Humans news stories

Homo sapiens or Denisovans? Who made stunning cave jewellery and artefacts up to 48,000 years ago?
6th February 2019 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Eminent Siberian archeologist Professor Mikhail Shunkov challenges Western claims casting doubt on this being the work of ancient Denisovans.

Who peopled South America? New ancient DNA study reveals continent’s first inhabitants
6th February 2019 | Ancient, Humans

Around 9,000 years ago Clovis-associated individuals were “almost completely replaced” by a population that now resembles modern day indigenous individuals in South America.

Britain broke off from Europe 450,000 years ago – and it made us the people we are today
6th February 2019 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans

The defining features of our island shaped our history in ways we might not even understand.

Ancient desert tomb reveals 50 Egyptian mummies including 12 preserved children
5th February 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

The mummies were found inside four nine-metre deep burial chambers in the desert province of Minya, south of Cairo.

Flat Earth rising: meet the people casting aside 2,500 years of science – video
5th February 2019 | | Humans

A YouGov poll indicated that a third of Americans aged 18 to 24 were unsure of the shape of our planet, in spite of scientific proofs from Pythagoras to Nasa.

Women’s brains appear three years younger than men’s
5th February 2019 | | Humans

May explain why women more likely to stay mentally sharp in later years.

A Mysterious Third Human Species Lived Alongside Neanderthals in This Cave
2nd February 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

While these relatives are extinct, their legacy lives on in the modern humans who carry fragments of their DNA and in the tiny artifacts and bones they left behind.

The giant panda’s unusual diet may be the result of human pressure
2nd February 2019 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Civilisation’s rise drove it into China’s bamboo forests.

A uniquely American tale of Native American resilience
2nd February 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

Paul Andrew Hutton is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of New Mexico. His latest book is “The Apache Wars.”

American colonisation killed so many people it triggered climate change, study suggests
2nd February 2019 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans

‘Genocide-generated drop in CO2’ resulted from abandoned farmland turning into forests that sucked climate-warming gas from atmosphere.

Fresh clues to the life and times of the Denisovans, a little-known ancient group of humans
31st January 2019 | Ancient, Humans

Two studies provide the first timeline for the Denisovan fossils and DNA, as well as the environments that the Denisovans experienced.

We need to end “parachute” research which sidelines the work of African scientists
31st January 2019 | Humans

This refers to the practice of scientists and research groups from the global north conducting research and collecting data in poorer parts of the world, and giving little or no credit to their local collaborators.

Humans colonized diverse environments in Southeast Asia and Oceania during the Pleistocene
31st January 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

New study reviews the palaeoecological information associated with hominin dispersals into Southeast Asia and Oceania throughout the Pleistocene.

Ancient Canadian quinoa suggests food globalized earlier than we thought
28th January 2019 | Ancient, Humans

Just as 21st-century Americans can visit a grocery store stocked with citrus grown in Florida and quinoa from South America, ancient people may have looked beyond what grew locally for dinner.

Modern Humans Reached Spain Earlier Than Thought
28th January 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

Discovery of advanced tools in Malaga thousands of years before modern humans were thought to be there may not be that odd: Humans in North Africa 300,000 years ago could see Spain from their porch

Australia Day protests: Tens of thousands march against ‘celebration of colonisation and genocide’
28th January 2019 | | Humans

Prime minister Scott Morrison defends annual holiday and opposes any changes as protestors take to streets in cities across country

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