homo sapiens

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    Map of Neanderthal remains

    This is a very cool and interesting map that I found. All the samples form and arc, but it has a hole in its North. And even though the world has been more glacial, we still have examples of Modern Human (Sapiens) in the North Central Eurasian area like Kostenki and Ust-ishim.
  2. Jovialis

    When did Homo sapiens first reach Southeast Asia and Sahul?

    Abstract Anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens, AMH) began spreading across Eurasia from Africa and adjacent Southwest Asia about 50,000–55,000 years ago (ca. 50–55 ka). Some have argued that human genetic, fossil, and archaeological data indicate one or more prior dispersals, possibly as...
  3. Jovialis

    Homo sapiens developed a new ecological niche that separated it from other hominins

    Critical review of growing archaeological and palaeoenvironmental datasets relating to the Middle and Late Pleistocene (300-12 thousand years ago) hominin dispersals within and beyond Africa, published today in Nature Human Behaviour, demonstrates unique environmental settings and adaptations...
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    78,000 year cave record from East Africa shows early cultural innovations

    The first substantial cave record from coastal Kenya ranges from the Middle Stone Age to the Iron Age, showing gradual changes in cultural, technological and symbolic innovations beginning at 67,000 years ago. A project led by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History has...
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    Homo sapiens' drawing ability may relate to hunting techniques

    Neanderthals had large brains and made complex tools but never demonstrated the ability to draw recognizable images, unlike early modern humans who created vivid renderings of animals and other figures on rocks and cave walls. That artistic gap may be due to differences in the way they hunted...
  6. Maciamo

    Neanderthal's brain matured more slowly than Homo sapiens and other primates

    For those who still thought of Neanderthals as brutish retards, think again. It was already known that they had bigger brains than us, they could talk, buried their dead long before Homo sapiens, used medicinal plants, made and used painting and jewellery, and that they may have invented...
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    First Homo sapiens may have appeared in North Africa 300,000 years ago (Hublin 2017)

    Prehistory is being rewritten once again! BBC News: 'First of our kind' found in Morocco The idea that modern people evolved in a single "cradle of humanity" in East Africa some 200,000 years ago is no longer tenable, new research suggests. Fossils of five early humans have been found in...
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    Root of Y-DNA phylogentic tree revised to 338,000 years (before Homo Sapiens)

    A very exciting new paper was released yesterday, confirming the announcement four months ago that the common ancestor to all human male lineages lived much longer ago than what believed so far. An African American Paternal Lineage Adds an Extremely Ancient Root to the Human Y Chromosome...