Roughly 9,000 years ago, humans had mastered farming to the point where food was plentiful. Then, abruptly, these proto-cities were abandoned for millennia.
Neanderthals did not really go extinct -- they were simply absorbed into the modern human gene pool of Europeans and Asians. Continue reading →
Ancient hunter-gatherers from the area that is now Morocco had cavities and missing teeth, a new study finds.
Two million years ago in South Africa, a cross between humans and apes walked with a pigeon-toed gait, ate mostly veggies and spent a lot of time swinging in the trees.
A neanderthal skeleton unearthed in Italy shows interbreeding with humans, the first such known hybrid.
Neanderthal brains focused more on vision and movement, leaving less room for cognition related to social networking.
Now that we have the Classic Mayan's example to learn from, along with all sorts of other advanced scientific understanding of human effects on the planet, can we do any better?
Starting around 2,250 years ago, the presence of people's poo painted a picture of human population changes around a northern Norwegian lake.
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