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Modern Africans and Europeans Have More Neanderthal Ancestry Than Previously Thought

When the first Neanderthal genome was sequenced, using DNA collected from ancient bones, it was accompanied by the discovery that modern humans in Asia,...

Origin Story: Rewriting Human History Through Our DNA

For most of our evolutionary human history — for most of the time anatomically modern humans have been on Earth — we’ve shared the...

Mysterious Ancient Burial Mound Used for 2,000 Years

Researchers have found evidence that an unremarkable prehistoric burial mound near Bordeaux, in southwest France, was re-used by locals for around 2,000 years. The...

It’s Unlikely South African Fossil Species Is Ancestral to Humans

Statistical analysis of fossil data shows that it is unlikely that Australopithecus sediba, a nearly 2-million-year-old apelike fossil from South Africa, is the direct ancestor...

Study Shows Natural Dyes Used to Color Clothing Thousands of Years Ago

Even thousands of years ago people wore clothing with colorful patterns made from plant- and animal-based dyes. Chemists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU)...

250,000-Year-Old Neanderthal Tooth Found to Have Lead Exposure

Using evidence found in teeth from two Neanderthals from southeastern France, researchers from the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School...

Study Confirms the Massive Scale of the Lowland Maya Civilization

Tulane University researchers, documenting the discovery of dozens of ancient cities in northern Guatemala through the use of jungle-penetrating Lidar (light detection and ranging)...

Ancient Farmers Spared Us From Glaciers, But Profoundly Changed Earth’s Climate

Millennia ago, ancient farmers cleared land to plant wheat and maize, potatoes and squash. They flooded fields to grow rice. They began to raise...

8,000-Year-Old Human Remains Offer New Insights Into Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is one of the most genetically diverse regions of the planet. But scientists never had a concrete theory that clearly explained the...

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