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Researchers discover oldest fossil forest in Asia

Researchers describe the largest example of a Devonian forest, made up of 250,000 square meters of fossilized lycopsid trees, which was recently discovered in China’s Anhui province. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Ancient molar points to interbreeding between archaic humans and Homo sapiens in Asia

An analysis of a 160,000-year-old archaic human molar fossil discovered in China offers the first morphological evidence of interbreeding between archaic humans and Homo sapiens in Asia. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Early humans used northern migration routes to reach eastern Asia

Northern and Central Asia have been neglected in studies of early human migration, with deserts and mountains being considered uncompromising barriers. However, a new study argues that humans may have moved through these extreme settings in the past under wetter … Continue reading

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Humans colonized diverse environments in Southeast Asia and Oceania during the Pleistocene

Investigations into what it means to be human have often focused on attempts to uncover the earliest material traces of ‘art’, ‘language’, or technological ‘complexity’. More recently, scholars have begun to argue that more attention should be paid to the … Continue reading

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Oldest-known ancestor of modern primates may have come from North America, not Asia

A new fossil analysis suggests the earliest-known ancestor of modern primates may have come from North America, not Asia, as previously thought. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Aussie snakes and lizards hint again to Asia 30 million years in the past

Lethal snakes are amongst Australia’s most iconic animals. Now a brand new research helps clarify how they descended from creatures which have come from Asia over the previous 30 million years. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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one hundred,000-yr-previous human skulls from east Asia reveal complicated mixture of tendencies in time, area

Two partial archaic human skulls, from the Lingjing website, Xuchang, central China, present a brand new window into the biology and populations patterns of the quick predecessors of recent people in japanese Eurasia. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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An ancestor of the rabbit connects Europe and Asia

The species Amphilagus tomidai was recently discovered — an ancestor of the rabbit which lived in present-day Siberia during the Miocene, about 14 million years ago. The discovery of this mammal, belonging to a family which was thought to only … Continue reading

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