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Stone Age bakers made first bread thousands of years before farming

Posted on 16 Jul 2018 in Archaeology, Journalism

A trail of ancient bread crumbs has helped archaeologists put the origins of bread making in the Stone Age. The find provides the first direct evidence that humans were baking with wheat and oats thousands of years before they began farming the cereals. Image: Alexis Pantos

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Tools from China are oldest hint of human lineage outside Africa

Posted on 11 Jul 2018 in Featured, Human Origins, Journalism

Hominins reached Asia at least 2.1 million years ago, researchers assert in an 11 July Nature paper. Stone tools they found in central China represent the earliest known evidence of humans or their ancient relatives living outside Africa. Image: Prof. Zhaoyu Zhu

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