Human Evolution

Pennsylvania University Museum’s Artifacts are at Risk from Demolition Nearby

Pennsylvania University Museum’s Artifacts are at Risk from Demolition Nearby

Demolition work at the Pennsylvania University (UPENN) has raised fear for some precious and ancient artifacts at Penn Museum. The authorities decided to shift them elsewhere following concerns over their fragility. A 23-story medical office tower and 850-car parking garage is being demolished to give way to a hospital pavilion, which will be constructed soon.

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Early humans ate tortoises as side dish: archeologists discover

Early humans ate tortoises as side dish: archeologists discover

A new archeological discovery at the famous Qesem cave site in Israel revealed that prehistoric cave-dwellers ate tortoises as an appetiser or side dish, the latest edition of the journal Quaternary Science Reviews reported.

A team of researchers discovered tortoise remains in large quantities at the Qesem cave site, which has long been a hotbed for archeological research on ancient humans. The researchers determined that ancient hunter-gatherers used to crack open tortoises and ate them as side dish on top of the large game.

Scientists unearth earliest evidence of warfare between stone-age hunter-gatherers

Scientists unearth earliest evidence of warfare between stone-age hunter-gatherers

Nearly 10,000 years back more than 27 members of a tribe were killed and the event was earliest proof of warfare between stone-age hunter-gatherers. A group of scientists from Cambridge University discovered the fossilized remnants of the victims, preserved in the sediment of a marshy pool that dried up thousands of years back.

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Genomic Analysis Revealed Migration Trends of Roman Gladiators

Genomic Analysis Revealed Migration Trends of Roman Gladiators

A team of researchers investigating a mass grave in York revealed that the people, whose bodies are present in the grave, migrated further than previously estimated. The team, which consists of Prof Dan Bradley from Trinity College Dublin and his colleagues, examined the genomes of nine individuals belonging to Roman-era York.

Earth experiences Signs of New Geological Epoch, Thanks to Overwhelming Human Activity

Earth experiences Signs of New Geological Epoch, Thanks to Overwhelming Human Activity

Earth’s 4.5 billion years old history is witnessing a new geological epoch for the second time. Before this, earthlings suffered a terrible climate change more than 11,500 years ago. A new study has suggested that time has come to welcome Anthropocene as impacts of human activity on the planet are not overwhelming.

Scientists Sequence Very First Genome from Ancient Irish Humans

Scientists at the Trinity College Dublin and archaeologists from Queen’s University Belfast said they have successfully completed sequencing of the first ancient Irish human genome. Researchers said the data they have collected is helping them find several answers to the origins of and culture of Ireland’s people.

According to the findings of the study published in an international journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, the team sequenced the genome of an early farmer woman.

Beachgoer finds Rare Spearhead that could reveal Prehistoric Life in New Jersey

Beachgoer finds Rare Spearhead that could reveal Prehistoric Life in New Jersey

Earlier, a beachgoer discovered something that could hold clues to prehistoric life in New Jersey and Americas. The thing that was discovered by a woman is a rare spearhead that, according to experts, could be more than 10,000 years old.

The ancient projectile point was discovered by a 58-year-old Lanoka Harbor resident, Audrey Stanick, on October 6 when she was walking along the Jersey Shore with her sister. According to Stanick, they were searching for sea glass on the beach. On Tuesday, the spearhead was examined by the New Jersey State Museum.

Homo Naledi Used to have Tool-Friendly Hand Anatomy

Homo Naledi Used to have Tool-Friendly Hand Anatomy

After examining the fossil remains of Homo Naledi found in a South African cave, scientists said that they may have been handy with tools and walked much like a person. On studying the well-preserved foot and hand bones they said that they used to have many similar characteristics with our species along with some primitive traits useful for tree climbing.

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Australian Scientists Find Species Similar to Humans

Australian Scientists Find Species Similar to Humans

Researchers in Australia have traced as many as 15 partial skeletons of a species, which they claimed, that looked similar to humans. The skeletons were found in a burial chamber in South Africa.

The species have been given the name Homo Naledi. These were spotted by a team of scientists who travelled hundred metres and braved a 20-centimetre gap to enter a dark, dingy narrow passage.

First Americans came from Siberia around 23,000 years ago: study

First Americans came from Siberia around 23,000 years ago: study

A new research has debunked the decades-old popular idea that Native Americans draw their genetic heritage from Polynesians or people from the European Continent.

According to the new research, conducted by a team of genetics experts from Harvard Medical School, the first humans to reach the American Continent came from Siberia in a single group nearly 23,000 years ago, at the peak of the last Ice Age. Siberia is now a part of Russia.

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