Monday, February 19, 2018

SCIENCE and ARTS

Levallois Stone Tools In India 385,000 Years Ago

A study published today in the journal Nature analyzed more than 7,200 stone tools from middle Paleolithic Attirampakkam creekside site in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu....

The Modern Human Cerebellum & Parietal Lobe Evolved Recently

As mentioned yesterday, Jebel Irhoud documents an early African Homo sapiens. The specimen represents mixture of archaic and modern features, such as an elongated braincase compared to the...

The Misliya Specimen Pushes Homo sapiens Out of Africa by more than 50,000 Years

A paper published Science reports an interesting date of a human fossil from the Misliya Cave, a cave tucked in the western slopes of Mount Carmel in Israel....

Ancient DNA Reveal the Foundation Event of the Peopling of the Americas

At a site known today as the Upward Sun River, near the Tanana River Valley in Central Alaska, Ben Potter of the University of Alaska Fairbanks unearthed the cremated remains...

Neanderthal Introgression Gave Us Back Even More Ancient DNA

Tony Capra of Vanderbilt University in Nashville hypothesized last week at the annual meeting of The American Society of Human Genetics that genes we have considered to variant...

Little Foot, the 3.6-Million-Year-Old Human Ancestor Unveiled to Public

The skull of Australopithecus prometheus, known as “Little Foot,” is on display now.PHOTOGRAPH BY MUJAHID SAFODIEN, AFP, GETTY Two days ago, Little Foot, Stw 573, the near-complete Australopithecine skeleton...

The Complexity of the Peopling of the Eurasia

Science has published a new paper today looking at the peopling of Eurasia. The results of the paper challenge the single Out of Africa model by ultimately stating...

The Hidden Life of Neolithic Women Seen Via Their Humeri

A 3D model created using a scan of an upper arm (humerus) bone from a prehistoric woman farmer In this week’s journal Science Advances, University of Cambridge researchers compared...

The First Ancient DNA Studies of African Humans

If you have noticed there is a paucity of ancient DNA studies from Africa. I’m not entirly sure why. Part of it can because there simply are not...

Modern Dogs Evolved From A Single Population of Wolves About 40,000 Years Ago

This dog cranium was discovered in Germany in 2010, next to Neolithic human remains. The skull is about 4,700 years old. Photo by Amelie Scheu Research led by Krishna Veeramah at...

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LiDAR Scanning reveals ‘lost’ ancient Angamuco city ‘had as many buildings as Manhattan’

The city of Angamuco, which occupies a lava field on the eastern edge of the Lake Pátzcuaro basin. Photograph: C Fisher LiDAR is a...

How to Style Your Bedroom for a Good Night’s Sleep

We’ve all fawned over a gorgeous, cozy bedroom before. Crisp white sheets, the perfect amount of light, comforters so cushy you’d never want...

22 Bold and Beautiful Celebrity Afros That Helped Define Black History

Women of color have long been encouraged to adopt European beauty standards instead of embracing the versatility of their natural hair. And in...

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