Prehistory

A falange of an imperial eagle from Cova Foradada. (Image: Antonio Rodríguez-Hidalgo)

The Last Neanderthal Necklace

Eagle talons are regarded as the first elements used to make jewelry by Neanderthals, a practice that spread around Southern Europe about 120,000 to 40,000 B.C. Now, for the first time, researchers have found evidence of the ornamental use of…

Vanessa Hayes discussing the significance of the region with Headman ǀkun ǀkunta from an extended Ju/’hoansi family. Living within the homeland region of the greater Kalahari of Namibia, Vanessa has been visiting ǀkun and his extended family for over a decade. ǀkun was proudly one of the many participants who donated his mitogenome to this study. (Image: Chris Bennett, Evolving Picture, Sydney, Australia)

The Homeland of Modern Humans

A study has concluded that the earliest ancestors of anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) emerged in a southern African “homeland” and thrived there for 70,000 years. The breakthrough findings are published in the prestigious journal Nature.

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The Last Neanderthal Necklace

Eagle talons are regarded as the first elements used to make jewelry by Neanderthals, a practice that spread around Southern Europe about 120,000 to 40,000 B.C. Now, for the first…

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The Homeland of Modern Humans

A study has concluded that the earliest ancestors of anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) emerged in a southern African “homeland” and thrived there for 70,000 years. The breakthrough findings…

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What Delayed Earth’s Oxygenation?

Powering a massive biosphere on Earth, photosynthesis is the light-mediated reaction that converts carbon dioxide and water to carbohydrates and oxygen. About 2.3 billion years ago, this reaction led to…