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Black Skull, a partial skull from a specimen of Australopithecus aethiopicus

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Why largest lemurs disappeared - http://scienceblog.com/75900/largest-lemurs-disappeared/

DNA sheds light on why largest lemurs disappeared: Giant lemurs' demise linked to size, low numbers

Homo habilis - KNM-ER 1813

Homo habilis - KNM-ER 1813

Image of La Chapelle-aux-Saints, skull, 3/4 view

Image of Neanderthal La Chapelle-aux-Saints, skull. Item Site: La Chapelle-aux-Saints, France Year of Discovery: 1908 Discovered by: Amadee and Jean Bouyssonie and L.

This skull didn’t start out black – it was white, like all other bones in living animals. KNM-WT 17000 or the ’Black Skull’ only got its dramatic dark color after millions of years of sitting in a manganese-rich soil and absorbing minerals as it fossilized.  This nearly complete fossilized cranium has a face that projects far outward from the forehead, widely flaring zygomatic arches, and the largest sagittal crest of any early human--->

KNM-WT 17000 - Nickname: The Black Skull Site: West Turkana, Kenya Date of discovery: 1985 Discovered by: Alan Walker Age: About million years old Species: Paranthropus aethiopicus

Some of Europe's earliest inhabitants mysteriously vanished toward the end of the last ice age and were largely replaced by others, a new genetic analysis finds.  The genetic turnover was likely the result of a rapidly changing climate, which the earlier inhabitants of Europe couldn't adapt to

Why Did Ancient Europeans Just Disappear 14,500 Years Ago?

Ancient DNA shows earliest European genomes weathered the Ice Age: Neanderthal interbreeding clues and a mystery human lineage

Almost complete skull of Paranthropus boisei. Features include sagittal and nuchal crests, a well-developed mastoid process, and a broad face. Brain size was around 510cc.

Almost complete skull of Paranthropus boisei. Features include sagittal and nuchal crests, a well-developed mastoid process, and a broad face. Brain size was around

Image of Arago 21, skull, 3/4 view

year old Homo heidelbergensis skull found in Tautavel, France. The features of this cranium are most similar to much larger specimens of Homo heidelbergensis, its small size suggests that it is a female of this early human species.

Paranthropus robustus

Australopithecus Robustus: Dig that crazy supraorbital taurus! Likely good at crossword puzzles and Pictionary.

The debate over whether hobbits are a new species continues

A New Explanation for ‘New’ Man

A New Explanation for ‘New’ Man "Studies undercut the decade-old discovery of a skeleton thought to be a previously unknown extinct species of humans, with one suggesting that Down syndrome was a factor in its size.

Paranthropus aethiopicus - WT-17000 - "Black Skull"

Paranthropus aethiopicus - WT-17000 - "Black Skull"

World’s oldest murder mystery. Most likely the victim was killed for food or shelter but the evidence shows they were murdered.

World’s Oldest Murder Mystery Was Years in the Making – Phenomena: Gory Details - Cold Case

Paranthropus aethiopicus - WT-17000 - "Black Skull"

Paranthropus aethiopicus - WT-17000 - "Black Skull"

Discovered in 1868, the Cro-Magnon was among the first fossils to be recognized as belonging to our own species—Homo sapiens. This famous fossil skull is from one of several modern human skeletons found at the famous rock shelter site at Cro-Magnon, near the village of Les Eyzies, France.

Image of Cro-Magnon 1 Skull, view

KNM WT 17000 Paranthropus aethiopicus, nicknamed Black skull

KNM WT 17000 Paranthropus aethiopicus, nicknamed Black skull

Paranthropus aethiopicus - WT-17000 - "Black Skull" - reconstruction by Eduard Olaru

Paranthropus aethiopicus - - "Black Skull" - reconstruction by Eduard Olaru

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