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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...

Homo Sapiens Fossils 36,000 Years Older than Previously Believed

Fossils of the earliest Homo sapiens are much older than previously believed. Credit: Sailko, CC BY 3.0Scientists announced in Nature on Wednesday that the remains of the oldest known Homo sapiens fossil is 36,000 years older than previously believed. The...

18-Million-Year Old Petrified Trees Unearthed on Greece’s Lesvos

Excavations for rainwater drainage pipes brought to light fourteen more petrified trees in Lesvos island's Petrified Forest. "The trunks were in a very good state of preservation - they are impressive logs laid on successive strata, one above the other,"...

Two-Million-Year-Old Fossils Found on Greek Island of Lesvos

Two-million-year-old fossils were just uncovered in the Petrified Forst on the Greek island of Lesvos in a surprise find that shows very large mammals including horses, cattle, deer and antelope once grazed its verdant slopes. The bones of these and...

Elephants Once Roamed Greece’s Pinios River Valley

Today's placid scenes along the shores of Greece's Pinios River belie its ancient history as the home of hippopotamuses, bison and elephants.

Fossils of Two Unknown Ancient Snake Species Discovered in Northern Greece

The fossilized remains of two new species of snakes which have never before been found in any part of the world, were discovered recently near the city of Serres in Central Macedonia, Northern Greece. The Greek researcher who discovered the...

Greek Fossils Suggest Human Ancestors Evolved in Europe, Not Africa

A brand-new analysis of fossils recovered in the 1990's in the village of Nikiti, northern Greece, supports the controversial idea that the apes which gave rise to humans evolved in south-eastern Europe instead of Africa. The 8 or 9-million-year-old fossils...