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Today in Bacon History - August 23

20 Million Years Ago – A solo Dinohyus Hollandi, or “Big Pig,” is killed and eaten by a pack of highly-intelligent apes, apes that may have gone on to become humans a full 20 million years before our current timeline. 130 palabras más

Additional Pieces of Neandertal 1: History Aiding Science

I used to study anthropology, I spent time memorizing details of human bones, pouring over primate anatomy, and trying to understand the fragmentary hominin fossil record, Now, I study history, I focus more on the stories of those fragmentary fossil discoveries, and the ways scientists studied those fossils that led to the knowledge of human evolution today. 1.265 palabras más

History Of Science

The First to Name a New Hominin Species: Remembering William King

Neanderthals are arguably the most well known hominin species (other than our own) that have ever existed. Thanks to their European inhabitance and widespread burial practices, paleoanthropologists have tons of Neanderthal individuals to study and make sense of. 881 palabras más

History Of Science

Hey, DNA: What is it good for?

So why do we still have bits of Neanderthal DNA hanging around after so many years? Of course it could just be random junk, but it’s more fun to think that it might be useful. 914 palabras más


A Neandertal Ancestor for a Early European

At last week’s Biology of Genomes meeting in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, Qiaomei Fu, a palaeogenomicist at Harvard Medical School, raised the concept that modern humans were mating with Neanderthals right near the time they became extinct. 214 palabras más


Many cultures existed in Europe about 40-45,000 years ago. About 42,000 years ago, in southern Europe, the Protoaurignacian developed and the culture that followed marked a turning point in modern humanity. 184 palabras más