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Neanderthal 'art' created 40,000 years ago found in Gibraltar cave

Neanderthals, long assumed to be simple, early forms of human beings, whose looks characterise them as brutish creatures, have shown signs of being more considered and creative than the species ...

4 hours ago from The Independent

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Exceptionally well preserved insect fossils from the Rhone Valley

In Bavaria, the Tithonian Konservat-Lagerstätte of lithographic limestone is well known as a result of numerous discoveries of emblematic fossils from that area (for example, Archaeopteryx). ...

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Plant life forms in the fossil record: When did the first canopy flowers appear?

Most plant fossils are isolated organs, making it difficult to reconstruct the type of plant life or its ecosystem structure. In their study for GEOLOGY, published online on 28 Aug. 2014, researchers ...

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Mystery (Partially) Solved: Stonehenge Was a Complete Circle

One of the mysteries of Stonehenge has been solved because someone was too lazy to get a longer hose. Read more...

18 hours ago from Gizmodo

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The Lost Hobbits of the Eastern Arctic

Scientists never understood what became of the Paleo-Eskimos who once peopled the north. Now they know—and there's new reason to miss them

Thu 28 Aug 14 from TIME

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How fish can learn to walk

Land-raised bichirs provide insight into evolutionary pressures facing first vertebrates to live on land.

Wed 27 Aug 14 from Nature News

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Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.

Fri 29 Aug 14 from

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Stone-tipped spears lethal, may indicate early cognitive and social skills

Attaching a stone tip on to a wooden spear shaft was a significant innovation for early modern humans living around 500,000 years ago. However, it was also a costly behavior in terms of time ...

Wed 27 Aug 14 from

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Ancient metal workers were not slaves but highly regarded craftsmen

In 1934, American archaeologist Nelson Glueck named one of the largest known copper production sites of the Levant "Slaves' Hill." This hilltop station, located deep in Israel's Arava Valley, ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from

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Fossil dinosaur nursery includes babysitter's bones

A crèche of 30 dinosaur infants looked over by an older animal shows that even terrible lizards needed a night away from the kids

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Newscientist

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