Neolithic Pottery Reveals Cheese-Making from 7,500 Years Ago

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A team of scientists from Princeton University and the University of Bristol, UK, have discovered traces of dairy fat in ancient ceramic fragments, indicating that humans have been making cheese in Europe for up to 7,500 years. Early dairy farmers probably devised cheese-making as a way to preserve milk.

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Stone Blades Suggest that Early Humans Passed on Technological Skills

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Archaeologists have discovered some new stone blades from a cave from South Africa that seem to indicate that early humans were already quite adapt at crafting blades.

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Sediment Samples from Japanese Lake Extend Carbon Dating Timeline

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Tighter carbon dates for the remains of Neanderthals could help explain why they became extinct. Image: J. Reader/SPL.

Climate records from a Japanese lake will improve the accuracy of dating techniques, which will probably help shed light on some mysteries such as the extinction of the Neanderthals as well as paradoxes that have arisen due to dating.

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Jaw Structures of Fossils Seems to Suggest That Three Homo Species Roamed Africa Concurrently

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An upper skull found in 1972 and a newly discovered lower jaw are both thought to belong to the enigmatic hominin species Homo rudolfensis. F. Spoor

New evidence, presented as fossilized skulls, has been discovered that seems to imply that three different and distinct species belonging to the genus Homo existed between 1.7 million and 2 million years ago, during the Pleistocene epoch.

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