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(11/23/22) Human Evolution Wasn't Just the Sheet Music, but How It Was Played.

A team of researchers has identified a group of human DNA sequences driving changes in brain development, digestion and immunity that seem to have evolved rapidly after our family line split from that of the chimpanzees, but before we split with the Neanderthals.

(11/15/22) Oldest evidence of the controlled use of fire to cook food, researchers report.

The remains of a huge carp fish mark the earliest signs of cooking by prehistoric human to 780,000 years ago, predating the available data by some 600,000 years, according to researchers.

(11/9/22) First sentence ever written in Canaanite language discovered: Plea to eradicate beard lice.

Researchers have unearthed an ivory comb from 1700 BCE inscribed with a plea to eradicate lice. The finding provides direct evidence for the use of the Canaanite alphabet in daily activities some 3700 years ago.

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