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As “Hypercarnivores", Humans Were Apex Predators For 2 Million Years. While many modern humans opt for a vegetarian or vegan diet, new research suggests that our ancestors obtained the majority of their nutrition from meat, and only diversified their food intake to include more plants at the very end of the Stone Age.

As “Hypercarnivores", Humans Were Apex Predators For 2 Million Years

Published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, the new study indicates that humans were apex predators for around 2 million years, with numerous species within the Homo lineage engaging in “hypercarnivory”. Determining the trophic level – or position within the food web – of ancient humans is tricky, as we can’t directly observe the feeding behaviors of our early ancestors. Cave Chamber Closed For 40,000 Years Found In Neanderthals' Last Hangout. On the rocky shores of Gibraltar, archaeologists have discovered a new chamber in a cave system that was a hangout of some of Europe's last surviving Neanderthals.

Cave Chamber Closed For 40,000 Years Found In Neanderthals' Last Hangout

Among the markings and bones discovered in the newly found chamber, the team hopes to uncover more insights into the culture and customs of our mysterious sibling species. The new chamber was discovered within the Gorham’s Cave Complex World Heritage Site, a sea-level cave in Gibraltar, a British overseas territory nestled on the southern tip of Spain. Archaeologists Might Have Found the World's Oldest Writing in Bulgaria. “These pictographs are codified information that was either transmitted among the people, or it was an attempt to transmit information from the [human] societies to the gods.” – Volodya Popov, Director of Pleven Regional Museum of History RIBEN, BULGARIA – Archaeologists working on the Roman site of Ad Putea, near the town of Riben in Bulgaria, have stumbled across an exciting find: a stone tablet that’s over 7,000 years old that may hold the earliest form of writing ever found on Earth.

Archaeologists Might Have Found the World's Oldest Writing in Bulgaria

The tablet was found beneath the ancient Roman road station called Ad Putea. It’s far older than any of the Roman archaeology going on at the site. Just this year, the archaeological digs there had gotten down into a Chalcolithic (Copper Age) settlement and managed to unearth a ceramic tablet. Perfectly Preserved Mammoth Bone Dwellings Found in Ukraine May Be the Earliest Examples of Architecture - Earthly Mission. Huts built from mammoth bones found along the Dniepr river valley of Ukraine (and also at locations in Moravia, Czech Republic, and in southern Poland) may be the earliest structures built by prehistoric man, and thus the earliest examples of architecture.

Perfectly Preserved Mammoth Bone Dwellings Found in Ukraine May Be the Earliest Examples of Architecture - Earthly Mission

Some of the most notable of these mammoth bone huts were found in Mezhyrich, a village in central Ukraine, where in 1965, a farmer dug up the lower jawbone of a mammoth while in the process of expanding his cellar. Further excavations revealed the presence of 4 prehistoric huts, made up of a total of 149 mammoth bones. These shelters date between 23,000 BCE and 12,000 BCE, and are thought to be some of the oldest dwellings known to have been constructed by pre-historic man, usually attributed to Cro-Magnons. DNA validates Marija Gimbutas Kurgan hypothesis. DNA validates Marija Gimbutas Kurgan hypothesis about the demise of Old Europe For those unfamiliar with the work of Marija Gimbutas, whose revolutionary work with archeology in what she called "Old Europe" has had tremendous impact in re-envisioning our "his-story", as she re-discovered the ancient World of the Goddess, wide-spread, long lived, peaceful civilizations that displayed no art or artifacts dedicated to war or conquest, and whose prime Deity was a Goddess, a Great Mother.

DNA validates Marija Gimbutas Kurgan hypothesis

She believed that this culture was gradually extinguished by waves of Indo-European, horse riding nomads coming west from the Russian steppes - she called them the "Kurgans". Se de 23 000 år gamla mänskliga fotspåren i Nordamerika. I White Sand nationalpark i New Mexicos öken finns en av världens största samlingar av fossila fotspår.

