ancient humans

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    Neurology Neanderthal vs human brain using computational anatomy

    Scientists have for the first time set eyes on a three-dimensional Neanderthal brain in the form of a virtual model made to fit the empty, fossilised skulls of long-dead individuals, a study said Thursday. The reconstructed organ confirmed earlier observations, based more loosely on head size...
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    Ancient human-sloth hunt hinted at in 15,000-year-old footprints

    Sometime between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago, a giant ground sloth—a hairy, lumbering beast that weighed as much as a metric ton—wandered along a lakeshore in what is now southern New Mexico. Then, something spooked it. It reared up on its hind legs, swatted at its attackers, and then was lost...
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    Unprecedented wave of large-mammal extinctions linked to ancient humans

    Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and other recent human relatives may have begun hunting large mammal species down to size - by way of extinction - at least 90,000 years earlier than previously thought, says a new study published in the journal Science. Elephant-dwarfing wooly mammoths...