The cave Kozarnika in northwestern Bulgaria French scientists have discovered an ancient animal bone engraved with symbols on it. This finding may be the most ancient material evidence of the ability of our ancestors to the artistic generalization.
The discovery made by anthropologists from the Institute of
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A series of parallel lines carved on animal bones 1.2-1.4 million years ago, may serve as the earliest example of human symbolic behavior. Experts from the University of Bordeaux claim that no action, carrying the practical value (for example, cutting the animal) could not leave these marks.
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Neanderthals were the sailor's soul
40,000 years ago the human race was represented by two biological species — Homo neandertalensis and Homo sapiens. Particular differences between them were not, though, judging by the analysis of DNA, they could not have common descendants. Neanderthals were a
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Mysterious discovery that no it does not fit in the modern history of human development. Homo floresiensis (Man-hobbit) — a completely new kind of people
Australian anthropologists have presented the reconstruction of the woman's face, "the hobbit." Representatives of the now extinct species Homo floresiensis.
Susan Hayes, an anthropologist with expertise in forensic science, has spent his colleagues to recreate the look of "The Hobbit" and more than a year on the Australian archaeological conference presented the results — we saw the face of a woman who at
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New African discovery — a fossilized skull of a hominid that lived in Kenya 930 thousand years ago. This essentially refers to the species Homo erectus, though his skull less than other well-known skulls of this species.
Cranium caused a new wave of debate about how to
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Found in Denisova Cave in the Altai fossils belong to a previously unknown branch of human development, reported AP.
Scientists at the University of California at Santa Cruz, conducted a thorough investigation turned into a fossil finger bone a little girl, who died about 30 thousand years ago. According to experts, this girl was neither modern humans or Neanderthals.
It belongs to the same type and found in Denisova Cave molar, similar in structure to the teeth "Homo erectus" or Homo erectus. It is known that the Asian view of this branch of human development could interbreed with the "Homo
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Paul Davis (Paul Davies), a physics professor at the Australian Centre for Astrobiology (Australian Centre for Astrobiology) Macquarie University (Macquarie University) made a statement that the discovery of the remains in Indonesia Homo floresiensis, informally referred to as the hobbits must not only affect the scientific basis
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Leading anthropologists Australia, Indonesia and other countries have questioned the sensational discovery in October 2004 on the Indonesian island of Flores skeleton humanoid creatures previously unknown species that lived there about 13,000 years ago.
More and more scientists came to the conclusion that this creature is none
Continue reading Indonesia: The hobbit was sick homo sapiens
Found in 2004 on the Indonesian island of Flores hominid remains long been identified as one of the "lost links" of human development. These creatures, for his small stature was nicknamed "the Indonesian hobbits", inhabited Southeast Asia about 18,000 years ago. Recent studies have shown that in fact the remains do not belong to one of the ancestors of people, and a parallel branch of humanity.
"Indonesian Hobbits", which was given the scientific name Homo floresienses, had a height of about one meter and weighs 30 kilograms. Their brain volume of 400 cubic centimeters — three times less
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The find was discovered in the Crimea in the parking lot Buran-Kaya
In Ukraine, there are the remains of Homo sapiens, which dates back to the age of 32 thousand years. Age finds was determined by radiocarbon analysis. If these data are correct, then found the remains of Homo sapiens — the oldest in Eastern Europe.
The find was discovered in the Crimea in the parking lot Buran-Kaya, were found there: tools, teeth, bones, carved ivory, and the remains of antelopes, hares and foxes.
The study is published in PLoS ONE.
Buran-Kaya caves were first discovered in
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