Se de 23 000 år gamla mänskliga fotspåren i Nordamerika

Incredible Fossil Footprints Are The Earliest Known Trace of Humans in North America. Ancient skull from China could be new human species, Dragon Man. Tara Djokic: This ancient rock is changing our theory on the origin of life. Levde för 35 000 år sedan – nu har svenska forskare kartlagt hennes arvsmassa. Hon kallas för Peştera Muierii 1 efter den rumänska grotta hon levde i för 35 000 år sedan.

Levde för 35 000 år sedan – nu har svenska forskare kartlagt hennes arvsmassa

Nu har evolutionsgenetikerna Mattias Jakobsson och Emma Svensson vid Uppsala universitet lyckats kartlägga hela hennes arvsmassa, alltså genomet. – Vi tog ett prov från en av hennes tänder som satt fast i kraniet. Det var så välbevarat att vi kunde få fram hela hennes genom. Det finns bara en handfull individer från den här tiden som man har lyckats göra det med, säger Mattias Jakobsson. Var antagligen frisk. Have You Heard of The Great Forgetting? It Happened 10,000 Years Ago & Completely Affects Your Life. (Excerpted from the book, The Story of B) With every audience and every individual, I have to begin by making them see that the cultural self-awareness we inherit from our parents and pass on to our children is squarely and solidly built on a Great Forgetting that occurred in our culture worldwide during the formative millennia of our civilization.

Have You Heard of The Great Forgetting? It Happened 10,000 Years Ago & Completely Affects Your Life

What happened during those formative millennia of our civilization? What happened was that Neolithic farming communes turned into villages, villages turned into towns, and towns were gathered into kingdoms. Concomitant with these events were the development of division of labor along craft lines, the establishment of regional and interregional trade systems, and the emergence of commerce as a separate profession.

We can hardly be surprised that the forgetting took place. Neanderthals Could Understand and Produce Human Speech. Neanderthals — the closest ancestor to modern humans — possessed the ability to perceive and produce human speech, according to a new study published by an international multidisciplinary team of researchers including Binghamton University Associate Professor of Anthropology Rolf Quam and graduate student Alex Velez.

Neanderthals Could Understand and Produce Human Speech

“This is one of the most important studies I have been involved in during my career,” said Quam. “The results are solid and clearly show the Neanderthals had the capacity to perceive and produce human speech. This is one of the very few current, ongoing research lines relying on fossil evidence to study the evolution of language, a notoriously tricky subject in anthropology.” Buried for 4,000 years, this ancient culture could expand the 'Cradle of Civilization'

In 2001 a flood of archaeological objects began appearing in the antiquities market seemingly out of nowhere.

Buried for 4,000 years, this ancient culture could expand the 'Cradle of Civilization'

For sale were distinctive pieces of jewelry, weapons, finely crafted ceramics, drinking vessels, and game boards—featuring unusual artistry and magnificent inlays of carnelian and lapis lazuli. These extraordinary pieces featured a complex symbology of animals, both wild and domesticated, depicted fighting among themselves or with human figures, the humans always triumphant.

America first populated in 'a single wave of migration from Siberia' no more than 23,000 years ago. Family Group Noatak Eskimos. Picture: Edward Curtis Analysis of DNA of present day indigineous people throws new light on how our ancestors crossed the Bering land and ice bridge which then connected modern-day Chukotka and Alaska. A study led by the Centre for GeoGenetics at the University of Copenhagen, asserts that there was one one initial migration from Siberia to America. These petroglyphs believed to be drawn 8,000 to 10,000 years ago in remotest Siberia. Stylistically, the drawings match the Paleolithic era, some 8,000 to 10,000 years ago. Picture: Lidia Zotkina A new expedition to the Ukok plateau, some 2,500 metres high in the Altai Mountains close to the modern-day Russian border with Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan, has found evidence that a set of intriguing petroglyphs are far older than previously thought. New DNA tests on ancient Denisovan people 'shows them occupying Altai cave 170,000 years ago'

It was here in the Deinsova Cave in 2008 that Siberian scientists discovered a finger bone fragment of 'X woman', a juvenile female. Picture: Max Planck Institute It has been called the cave that holds the key to man's origins, and it keeps producing more surprises. It was here in the Deinsova Cave in 2008 that Siberian scientists discovered a finger bone fragment of 'X woman', a juvenile female believed to have lived around 41,000 years ago. Analysis showed she was genetically distinct from Neanderthals and modern humans. In 2010 analysis on an upper molar from a young adult, found in the cave ten years previously, was also from a Denisovan.

