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7.2-million-year-old pre-human remains found in the Balkans: New hypothesis about the origin of humankind suggests oldest hominin lived in Europe

pre-human remains found in the Balkans: New hypothesis about the origin of humankind suggests oldest hominin lived in Europe

Leg Bone Gives UP Oldest Human DNA  (and raises many questions)  --  The retrieval of high quality DNA from a 400,000 year-old human opened up a new frontier in the study of our ancient ancestors.  The 'Pit of Bones,' excavated in northern Spain, yielded remains of at least 28 individuals, one of the richest assemblages of human bones from this era.  Click through for the full article.  Via BBC

Leg bone gives up oldest human DNA

At the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.  For background on this piece, see the scientific tourist #160.

Homo heidelbergensis - an extinct species of the genus Homo which lived in Africa, Europe and western Asia from at least years ago. It survived until about to years ago.

Kenniwick Man. Oldest human remains found in N. America, but not related to the Native Americans.

The Kennewick Man. Sculpted bust by StudioEIS, based on forensic facial reconstruction by sculptor Amanda Danning. Photo by Brittney Tatchell/Smithsonian Institution

Ancient human remains found at the Sakitari-do cave site in Nanjo, Okinawa Prefecture

Ancient human remains found at the Sakitari-do cave site in Nanjo, Okinawa Prefecture. The area being pointed to is the head.

Australopithecus garhi, first stone tool users (Act 5). "This appears to have many of the characteristics of the other Australopethcines but differs in that it has large molars, like the Paranthropus species. The partial skull fossil was found in association with stone tools. This may be the earliest species to use these."

Flores Man Split Off Before Homo Erectus

Australopithecus garhi is an australopithecine species. The hominin remains are believed to be a human ancestor species and possibly the direct ancestor to the human genus, Homo.

Puma Punku, Bolivia ~ Mainstream archaeologists say that Pumapunku was built by Amara Indians. The Puma Punku temple offers one of the best examples of masonry skills in the whole of the pre-Columbian Americas. Today the site appears 'broken', and has been reduced to piles of scattered geometric blocks. These immense blocks were designed to interlock with each other, creating an architecturally unique temple without precedent in the America's.

#Archeology Lost Ancient Advanced Technology At...

Lost Ancient Advanced Technology At Puma Punku Bolivia - Brien Foerster

Infographic - remains of early humans - what a boon for science to have this treasure from which to study and learn: Oetizi, Cashel, King Tutankhamen, Tollund, and the Inca Ice Maiden

Ireland claims world's oldest bogman

Infographic - remains of early humans - what a boon for science to have this treasure from which to study and learn: Oetizi, Cashel, King Tutankhamen, Tollund, and the Inca Ice Maiden

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