Posts Tagged ‘human origins’

Tiny Bone, Millions of Genes

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
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A small pinky bone, tens of thousands of years old, offers as complete a genome sequence as living humans.

Hunter-Gatherer Genes

Monday, August 27th, 2012

What can the genes of three hunter-gatherer populations in Africa tell us about human origins?

Homo rudolfensis

Monday, August 20th, 2012
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What can new fossil discoveries tell us about our human lineage? Zeray Alemseged tells us…

Claw or Nail?

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

What’s the difference between a claw and nail? Perhaps human origins!

The Original Mama’s Boy

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Chemical analysis of fossilized teeth shows our early male ancestors never roamed too far from home.

Never the Twain Shall Meet

Monday, May 16th, 2011

New archaeological dating techniques suggest Neanderthals and humans may not have been neighbors.

Out of (Southern) Africa?

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Genetic analysis of African hunter-gatherers yields new clues to the geographic origin of our species.

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