time

People in what is now Washington State were smoking Rhus glabra, a plant commonly known as smooth sumac, more than 1,400 years ago. The discovery marks the first-time scientists have identified ...

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