News tagged with modern human

Shouldering the burden of evolution

As early humans increasingly left forests and utilized tools, they took an evolutionary step away from apes. But what this last common ancestor with apes looked like has remained unclear. A new study led by researchers at ...

dateSep 08, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Deciphering the demise of Neandertals

Researchers from the University of Bologna, Italy, and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, analysed two deciduous teeth from the prehistoric sites of Grotta di Fumane and Riparo Bombrini ...

dateApr 24, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Big toe's big bone holds evolutionary key

Our skeletons hold tell-tale signs that show that human bipedalism โ€“ walking upright and on two feet โ€“ are unique to humans especially when compared to our closest living relatives, apes. Exactly when these signs first ...

dateMar 13, 2015 in Evolution
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