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“Human Ancestors”

Oct 27, 2014 07:30 AM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Neanderthals disappeared from Europe 40,000 years ago, about the same time as the region's biggest volcanic blast. But don't blame the volcano.
Oct 22, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The Hobbit Human descended from the more-ancient, pre-human group Australopithecus, argues one of the world's leading anthropologists. Continue reading →
Oct 22, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A Siberian man who was part human and part Neanderthal is shedding light on when Africans first successfully settled in Europe and Asia...and mated with Neanderthals who were already living there. Continue reading →
Oct 21, 2014 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Our ancestor's ability to survive the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs could have important medical applications that one day could help a manned trip to Mars.
Sep 27, 2014 08:00 AM ET // ABC Science News
New evidence suggests that refined stone weapons were developed in Armenia about 325,000 years ago.
Sep 18, 2014 11:52 AM ET // AFP
Mainstream theory was that Europeans descended from two groups: early farmers who moved into Europe and local hunter-gatherers they interbred with.
Aug 28, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Eric Niiler
The petite Dorset people went extinct before the Vikings arrived and never mixed with Inuit or Eskimo peoples.
Aug 20, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Neanderthals did not really go extinct -- they were simply absorbed into the modern human gene pool of Europeans and Asians.  Continue reading →
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