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Australopithecus sediba skull may contain shrunken brain

A shrunken mummified brain may be contained within the fossilized skull of the newly discovered Australopithecus sediba. Soft parts of the body normally do not fossilize. Still, an extended low-density area in the rock still inside the skull could suggest brain tissue after bacterial decay."We saw this cavity near the

Medieval child’s brain found preserved

The brain of a child who lived in the 13th century has been found preserved, complete with neurons and cerebral cells. An international team of researchers has identified intact neurons and cerebral cells in a mummified medieval brain, according to a study published in the journal Neuroimage. Found inside

The remains of the world’s oldest brain

An archaeological expedition calims to have found the remains of the worlds oldest human brain, dating back over 5,000 years. An analysis performed by the Keck Carbon Cycle Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at the University of California, Irvine confirmed that one of three human skulls found at the site contains particles

Skulls of ancient hippos shed light on size of Hobbit’s brain

Scientists have discovered, by examining the skulls of extinct Madagascan hippos, that dwarfed mammals on islands evolved much smaller brains in relation to their body size. Basically, the 'Hobbits' found on Flores may have had tiny brains because they lived on an island. “The discovery of a small fossil human from

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