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Tuskless Female Elephants Evolving in Response to Poaching

In a completely unforeseen but welcome development as conservationists try to stop the poaching of elephants for their ivory tusks, tuskless female elephants are now evolving in a national park in Mozambique. However, this otherwise hopeful story doesn't end there,...

First Pre-Human Lived in Northern Greece Area, Researchers Say

Researchers have found evidence that the first pre-human, or hominin, walked in the Northern Greece-Balkans area, not Africa.

1.5 Million Year Old Fossil Evidence of Multiple Migrations Out of Africa

A 1.5 million year old fossil is rewriting the "Out of Africa" theory once again, as vertebrae unearthed in Ubeidiya, Israel appear to show that individuals from a pre-human species came in one of multiple waves out of the...

Hominid Footprints on Crete Could Change Evolutionary Theory For Good

The impressions had been made by hominids on Crete 5.6 million years ago, making them by far the oldest footprints ever discovered in Europe.

Experts Say First Pre-Human Lived in Northern Greece-Balkan Area

Researchers have found evidence that the link in the lineage of the great apes and humans took place in the Eastern Mediterranean -- not in Africa -- and that the first pre-human, or hominin, walked in the Northern Greece-Balkans...

5.7-Million-Year-Old Human Footprints Found in Crete, Greece

  *By Matthew Robert Bennett, Bournemouth University and Per Ahlberg, Uppsala University The human foot is distinctive. Our five toes lack claws, we normally present the sole of our foot flat to the ground, and our first and second toes are...

New Evidence About the Origin of Modern Humans

New evidence found in the Iwo Eleru cave in West Africa in 1965 provides information that Later Stone Age humans shared physical characteristics with much older humans. These findings added to recent evidence indicate that archaic and modern humans might...