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Most human origins stories are not compatible with known fossils

Most human origins stories are not compatible with known fossils

In the 150 years since Charles Darwin speculated that humans originated in Africa, the number of species in the human family tree has explod...
First member of ill-fated 1845 Franklin expedition is identified by DNA analysis

First member of ill-fated 1845 Franklin expedition is identified by DNA analysis

The identity of the skeletal remains of a member of the 1845 Franklin expedition has been confirmed using DNA and genealogical analyses by a...
Dinosaurs that hunted in the dark

Dinosaurs that hunted in the dark

Today's 10,000 species of birds live in virtually every habitat on Earth, but only a handful have adaptations enabling them to hunt acti...
Slender-snouted Besanosaurus was an 8 m long marine snapper

Slender-snouted Besanosaurus was an 8 m long marine snapper

Middle Triassic ichthyosaurs are rare, and mostly small in size. The new Besanosaurus specimens described in the peer-reviewed journal PeerJ...
Independent evolutionary origins of vertebrate dentitions, according to latest study

Independent evolutionary origins of vertebrate dentitions, according to latest study

The origins of a pretty smile have long been sought in the fearsome jaws of living sharks which have been considered living fossils reflecti...
The last battle of Anne of Brittany: isotopic study of the soldiers of 1491

The last battle of Anne of Brittany: isotopic study of the soldiers of 1491

A multidisciplinary team of researchers from INRAP, CNRS, the universities of Ottawa, Rennes 2, Toulouse III Paul Sabatier and the Max Planc...
Human remains from Tudor warship Mary Rose reveal multinational crew

Human remains from Tudor warship Mary Rose reveal multinational crew

The biographies of eight crew found among the remains of the Tudor warship Mary Rose have been revealed using the latest archaeological meth...
New, almost non-destructive archaeogenetic sampling method developed

New, almost non-destructive archaeogenetic sampling method developed

An Austrian-American research team (University of Vienna, Department Evolutionary Anthropology and Harvard Medical School, Department of Gen...
Study offers earliest evidence of humans changing ecosystems with fire

Study offers earliest evidence of humans changing ecosystems with fire

Mastery of fire has given humans dominance over the natural world. A Yale-led study provides the earliest evidence to date of ancient humans...
Ancient DNA reveals origin of first Bronze Age civilizations in Europe

Ancient DNA reveals origin of first Bronze Age civilizations in Europe

The first civilisations to build monumental palaces and urban centres in Europe are more genetically homogenous than expected, according to ...
The oldest human burial site in Africa uncovered

The oldest human burial site in Africa uncovered

Despite being home to the earliest signs of modern human behaviour, early evidence of burials in Africa are scarce and often ambiguous. Ther...

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