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by Katie Bowell, Curator of Cultural Interpretation

Starch granules found on Neanderthal teeth

Should We Clone Neanderthals? The scientific, legal and ethical obstacles.

Evidence of a new type of prehistoric humans known as Denisovans, who last shared a common ancestor with modern humans over 1 million years ago,  has been found in a Siberian cave. with Homo sapiens over 1 million years ago..

A 400,000 year-old tooth found in a Israeli cave doubles the age of the oldest known Homo sapiens remains.

How did the Neanderthals die? One theory was that a poor diet that relied too heavily on meat eventually killed them. However, starch granules found on Neanderthal teeth indicate that the species ate a variety of plants and cooked grains.

The rare Cambodian elephant has finally been caught on video.

The fossils of a new species of prehistoric crocodile were discovered in Italian limestone slated to become kitchen counters.

The Shark Conservation Act has been signed into law.

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