Archive for the ‘Paleolithic’ Category

  • Scientist of the Week: Tom Higham

    on Mar 4, 13 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Croatia, News, Paleolithic • with Comments Off on Scientist of the Week: Tom Higham

    Еvery Thursday, Laboratory Equipment features a Scientist of the Week, chosen from the science industry’s latest headlines. This week’s scientist is Tom Higham from the Univ. of Oxford. He and a team found that Neanderthals went extinct in Europe much earlier than previously thought. Q:  What made you interested in dating Neanderthal bones? A: I am interested in working out when Neanderthals went extinct and how long they overlapped with the earliest anatomically modern humans in places like Europe. The European archaeological record is one of the best examples of the extinction of a human species, and we

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  • Half-Million-Year-Old Human Jawbone Found

    on Feb 7, 13 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, News, Paleolithic, Prehistory, Serbia • with Comments Off on Half-Million-Year-Old Human Jawbone Found

    Scientists have unearthed a jawbone from an ancient human ancestor in a cave in Serbia. The jawbone, which may have come from an ancient Homo erectus or a primitive-looking Neanderthal precursor, is more than 397,000 years old, and possibly more than 525,000 years old. The fossil, described today (Feb. 6) in the journal PLOS ONE, is the oldest hominin fossil found in this region of Europe, and may change the view that Neanderthals, our closest extinct human relatives, evolved throughout Europe around that time. “It comes from an area where we basically don’t have anything

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