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http://www.bostonherald.com, By Eryn Brown

Analyzing DNA from four ancient skeletons and comparing it with thousands of genetic samples from living humans, a group of Scandinavian scientists reported that agriculture initially spread through Europe because farmers expanded their territory nor

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Previous genetic research showed that, surprisingly, instead of coming from Africa, the people living on the island off the east coast of Africa seem to have come from Indonesia, another island nation a quarter of the world, or some 3,500 miles (abou

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The bones, which represent at least five individuals, have been dated to between 11,500 and 14,500 years ago. But scientists are calling them simply the Red Deer Cave people, after one of the sites where they were unearthed.

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Their key finding is that the main step change in social behaviour occurred when primates switched from being mainly active at night to being more active during the day.

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Creation Stories, and Darwinian Evolution could therefore be regarded as a “romaticization” of the genetic modification programme which this group had launched against the human populations which they had abducted, and would apparently ever

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The Daily Beast

When you look back on the history of past civilizations, a striking feature is the speed with which most of them collapsed, regardless of the cause.

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The rib, from a tusked beast known as a mastodon, has been dated precisely to 13,800 years ago. This places it before the so-called Clovis hunters, who many academics had argued were the North American continent's original inhabitants.

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In terms of the remaining tales, isolated tribes not participating in the slave trade appear plausible candidates as does the ritual slaughter of captured enemies that could have supported occasional cannibalism in the case of the oft maligned Aztec.

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The main finding of the study, published Sept. 18 in Nature Genetics, is that the San, an indigenous group of hunter gatherers from southern Africa, diverged from other human populations earlier than previously thought - about 130,000 years ago. In c

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