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New Study Indicates That Humans Lived Alongside Australia's Megafauna

A recently discovered collection of relics has revealed that people settled in Australia 20,000 years before they did in Europe. It was also discovered that humans lived alongside Australia's megafauna.

Ancient July 20, 2017

Did Humans Arrive In North America 10,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought?

Based on new carbon aging tests on ancient bones from the Bluefish Caves in Yukon, humans may have been living in North America 10,000 years earlier than previously believed.

Ancient January 17, 2017

Human Settlers Damaged Madagascar's Forest 1,000 Years Ago: Study

A study of stalagmites from a northwestern Madagascar cave showed how human settlement damaged the area's forest a thousand years ago. Drastic changes in the landscape were not really caused by climate change or a natural disaster, as previously thought.

Earth/Environment February 21, 2016

Appetite Of Ancient Humans For Giant Eggs Caused Extinction Of 500-Pound Bird: What We Know About Genyornis Newtoni

A study found evidence that human activity was potentially instrumental to the extinction of the huge flightless bird Genyornis newtoni. How did these ancient birds live and how did their disappearance affect the Australian megafauna?

Animals January 31, 2016

Scientists Discover Secret to How Our Ancestors Conquered Tibet: Barley

Barley and wheat may have been essential in occupying the high altitudes of Tibet, but why?

November 23, 2014

Ancient stone tools give clues to mountain lifestyle of Ice Agers

Humans may have been living high in the Andes Mountains a thousand years before once thought. What were peple doing up there, where food is scarce and conditions harsh?

Animals October 23, 2014

Experts board largest solar-powered boat in search of sunken Greek city

MS Turanor Planet Solar, the world's largest solar-powered boat, will take part in the TerraSubmersa expedition, which aims to find traces of Europe's first human settlement.

Animals August 6, 2014

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