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Human ancestors used toothpicks

October 21st, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks

New evidence suggests that humans were using toothpicks 1.8 million years ago. “Progressive tooth wear triggers bone remodelling processes that


A new species of Australopithecus found

April 9th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A 2-million-year-old new species of Australopithecus has been found in South Africa. Found in the remnants of an underground cave


Ancient dinosaur relative found

March 4th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A dinosaur-like creature has been found which is 10 million years older than the earliest known dinosaurs. [Thx Tron] Asilisaurus


Zapotec men brandished human femurs

July 16th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Ancestral thighbones may have been carried around as status symbols by Zapotec men. “The thought was that the femurs are



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