Human ancestors' diet changed 3.5 million years ago
Human ancestors' diet changed 3.5 million years ago - bbc --- by looking at teeth scientist can determine that 3.5 million years ago hominins started eating grasses and animals in addition to their typical forest diet
Nature identified the fossil remains - the oldest and most complete infant skeleton found to date - as those of a three-year-old girl who lived 3.3 million years ago. She belongs to the species Australopithecus afarensis, of which the iconic adult skeleton, nicknamed 'Lucy', is also a member.
After 13 years of meticulous excavation of the nearly complete skeleton of the Australopithecus fossil named Little Foot, South African and French scientists have now convincingly shown that it is probably around 3 million years old
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The 1.8 million-year-old skull is the most complete hominid skull ever found. The idea that there were several different human species walking the Earth two million years ago has been dealt a blow. Instead, scientists say early human fossils found in Africa and Eurasia may have been part of the same species. Continue story -
Neanderthals may have become extinct in Europe some ten thousand years earlier than scientists currently think, a new radiocarbon dating study suggests. Over the past 20 years, it has become widely accepted that the Iberian peninsula - modern day Spain and Portugal - served as a kind of refuge for the last remaining Neanderthals, who survived there five or ten thousand years longer than they did elsewhere in Europe.
New instrument dates old skeleton before 'Lucy'; 'Little Foot' 3.67 million years old
A skeleton named Little Foot is among the oldest hominid skeletons ever dated at 3.67 million years old, according to an advanced dating method. Little Foot is a rare, nearly complete skeleton of Australopithecus first discovered 21 years ago in a cave at Sterkfontein, in central South Africa. Stone tools found at a different level of the Sterkfontein cave also were dated at 2.18 million years old, making them among the oldest known stone tools in South Africa.
Neanderthal. Image credit: Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London. Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) lived in a large swath of Europe and Asia between about 350,000 and 40,000 years ago. They disappeared after anatomically modern humans crossed into Europe from Africa.
3.6 million years ago in Laetoli, Tanzania, two early humans walked through wet volcanic ash. When the nearby volcano erupted again, subsequent layers of ash covered and preserved the oldest known footprints of early humans.
7/27/14 2:26op ''Otzi'' died and was buried in glacial ice 5,300 years ago, alone and in pain, yet the remains of his body and equipment are teaching us more than any previous discovery about that time in history when our ancestors were moving out of the stone age and into the age of metal. He was prepared for his trek through the Tyrolean Alps as well as any modern climber. Click through for more.
2.8 million-year-old fossilized jawbone with small teeth, found in the desert of Ethiopia, may be a transitional fossil between primitive and modern man. Pushing back the dawn of humankind by approximately half a million years, and rewriting what we know about the evolutionary branching that eventually led to modern humans, this fossil is the bone of one of the very first humans and comes from a time when humans split from the more ape-like ancestors, Australopithecus
Human fossils hint at new species The bones, which represent at least five individuals, have been dated to between 11,500 and 14,500 years ago. In general, the individuals had rounded brain cases with prominent brow ridges. Their skull bones were quite thick. Their faces were quite short and flat and tucked under the brain, and they had broad noses.
The Sator Square, one of the earliest known palindromes is a square that reads the same forwards, backwards, upwards and downwards, dating back as far back as 2000 years ago in the ruins of Pompeii. It's meaning has been an enigma, although scholars agree on the individual words. According to John T. Cullen, this meme could mean `God holds the plough, but you turn the furrows'. #Sator_Square #Palindrome