By Robinson Meyer | The Atlantic | 6 days 58 minutes ago | Science & Environment
For hundreds of thousands of years, small bands of ancient humans ranged across a sandy, hilly grassland. They survived on the mammals around them—perhaps hunting them, perhaps scavenging for their carcasses—and their tools were rudimentary, razor-sharp blades formed from chipped stone. They lived in fear of the big cats and large predators who stalked their children. And they were isolated. They likely...
By Emiliano Rodriguez Mega / AP | TIME | 5 days 19 hours ago | Science & Environment
(NEW YORK) — Stone tools recovered from an excavation in China suggest that our evolutionary forerunners trekked out of Africa earlier than we thought. Until now, the oldest evidence of human-like creatures outside Africa came from 1.8 million-year-old artifacts and skulls found in the Georgian town of Dmanisi. But the new find pushes that back by at least 250,000 years. “It’s absolutely a...
By Kimberly Hickok, Staff Writer | FOX | 6 days 3 hours ago | Science & Environment
Our ancient human relatives got around more than scientists previously thought. Researchers in China excavated stone tools that were likely made by our human ancestors some 2.12 million years ago — the earliest evidence ever discovered of the human lineage outside of Africa.
By | ScienceDaily | 6 days 4 hours ago | Science & Environment
Ancient tools and bones discovered in China by archaeologists suggest early humans left Africa and arrived in Asia earlier than previously thought.
By CARL ZIMMER | NYT | 6 days 4 hours ago | Science & Environment
One of the 2.1 million-year-old artifacts, right, recovered from a gully in western China, left, suggest that hominins may have left Africa far earlier than previously believed.