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The first of our kind – Scientists discover the oldest Homo sapiens fossils at Jebel Irhoud, Morocco

New finds push back the origins of our species by 100,000 years and show that by about 300,000 years ago important changes in our biology and behavior had taken place across most of Africa


The First Genome Data from Ancient Egyptian Mummies

Verena Schünemann at the Palaeogenetics Laboratory, University of Tübingen. Photo credit: Johannes Krause

Study finds that ancient Egyptians were most closely related to ancient populations from the Near East


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