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Neanderthal thumbs better adapted to holding tools with handles

Neanderthal thumbs better adapted to holding tools with handles

Neanderthal thumbs were better adapted to holding tools in the same way that we hold a hammer, according to a paper published in Scientific ...
Ancient blanket made with 11,500 turkey feathers

Ancient blanket made with 11,500 turkey feathers

The ancient inhabitants of the American Southwest used around 11,500 feathers to make a turkey feather blanket, according to a new paper in ...
Water-to-land transition in early tetrapods

Water-to-land transition in early tetrapods

The water-to-land transition is one of the most important and inspiring major transitions in vertebrate evolution. And the question of how a...
Bird with tall, sickle-shaped beak reveals hidden diversity during the age of dinosaurs

Bird with tall, sickle-shaped beak reveals hidden diversity during the age of dinosaurs

A Cretaceous-age, crow-sized bird from Madagascar would have sliced its way through the air wielding a large, blade-like beak and offers imp...
Genetic study reveals Neanderthals could tolerate smoke

Genetic study reveals Neanderthals could tolerate smoke

The idea that modern humans displaced Neanderthals because they were better protected against toxins from smoke is now under fire. An earlie...
First exhaustive review of fossils recovered from Iberian archaeological sites

First exhaustive review of fossils recovered from Iberian archaeological sites

Despite being rare, fossils nonetheless appear to be common elements in archaeological records. Their presence is documented at some of the ...
Secrets of the 'lost crops' of eastern North America

Secrets of the 'lost crops' of eastern North America

 Blame it on the bison. If not for the wooly, boulder-sized beasts that once roamed North America in vast herds, ancient people might have l...
T. rex had huge growth spurts, but other dinos grew "slow and steady"

T. rex had huge growth spurts, but other dinos grew "slow and steady"

Tyrannosaurus rex was one of the biggest meat-eating dinosaurs of all time--it measured up to 42 feet long from snout to tail and would have...
Ireland's only dinosaurs discovered in Antrim

Ireland's only dinosaurs discovered in Antrim

The only dinosaur bones ever found on the island of Ireland have been formally confirmed for the first time by a team of experts from the Un...
Ancient people relied on coastal environments to survive the Last Glacial Maximum

Ancient people relied on coastal environments to survive the Last Glacial Maximum

Humans have a longstanding relationship with the sea that spans nearly 200,000 years. Researchers have long hypothesized that places like co...

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