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Olduvai Gorge landscape reconstructed

Researchers from Rutgers university have reconstructed the 1.8-million-year-old landscape at Olduvai Gorge. The landscape reconstruction will help paleoanthropologists develop ideas and models on what early humans were like, how they lived, how they got their food (especially protein), what they ate and drank and their behavior, Ashley said. Famous paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey

1.84-million-year-old human hand bone found in Tanzania

A 1.84-million-year-old modern human hand bone has been discovered in Tanzania's Olduvai Gorge. Scientists have discovered the oldest known fossil of a hand bone to resemble that of a modern human, and they suggest it belonged to an unknown human relative that would have been much taller and larger than any

Man-eating crocodile may have preyed on ancient humans

A newly discovered horned crocodile may have preyed upon our human ancestors in Africa. Scientists have even found bones from members of the human lineage bearing tooth marks from this reptile, whose scientific name, Crocodylus anthropophagus, means "man-eating crocodile." This predator, which lived some 1.84 million years ago, possessed