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human origins, evo devo, human development, forensic science, burial practices, medical history, paleomicrobiology, phytopaleontology, skeletal evidence of human remains in the archeological record

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Genetic tests of ancient settlers' remains show that Europe is a melting pot of bloodlines from Africa, the Middle East, and today's Russia.The idea that there were once “pure” populations of ancestral Europeans, there since the days of woolly … National Geographic, Dna Lab, Les Descendants, Parque Natural, Les Continents, European Languages, Southern Europe, Out Of Africa, Ancestry
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The first Europeans weren’t who you might think — National Geographic

New tests prove that Europe has been a melting pot since the Ice Age.

Mysterious ancient human found on the ‘roof of the world’A fossil jaw shatters records for the earliest inhabitants of the Tibetan Plateau—and gives new insights into the enigmatic Denisovans. University Of The Witwatersrand, University Of Toronto, Cool Pictures, Cool Photos, Amazing Photos, Human Fossils, Human Genome, Mystery Of History, The Monks
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Mysterious ancient human found on the “roof of the world” — National Geographic

A fossil jaw shatters records for the earliest inhabitants of the Tibetan plateau—and gives new insights into the enigmatic Denisovans.

First glimpse at what ancient Denisovans may have looked like, using DNA methylation data

DNA reveals first look at enigmatic human relative — National Geographic

For nearly a decade, researchers have puzzled over what the Denisovans looked like. Now, we have our best model yet of the species' skeleton.

Ancient DNA from cave fossils in Belgium and Germany shows an unbroken genetic line of the extinct hominids emerged at least years ago.

Ancient DNA reveals new twists in Neanderthal migration — National Geographic

Genetic surprises pulled from 120,000-year-old bones showcase the nuanced history of this close human relative.

Scientists put a face on an ancient human ancestor — The Wall Street Journal

Scientists put a face on an ancient human ancestor — The Wall Street Journal

Scientists said they discovered the fossilized cranium of a distant human relation, Australopithecus anamensis, who lived in East Africa 3.8 million years ago and predated the famous prehistoric human forebear Lucy.

A new species of human has emerged from the stunning discovery of the greatest single assemblage of fossilised skulls and bones ever found in Africa – the continent where the story of human origins first began.

A Brand New Humanoid Species is Discovered in a Cave

A Brand New Humanoid Species is Discovered in a Cave - YouTube

After years of digging, archaeologists discover nine medieval graves holding the remains of at least 300 people. Institute Of Physics, Almighty Allah, Academy Of Sciences, Human Development, The Grim, Human Body, At Least, Russia, History

Mass Graves in Russia Tell the Grim Story of Mongol Invasion — WIRED

After years of digging, archaeologists discover nine medieval graves holding the remains of at least 300 people.

Controversial new study pinpoints where all modern humans arose — National Geographic

Controversial new study pinpoints where all modern humans arose — National Geographic

Controversial new study pinpoints where all modern humans arose

Solving Cold Case Murders With Decomposing Corpses and Forensic Science

Decomposing Bodies to Solve Cold Case Murders — VICE

VICE visits the University of South Florida’s Facility for Outdoor Research and Training (FORT) to learn about how studying decomposing bodies in Florida’s subtropical environment helps solve some of the nation’s cold cases.

Can DNA solve the mystery of Europe’s pointy skulls? Dna Lab, Semitic Languages, Dna Results, Bronze Age, First They Came, National Geographic, Mystery, Biological Anthropology

Can DNA solve the mystery of Europe’s pointy skulls? — National Geographic

A new genomic study tries to see if there’s a correlation between artificial cranial deformation and migration following the collapse of the Roman Empire.

In experiments with mice, Karsenty's team noted that within three minutes of being placed in a stressful situation, the rodents' levels of osteocalcin spiked to four times the baseline amount. Researchers found a similar response in people. Fight Or Flight Response, No Response, Biological Anthropology, Acute Stress, Australian National University, Muscle Function, Visual Schedules, Scientific American, Human Development

Scientists Discover What's Behind the Fight or Flight Response — Newsweek

September 14, 2019 Scientists are examining what is really behind the human fight-or-flight response—a bodily reaction to mental and physical stressors that prepares us either to stay and combat the threat (fight) or to flee to safety (flight). The answer is osteocalcin, a hormone produced in the bones. Gerard Karsenty, a geneticist at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center, is one of the scientists behind this decades-long exploration of fight-or-flight. According to reporting by

A skull is the oldest Homo sapiens fossil found outside Africa. Apidima 1 Is the Oldest Human Fossil Outside Africa - The Atlantic

The story of humans and Neanderthals in Europe is being rewritten — The Atlantic

A 210,000-year-old skull is the oldest Homo sapiens fossil found outside Africa.

Bone anatomy, consisting of hundreds of bones arranged from head to toe. Uniquely, all the bones are different from one another. Of course, all become one unit, forming the anatomy of human bones.

How modern life is transforming the human skeleton — BBC Future

From spikes on the skull to shrinking elbows, our skeletons are transforming

Archaeologists Unearth Remains of Infants Wearing 'Helmets' Made from the Skulls of Other Children

Archaeologists Unearth Remains of Infants Wearing 'Helmets' Made From the Skulls of Other Children

Members of Ecuador's Guangala culture may have outfitted the infants in skulls as a protective measure

Lovers of Modena skeletons holding hands were both men - BBC News

Lovers of Modena skeletons holding hands were both men — BBC News

The male skeletons, buried in Roman times, have been holding hands for around 1,500 years.

Where you grew up, what you ate—your bones record your life — National Geographic

Where you grew up, what you ate—your bones record your life — National Geographic

Archaeologists use isotopic analysis to determine population movements and diets from chemical signatures in ancient human remains.