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19 July 2022

How did climate change impact early humans?

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. It’s also one of the most complex, and scientists are still learning new things about it all the time. One thing that is becoming increasingly clear, however, is that climate change impacts humans and the way we live. This is true today, as it was in the past. However, a key question remains. How did climate change impact early humans?

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2 September 2021
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1 April 2021
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17 March 2020
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30 November 2018
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25 March 2024
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5 October 2023

Once-lush corridor a bustling route for early human migrations out of Africa

Findings support growing consensus for lush Jordan Rift Valley that funnelled migrants into western Asia and northern Arabia.  

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8 October 2020

Rainforests not humans drove megafauna extinction in Southeast Asia

The takeover of Southeast Asia’s grasslands with today’s rainforests contributed to the extinction of the region’s megafauna and ancient humans.

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22 September 2020

Newly discovered footprints reveal oldest traces of humans in Arabia

Scientists have identified tracks left on an ancient freshwater lake in the Arabian Peninsula as the earliest trace of human arrival in the area from about 120,000 years ago.

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2 April 2020
Brain imprints in fossil skulls of the species Australopithecus afarensis (famous for “Lucy” and the “Dikika child” from Ethiopia pictured here) shed new light on the evolution of brain growth and organisation. The exceptionally preserved endocranial imprint of the Dikika child reveals an ape-like brain organisation, and no features derived towards human

Fossil skull reveals ape-like brain but prolonged growth similar to humans

Three-million-year-old brain imprints in fossil skulls of the species Australopithecus afarensis (famous for “Lucy” and the “Dikika child’’ from Ethiopia) shed new light on the evolution of brain growth.

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