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Breastfeeding saved infants in Ice Age, led to bigger breast size in humans: Study

Breast feeding might have played a criticial role in infant survival during the last ice age, and it might have led to a common genetic mutation in East Asians and Native Americans, which could have affected the shape of their teeth, says a new study. The genetic mutation, which probably occurred 20,000 years ago, in turn led to more density ...

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First human migration out of Africa began 90,000 years ago, far wider than previously thought: Study

A bone, identified instantly as a human middle finger by an archaeologist in Saudi Arabia turned out to be 88,000 years old sending the scientists into ecstasy. The excavation was led by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. The bone is the oldest fossil of Homo Sapiens species to ever be found outside of Africa and ...

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Oldest 8500-year-old Copper Smelting Unit Unearthed in Turkey

A team of archaeological scientists have found the earliest copper smelting event at the Late Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in central Turkey, confirming the claim of the site’s archaeological importance. Whether metallurgy was such an exceptional skill to have only been invented once or repeatedly at different locations is therefore still contentious. The proponents of the latter have just provided ...

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