New DNA tests on ancient Denisovan people 'shows them occupying Altai cave 170,000 years ago' Denisova cave reveals sex between modern humans and Neanderthals 100,000 years ago. The 'smoking gun' proof is a Neanderthal toe bone from the Denisova cave which in its genome has traces of human DNA. Picture: Max Planck Institute. 200,000 year old soil found at mysterious crater, a 'gate to the subterranean world' Batagaika started to form in 1960s after a chunk of forest was cleared: the land sunk, and has continued to do so, evidently speeded by recent warmer temperatures melting the permafrost.

Picture: Alexander Gabyshev Many Yakutian people are said to be scared to approach the Batagaika Crater - also known as the Batagaika Megaslump: believing in the upper, middle and under worlds, they see this as a doorway to the last of these. Magical new 4,500 year old finds add to 'oldest toy collection in the world' The toy animal head is made from antler or horn. Picture: IIMK RAS The rare discoveries of the pre-historic toys were made at the Itkol II burial ground in the Republic of Khakassia, southern Siberia. The doll had ‘carefully worked out facial features’ and was made of soapstone - a soft rock made mostly of talc, said archeologist Dr Andrey Polyakov, from the Institute of History of Material Culture in St Petersburg.

The head of the doll is around 5 centimetres tall. 50,000 year old Siberian bones may be the ‘oldest Homo sapiens' outside Africa and Middle East. The older set of bones found on Tuyana site dated to 50,000 years ago. Picture: Vesti.Irkutsk If the discovery in Buryatia is verified as being Homo sapiens, it will alter scientific thinking about the arrival of man in Siberia.

The discovery was made in the Tunkinskaya Valley by Irkutsk scientists in 2016. Homo sapiens or Denisovans? Who made stunning cave jewellery and artefacts up to 48,000 years ago? Did Denisovans usher in the Stone Age in Mongolia? ‘If the Denisovans existed both in Altai and in China, they could not help but pass through Mongolia.' Neanderthals made two epic invasions of Siberia, says new study. At the fascinating Chagyrskaya cave the remains of at least five Neanderthal adults and four children were found. Neanderthal woman’s walk of love some 90,000 years ago between two caves 106 km apart. Ancient girl Amazon warrior no older than 13 is confirmed by modern scientific techniques. ‘It was so stunning when we just opened the lid and I saw the face there, with that wart, looking so impressive.’ Pictures: Vladimir Semyonov, M.O. Mashezerskaya. 13-letnia Amazonka została pochowana z bronią. Tajemnice grobu sprzed 2 600 lat - National Geographic. 30 lat temu na Syberii odnaleziono liczący kilka wieków grób, a w nim szczątki młodego człowieka.

Naukowcy założyli, że był to nastoletni wojownik. Spójrz w oczy denisowianina. Nasz daleki krewny po raz pierwszy zrekonstruowany - National Geographic. Nowe badanie: homo sapiens i neandertalczyków łączył międzygatunkowy seks - National Geographic. Sformułowanie “dziki seks” nabrało właśnie nowego znaczenia – najnowsze badania genomów wykazały, że ludzie i neandertalczycy na terenie Eurazji często ze sobą spółkowali. Neandertalczycy toczyli wojnę z ludźmi przez 100 tys. lat. Właśnie to odkryto - National Geographic. Neandertalczycy używali rąk inaczej niż ludzie. Potwierdza badanie - National Geographic. Przebiegunowanie Ziemi winne wyginięcia neandertalczyków i zmian klimatu. Może się powtórzyć - National Geographic. La Grotte Chauvet-Pont d'Arc.

