... and thereby enabled our species to outlast the Neanderthals. Using dogs for hunting almost certainly increased both the efficiency of hunting and the amount of animal meat consumed. Humans with dogs beat out Neanderthals without them. And there's another...
DNA from several extinct species has been found in good enough condition to enable sequencing. Some of those samples (e.g. for Neanderthal) are undergoing sequencing. So for a likely increasing number of species we will soon have DN... Read Post
One of our ancestral species, Australopithecus afarensis, used stone tools to flay meat off bones, leaving small nicks with every cut. Now, newly-discovered marked bones push back the earliest estimates of human tool use by 800,000 ... Read Post