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Archaeologists Found Evidence in Ethiopia of a Human Population that Survived the Eruption of the Toba Supervolcano 74,000 years Ago

Modern humans first originated in Africa, but the key event that led to their global expansion occurred less than 100,000 years ago. Previous research had suggested these early human dispersals were limited to “green corridors” – regions with abundant food resources during wet climate intervals. However, a new study published in the journal Nature proposes […]

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Legends of the Hadza People are so Ancient that they May Refer to Extinct Hominid Ancestors

The Hadza people are an ethnic group living around Lake Eyasi in the Great Rift Valley and near the Serengeti plain in Tanzania, in an area called Hadzaland. In 2015, there were between 1,200 and 1,300 individuals, with only about 300 of them, a small group, still surviving, dedicated exclusively to hunting and gathering. This […]

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Early Paleolithic humans ate roasted tortoises, among other things

Recent archaeological discoveries are providing new insights into what early humans ate thousands of years ago. Scientists have found evidence that Middle Paleolithic humans, who lived between 81,000-45,000 years ago, had a more varied diet than previously thought. Analysis of a site in the Zagros Mountains of Iran reveals they hunted not just large grazing […]