Evolution 2

Biology of early human relative uncovered

One step at a time, researchers learning how humans walk

- Most Common Gene Mutation in Human Pigmentation in Mediterranean Countries Linked to Increased Skin Cancer

- 2 million years ago, human relative 'Nutcracker Man' lived on tiger nuts

Aramis (Ethiopie): 'Ardi' Skull Reveals Links to Human Lineage

Olduvai Gorge (Tanzanie): Discovery of partial skeleton suggests ruggedly built, tree-climbing human ancestor

Koobi Fora (Kenya): Improved age control on early Homo fossils from the upper Burgi Member

- The big male nose

- Interbreeding between modern humans, Neanderthals, Denisovans and an unknown archaic population.

- Proximal metatarsal articular surface shape and the evolution of a rigid lateral foot in hominins

Primate brains, the ‘island rule’ and the evolution of Homo floresiensis

- Continuous dental eruption identifies Sts 5 as the developmentally oldest fossil hominin and informs the taxonomy of Australopithecus africanus

Rising Star Cave (Afrique du Sud): skull of unknown human ancestor

Evolution Is Steered by Competing Females

Rising Star cave (Afrique du Sud): Excavation of Human Ancestor Fossils Begins

Researchers study chimpanzee community isotopes to learn about ancient food sources

Shibaozhuang (Chine): Sediment in Nihewan might hold clues to the first Homo sapiens

Epidermal pigmentation in the human lineage

Christening the Earliest Members of Our Genus

No known hominin is ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans

Mysterious ancient human crossed Wallace's Line

Dmanisi (Georgie): Unique skull find rebuts theories on species diversity in early humans

Local East African climate variability contributed to human evolution

Out of Eurasia, a great primate evolutionary bottleneck?

Young apes manage emotions like humans

Dmanisi (Géorgie): Normal wear could explain differences in hominin jaw shapes

Dmanisi (Géorgie): More Findings Emerge from Oldest Known Hominin Fossils Outside of Africa

What evolved first -- a dexterous hand or an agile foot?

- Krabi Basin (Thailande): New Asian early anthropoid found in coal mine

Evaluating the use of pairwise dissimilarity metrics in paleoanthropology

Xiaoxiang (Chine): Exceptionally-preserved Fossil Fish Reveals the Evolution of Early Jawed Vertebrates + VIDEO

Songhor (Kenya): A Rangwapithecus gordoni mandible from the early Miocene

Why humans are musical

Foramen magnum position in bipedal mammals

A 3-D geometric morphometric study of intraspecific variation in the ontogeny of the temporal bone in modern Homo sapiens

Exploring Dental Enamel Thickness of Giant Ape by using High-resolution CT

Kromdraai B (Afrique du Sud): A new partial temporal bone of a juvenile hominin

Zhaotong (Chine): Rare skull of fossil ape discovered

Primate calls, like human speech, can help infants form categories

Language and tool-making skills evolved at same time

Kanapoi, West Turkana (Kenya): New fossils of Australopithecus anamensis

Evolution of life history and behavior in Hominidae

Human Foot Not as Unique as Originally Thought

The genesis of reciprocity in food sharing

Human hybrids: a closer look at the theory and evidence

Extinct ancient ape did not walk like a human

Apes can relive their past through ’mental time travel’

- Huanglong Cave (Chine): Evidence for early presence of modern humans in eastern Asia

Kalodirr (Kenya): Dentognathic remains of an Afropithecus individual

Homo erectus and Middle Pleistocene hominins: Brain size, skull form, and species recognition

3-D-comparative analysis confirms status of Homo floresiensis

How is sagittal balance acquired during bipedal gait acquisition?

Tree-loving orang-utans hang out on the forest floor

Mojokerto (Indonésie): Evidence for an intermediate pattern of brain growth in Homo erectus

Sima de los Huesos (Espagne): Human talus bones from the Middle Pleistocene site

Origins of human throwing unlocked

A comparison of proximal humeral cancellous bone of great apes and humans

Orce (Espagne): The oldest human fossil in Europe

Similar connectivity profiles in humans and monkeys used to generate a Theory of Mind

Ape-like feet 'found in study of museum visitors'

Correlated traits and autapomorphies of Homo erectus

A grassy trend in human ancestors' diets

Diet likely changed game for some hominids 3.5 million years ago

Chimpanzees have five universal personality dimensions

Kanjera South (Kenya): Earliest Archaeological Evidence of Persistent Hominin Carnivory

Why our early ancestors took to two feet

East Turkana  (Kenya): Trabecular bone anisotropy and orientation in an Early Pleistocene hominin talus

Brain Structure, Not the Frontal Lobe, Responsible for Advanced Human Intelligence

- Oldest evidence of split between Old World monkeys and apes discovered

Swartkrans cave (Afrique du Sud): Prehistoric ear bones could lead to evolutionary answers

- Fuyan Cave (Chine): New Homonin Site

Kanjera South (KJS), Kenya : Earliest Archaeological Evidence of Human Ancestors Hunting and Scavenging

- Fossil of great ape sheds light on evolution

Asymmetry of human brain enhances cognition compared to other primates

Were 'hobbit' hominids island dwarfs?

Ardipithecus ramidus had a skull fit for a hominid

- Wajak (Indonésie): U-series and radiocarbon analyses of human and faunal remains

Australopithecus sediba hominin: New study reveals how human ancestor walked, chewed, and moved

Fossilized teeth provide new insight into human ancestor

Kromdraai B (Afrique du Sud): Microtomographic archive of fossil hominin specimens

Rare primate's vocal lip-smacks share features of human speech

- Ability to 'think about thinking' not limited to humans

- In chimpanzees, hunting and meat-eating is a man's business

Humans and apes learn language differently

Tarsiers' Bulging Eyes Shed Light On Evolution of Human Vision

Xujiayao (Chine): Skulls of early humans carry telltale signs of inbreeding

-  Origins of human teamwork found in chimpanzees

- Understanding the comparative catarrhine context of human pelvic form

Human evolution influences gamblers' decisions

Panxian Dadong (Chine): Evolutionary Course in Asian Hominins

Biologist debunks myth that humans peaked in Paleolithic era

Broken Hill (Zambie): First early human fossil found in Africa makes debut

- Human Y chromosome much older than previously thought

Nut-cracking monkeys use shapes to strategize their use of tools

- Evolution and the Ice Age

Has evolution given humans unique brain structures?

Are People Getting Dumber? One Geneticist Thinks So

Origins of alcohol consumption traced to ape ancestor

Rabbits and hominin survival in Iberia

- 'The Scars of Human Evolution'

- First animal model of recent human evolution

Homo floresiensis : Saga of ‘the Hobbit’ highlights a science in crisis

Balanica (Serbie): New Radiometric Ages for the BH-1 Hominin

Liang Bua (Indonesie): New wrist bones of Homo floresiensis

- Bonobos predisposed to show sensitivity to others

New Geology study raises questions about long-held theories of human evolution

Tooth development and weaning in chimpanzees not as closely related as once thought