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Birth rate, competition are major players in hominid extinctions

...t primate populations moved with the forest, early hominid cultures 2.5 million years ago show signs of the ability to live in marginal areas and live on more dynamic, seasonal landscapes," Jablonski told attendees today (Feb. 16) at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Scien...

Ladybugs may be cute, but watch out when they get near wine

...mmonly associated with more apelike members of the hominid family living as much as three million years ago. ...H. rudolfensis differed from earlier, more apelike hominid species. Specifically, he is the first scientist to produce a reconstruction of the skull that ques...

Man's earliest direct ancestors looked more apelike than previously believed

...mmonly associated with more apelike members of the hominid family living as much as three million years ago. ...H. rudolfensis differed from earlier, more apelike hominid species. Specifically, he is the first scientist to produce a reconstruction of the skull that ques...

Ancient ape ruled out of man's ancestral line

...served in sediment layers, it is the most complete hominid fossil skeleton ever found. Little Foot is of the genus Australopithecus, thought by some to be part of the ancestral line which led directly to man. But research by Dr Jo Walker and Dr Bob Cliff of the University of Leeds School of Earth and Envi...

New dwarf buffalo discovered by chance in the Philippines

...floresiensis ultimately is shown to be a new dwarf hominid species, discovery of this new fossil water buffalo provides additional evidence that dwarf species can evolve quickly in isolation," said John Flynn, a co-author of the study, and chairman and Frick Curator in the Division of Paleontology at the Ame...

Use of stone hammers sheds light on geographic patterns of chimpanzee tool use

... our best model for understanding the evolution of hominid cultural diversity. As such, the new finding promises to both benefit research and inform the conservation of our closest living relative. ...

There's something fishy about human brain evolution

...rowth of the human brain. Instead, imagine ancient hominid children chasing frogs. Not for fun, but for food....l making to explain the massive expansion of early hominid brains. But this is a Catch-22. Something had to start the process of brain expansion and I think it...

'Perception' gene tracked humanity's evolution, scientists say

... consensus among evolutionary anthropologists that hominid divergence from the other great apes was fueled not by the origin of new genes, but by the quickening (or slowing) of the expression of existing genes. Hahn and his colleagues at Duke University, University College London and Medical University of ...

Human brain is still evolving

...lved most rapidly in the last six million years of hominid evolution, after the divergence of humans and chimpanzees." In order to identify sequence changes that occurred in Microcephalin and ASPM in the evolutionary lineage leading to humans, Lahn and his colleagues took the following approach: They determ...

Neanderthal teeth grew no faster than comparable modern humans'

...derthals, Homo neanderthalensis, were the dominant hominid inhabiting most of what is now Europe and western Asia . Remains have been found as far south as Iraq and as far north as Great Britain . Fossil skulls reveal the distinctively prominent brows and missing chins that set them apart from later humans. ...

New Clues Add 40,000 Years to Age of Human Species

...pened when, or if, modern humans encountered other hominid species in Eurasia. “For several decades, the Kibish fossils have been a key element in arguments for an ancient origin of modern humans in Africa, yet one for which the age and provenance of the fossils was repeatedly contested,?notes Fleagle. At ...

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