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Human ancestors used fire one million years ago, archaeologist find

First use of fire by humans pushed back 300,000 years!
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Mystery human fossils put spotlight on China

"These new fossils might be of a previously unknown species, one that survived until the very end of the Ice Age around 11,000 years ago," says Professor Curnoe. "Alternatively, they might represent a very early and previously unknown migration of modern humans out of Africa, a population who may not have contributed genetically to living people."
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Rethinking "out Of Africa" | Conversation | Edge

"We're having to re-evaluate the Out-of-Africa theory, and we're having to re-evaluate the species concepts we apply, because in one view of thinking, species should be self-contained units. They don't interbreed with other species." This is a point that has confused me for some time. Species are not supposed to be capable of reproducing with other species. So why are neanderthals a different species?
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Evidence of 42,000 year old deep sea fishing revealed | Past Horizons

Evidence of deep sea fishing from 42,00 years ago
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BBC News – Primates leapt to social living

An analysis of over 200 primate species by a University of Oxford team suggests that our ancestors gave up their solitary existence when they shifted from being nocturnal creatures to those that are active during the day.
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