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

The Original Mama’s Boy

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
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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
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New archaeological dating techniques suggest Neanderthals and humans may not have been neighbors.

Out of (Southern) Africa?

Monday, March 21st, 2011
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Genetic analysis of African hunter-gatherers yields new clues to the geographic origin of our species.

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