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Neanderthal and Homo Sapien DNA: What does it indicate?

Past posts have described the science of evolution, and the development on Earth over time of its atmosphere and of various life forms. Prior posts have also noted that science is a constantly changing picture as new data and information are developed. Speaking of recent developments, research now appears...

Occupancy by humans of the Americas is pushed back further

Prior posts have noted the slowly mounting evidence that the "Clovis first" hypothesis is flawed (that is, that people with a uniquely sophisticated fluted blade were the first human occupants of North America and came to North America between 13,100 and 12,800 years ago). A number of sites...

Common ancestor of Homo sapiens and Neandertals may have thrown spears, albeit at short range

The timeline related to when the genus homo used spears has been recently elucidated. Human ancestors were killing game about 3/4 of a million years ago in the Middle East, as evidenced by butchered deer carcasses. Until now, the earliest stone spear tips were found at a Neandertal site in France and...