Оплавленные мегалиты и городища - .: Хроники ментальных путешествий :. — LiveJournal. Bison Sculpture in France Are Among the Oldest Prehistoric Statues. Study Rewrites History of Ancient Land Bridge Between Britain and Europe. Neanderthals And Humans Were at War For Over 100,000 Years, Evidence Shows. Ancient Beringians, A Discovery Changing Early Native American History. Ancient Skeleton With World's Oldest... - Emre Murat Varlık. Archaeologists Found That Neanderthals Made String 50,000 Years Ago, Suggesting They Were Smarter Than We Thought.

200,000 year old city found in Southern Africa may rewrite history. Scottish Farmer Discovers 5,000-Year-Old Lost City - Oldest ever human genetic evidence retrieved from 800,000-year-old fossil. 2,000-Year-Old Green Mask Discovered Inside Ancient Pyramid. Origin story: Rewriting human history through DNA. (5) Facebook. The Hidden Origins of the Human Race. Nine Species of Human Once Walked Earth. Now There's Just One. Did We Kill The Rest? Scientists: Geological evidence shows the Great Sphinx is 800,000 years old. 'Priceless' 2,800-year-old Ancient Treasure Found In The Mountains Of Kazakhstan. Archaeological mystery: Researchers discover tools that predate the first humans. Enigmatic skull could be the oldest modern human outside Africa. Människor har funnits i Europa längre än vi trott. Fossilfynd pekar på okänd människoart - Nyheter (Ekot) Ibéricos descendem na maioria de povos das estepes russas, revela estudo genético.

Artificial Intelligence Has Found an Unknown 'Ghost' Ancestor in The Human Genome. What Killed Off Ancient Human "Hobbits"? New Research Suggests Three Dramatic Scenarios. 10 Mysterious Extinct Human Species. Did Mushrooms Play a Role in the Evolution of Human Consciousness? - Paul Stamets. 85,000-year-old Homo sapiens bone found in Saudi Arabia rewrites human history - Archaeology. This Face Changes the Human Story. But How? New footprint finds on Crete challenge our understanding of when humans began walking upright. First modern Britons had 'dark to black' skin, Cheddar Man DNA analysis reveals. Large Carnivores May Have Scavenged on Neanderthals, Study Finds. In 1969, construction workers found an alleged 200,000-year-old antediluvian structure in Oklahoma. Ancient Anunnaki Civilization Discovered In South Africa – This Changes History Forever! Businessinsider. 500 years before the Egyptians, an ancient civilization in Peru built incredible Pyramids.

Ancient Skull Found In China Challenges Current Evolutionary Theories. Prehistoric teeth fossils dating back 9.7 million years 'could rewrite human history' A 130,000-Year-Old Mastodon Threatens to Upend Human History. The Great Forgetting: You Probably Haven't Heard about It But It Completely Affects Your Life. Bronze Age Women Explorers Were Key To Exchanging Cultural Ideas As Men Stayed At Home. 5.7-Million-Year-Old Hominin Footprints Challenge Human Evolutionary Timeline. 10 Mysterious Extinct Human Species. 13-million-year-old skull answers questions about the origins of the human species. There Were Far More Neanderthals Than Previously Thought. In Neanderthal DNA, Signs of a Mysterious Human Migration - The New York Times. Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find. Oldest Homo sapiens bones ever found shake foundations of the human story. Some Pacific Islanders Have DNA Not Linked To Any Known Human Ancestor.

Svt. This Mysterious Ape-Human Just Added a Twist to the Human Story. Mysterious Village Discovered In Canada Is 10,000 Years Older Than The Pyramids. New Ancient “Mystery Human” Discovered Shakes Up Theory Of Evolution – Collective Evolution. Complex life could have existed on Earth at least once before. What Happened Before History? Human Origins. Människor i Tornedalen för 10 600 år sedan - P4 Norrbotten. Human Evolution Timeline Interactive. The Zoroastrian Texts Of Ancient Persia, Underground Cities & What They Reveal About Advanced Ancient Civilizations – Collective Evolution. Earth - Why are we the only human species still alive?

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