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Professor Lends Anatomy Expertise to Solve Ancient Mystery ... - Ancient Origins


Ancient Origins
Scientists have long wondered why the physical traits of Neanderthals, the ancestors of modern humans, differ greatly from today's man. In particular, researchers have deliberated the factors that necessitated early man's forward-projecting face and ...

ASU team discovers a new take on early evolution of photosynthesis - Arizona State University


Arizona State University
A team of scientists from Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences has begun rethinking the evolutionary history of photochemical reaction centers (RCs). Their analysis was recently published online in Photosynthesis Research and ...

Rethinking Neanderthals

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Smithsonian Magazine article looking into the why these people who fashioned tools, buried their dead, and maybe cared for the sick and even conversed died out.

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PBS NewsHour: Rethinking Evolution
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Transcript of an interview with the Director of the Human Origins Project.

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Information on this species which is thought to represent a dead end in human evolution, not a stage on the way to Homo sapiens.

In Search of Neanderthals
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An overview of issues surrounding the study of neanderthals, with links to scholarly essays and fiction covering the DNA debate, morphology, evolution, and sociology of neanderthals.

Nature's Holism: Neanderthals
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Looks at the distribution of the fossil evidence, genetics, and ancient habitat of Homo sapiens neanderthalensis.

NOVA: Neanderthals on Trial
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Probe the enigma of our Neanderthal cousins and the roots of our own ancestry. Includes an explanation of how scientists explore humankind's past with mitochondrial DNA.