How our ancestors really looked (and dressed)
Artist and palaeontology expert Elisabeth Daynes, has created the silicone models showing exactly what a pre-historic man and woman would have looked like based on studying their bones.
According to a Russian scholar, the mighty muscle of Neanderthal man was either due to dietary factors and to a genetic predisposition that influenced the production of hormones like testosterone to levels much higher than even those of modern athletes who use anabolic steroids. It is not known, however, if this natural doping was associated with increased levels of aggressiveness.
1.8-million-year-old skull shakes mankind’s family tree
The discovery of the world's first completely preserved skull from the early Pleistocene is yielding a remarkable insight: Man’s early ancestors probably appeared as physically diverse as humans do today -- and our family tree may have fewer branches than scientists once thought.
Plz. classify Mesolithic/Neolithic Dutchman
This man was part of the Swifterbant culture (5300 - 3400 BCE), the finds of this culture are hard to separate from the contemporary North-German Ellerbeck culture and the Danish Ertebølle culture. All three are therefore sometimes grouped together and seen as the predecessor of the western TRB culture. The three cultures are interesting because while they start as Mesolithic and halfway adapt to the domestication of animals and plants (Neolithization), they keep showing strong continuity.