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Paleontology, archaeology, anthropology, geology, genetics:
The study of human evolution advances with new fossil finds,
this site is constantly being added to. Paleontologists compete
discover the missing link, a new species or genus of anthropod
primate, the oldest hominid or a new interpretation of the
record. Slowly, a clearer picture of our evolutuionary history
Only recently, genetics and the study of DNA is revealing
detail as to our heritage and the spread of populations across
earth. Even the nature of the very elements is being
geologists to establish the climatic and geological history of
Updates, new findings, discoveries, advances and added data
Here is a small addition to this site on human evolution,
shortlist links to recent progress in human evolution and/or
- Horses were possibly domesticated
9,000 years ago in the Arabian Peninsula. The al-Maqar
civilization civilization of the Neolithic period may have
domesticated horses in what is today Saudi Arabia (Saudi
Commission for Tourism and Antiquities).
Human presence on the Arabian Peninsula extends back about
125,000 years (Armitage, S. J. et al. Science
331, 453-456 (2011)).
features placing it close to the common ancestor to humans and
October 2009), but on the hominid evolutionary lineage.
species' differences to modern apes shows that apes evolved
apes and humans diverged.
- A fossil of a creature, an adapid named Darwinus
masillae, will apparently
reveal more on human evolution at a point 37 million years
fossils from the Paleocene and the Eocene generally fall into
main families: a group of animals called adapids, another
omomyids, and a third group called the tarsiids. Adapids and
may have been similar to today's lemurs and lorises. The
represented today by one genus, Tarsius, a nocturnal primate
Southeast Asia that appears to be intermediate between
omomyids and primates like monkeys and apes, including humans.
time or another, scientists have suggested each of these
as a likely candidate for giving rise to anthropoids. Adapids,
and tarsiids are still vying for the title of closest
relative, as the
debate continues with the addition of new fossils and even
from possible descendents of the three groups. Evidence shows
adapids gave rise to the anthropods.
- Ancient human footprints found near the town of Ileret, Kenya are likely made by Homo erectus or H. ergaster about 1.5 million years ago. The footprints were found near animal prints on two separate layers dated at about 1.51 million and 1.53 million years ago. Animal prints also in the lower surface include bovids, carnivores (possibly felines), and equids. These footprints show that by 1.5 Ma, hominins had evolved an essentially modern human foot function and style of bipedal locomotion (Bennett et al., 2009).
- Homo antecessor fossil jaw dated at between 1.1 million and 1.2 million years old in northern Spain (Nature, 2008, Volume 452, Number 7186).
- More proof of chaos in business with the drop in the Countrywide Financial share price (Feb. 2008).
- A Nature (Spoor et al, 2007) publication extends the period of coexistence of Homo habilis and Homo erectus from 200,000 to 500,000 years. An upper jaw bone of Homo habilis (KNM-ER 42703), dates from 1.44 million years ago. The second fossil (KNM-ER 42700), found in the same region of northern Kenya, is a well preserved skull of Homo erectus, dated to about 1.55 million years ago.
- Scientists have yet to classify a new find, which they
falls between A. ramidus
and A. afarensis.
The bones were
discovered in February 2005 at a new site called Mille, in the
northeastern Afar region of Ethiopia. They are estimated to be
million years old, making this find humankind's first
ancestor - the world's oldest bipedal. The fossils include a
tibia (lower part of the leg), parts of a thighbone, ribs,
collarbone, pelvis and a complete shoulder blade, or scapula.
bone and the tibia show that the creature walked upright, said
Latimer, co-leader of the team (director of the Cleveland
Natural History in Ohio) that discovered the fossils.
- The remains of a tiny, new species of human, Homo
floresiensis that lived
as recently as 13,000 years ago have been discovered on
island - Hobbit fossils.
- June 2004 Draft updates of Neanderthal
and Australopithecus pages in
review of whole evolution site.
- Dental evidence elevates the hominid subspecies Ardipithecus ramidus kadabba to its own species, Ardipithecus kadabba [a], [b], [c], [d].
- Oldest human Homo sapiens
Recent Developments in Paleoanthropology. Also see http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/homs/
- You can discuss (chat) human evolution with me or other's online at the forum http://forums.cjb.net/holismevolution.html
- Sahelanthropus tchadensis , a new fossil
discovery is currently the oldest hominid fossil. S.
shows a mix of primitive and evolved characteristics not
such an old fossil. [| 1
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- SOME MAJOR RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN HOMINID PALEONTOLOGY (pdf file)
- CHRONOLOGY OF FOSSIL HOMINIDS 2002 (pdf file)
- Evolution library and online course for teachers teaching evolution .
- Archaeology & Paleontology at National Geographic .
- Evolution update
- Nature: Science update - archaeology .
- Natural Selection : Your guide to quality Internet resources relating to the Natural World.
- Comparative Archaeology Web
- About.com archaeology and archaeology atlas
- Paleontology at Anthrotech and members login
- Origins of humankind site .
- Eomaia scansoria , Earliest Known Ancestor of Placental Mammals Discovered.
- Small brained hominid with large canines from Georgia is the most primitive hominid skull ever discovered outside of Africa. See Dmanisi paleoanthropology site ( cranial differences ).
- Current topics at " Human Evolution at the Smithsonian Institute ".
- Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES): new searchable list of online articles related to human behavior and evolution.
- PNAS online publication search for current (2002) and past articles and publications. Abstracts and PDF files are available from 1990 to present. Full text is available and searchable from 1996 on.
ergaster occupies an important moment in time,
the evolution of Homo
neanderthalensis and H.