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A tidbit about DNA....

Naturally, we genies are interested in the rapidly-expanding science of DNA: how we become who we are over time, thanks to our ancestors. But here’s an interesting tidbit about genetics from the book… 72 palabras más

A Deeper Introgression Of Ancient Humans and Neanderthals

New ancient DNA discoveries from an ancient 124,000-year-old Neanderthal femur suggests modern human ancestors interbred with Neanderthals between 470,000 and 220,000 years ago. This is much earlier than previously thought.  201 palabras más


The Krapina Neanderthals Used Toothpicks

Bulletin of the International Association for Paleodontology recently published discovery of multiple toothpick grooves on 130,000 year old Krapina Neanderthal teeth. David Frayer, professor emeritus of Anthropology at University of Kansas, who published the… 286 palabras más



If you had a look at the web links on the right side, you might found the link to John Hawks blog. I’m following his blog for a couple of years now and greatly enjoyed his online course ‘Human Evolution – Past and Future’ on Coursera in 2014. 31 palabras más


Dental Plaque DNA Opens New Window on Neanderthal Life-Ways

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Ancient DNA found in the dental plaque of Neanderthals – our nearest extinct relative – has provided remarkable new insights into their behaviour, diet and evolutionary history, including their use of plant-based medicine to treat pain and illness. 1.361 palabras más

Ad Hominin

In a previous piece, I commented on the press excitement around the Homo naledi remains, newly published from South Africa, suggesting that some of the more breathless statements about their significance might do well to await further evidence of date and taphonomy. 1.137 palabras más