Christina Warinner/Max Planck Institute. Australian researchers say a two-million-year-old skull found in a South Africa cave provides more information about human evolution, the BBC reported. Examples of tools manufactured from monkey bones and teeth recovered from the Late Pleistocene layers of Fa-Hien Lena Cave in Sri Lanka show that early humans used sophisticated techniques to hunt monkeys and squirrels. PHOTO: Adam Stanford of Aerial-Cam Ltd. Species: Homo habilis. For some researchers, however, the claim is bolder than the evidence can bear. It's a Greek trading vessel that was dated to 400 BC. Dating of a trove of human teeth found in China. This prosthetic device was made for a priest's daughter who had to have her right big toe amputated 3,000 years ago. The newly discovered species Allosaurus jimmadseni represents the earliest Allosaurus known. Researchers discovered unknown species at the Qingjiang fossil site on the bank of the Danshui River, near its junction with the Qingjiang River in Hubei Province, China. This is an artistic reconstruction of Lola, a young girl who lived 5,700 years ago. PHOTO: But the skull discovery reveals that the two species likely overlapped and co-existed for at least 100,000 years. Natural History Museum of Utah. It was most likely crafted by ancient human ancestors like Homo erectus. Other fossils of early modern humans found in Israel already point to brief excursions out of Africa, where the species evolved, long before the mass exodus during which Homo sapiens spread from the continent about 70,000 years ago and colonised the world. PHOTO: Oldest Skeleton of Human Ancestor Found There was never a chimp-like missing link between humans and today’s apes, says a new fossil-skeleton … This is an artist's illustration showing a cross-section of Earth's forming crust approximately 3 to 4 billion years ago. It was found in Scladina Cave in Belgium. A central platform at Star Carr in North Yorkshire, England, was excavated by a research team studying past climate change events at the Middle Stone Age site. The Fincha Habera rock shelter in the Ethiopian Bale Mountains served as a residence for prehistoric hunter-gatherers. A broken skull chiselled from a lump of rock in a cave in Greece is the oldest modern human fossil ever found outside Africa, researchers claim. PHOTO: A fossil of an ancient rudist clam called Torreites sanchezi revealed that Earth's days lasted 23.5 hours 70 million years ago. This is 100,000 years older than previously discovered fossils of Homo sapiens that have been securely dated. Australopiths on the whole were known for their massive faces, according to Stephanie Melillo, study co-author and post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. The exhibition is the first for the fossil outside of Ethiopia and has generated criticism among the museum community and others that believe the fossil is too fragile to be moved from it's home country. The recently discovered fossilized femur of an ancient giant bird revealed that it weighed nearly as much as an adult polar bear and could reach 11½ feet tall. This rock lined the seafloor roughly 3.2 billion years ago, providing evidence that Earth may have been a 'waterworld' in its ancient past. PHOTO: The Mystery of a 8,000-Year-Old Skeleton Has Been Solved A plastic casting of a controversial 9,200-year-old skull sits in the basement of archaeologist James … Please click the button below to agree to our Terms and Conditions and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. Some scientists are calling for more evidence. It resembled a cross between a tadpole and a seal, grew to be one foot long and had pebble-like teeth that it likely used to eat invertebrates like snails and bivalves. A suite of Middle Neolithic pottery including typical Danilo ware, figulina and rhyta that was used to hold meat, milk, cheese and yogurt. Footprints thought to belong to Neanderthals have been found in the Catalan Bay Sand Dune. Institute of Archaeology of the CAS/Prague Castle Excavations. A recent study suggests antecessor is a sister lineage to Homo erectus, a common ancestor of modern humans, Neanderthals and Denisovans. This illustration shows one of the few ground-dwelling birds that survived the toxic environment and mass extinction. PHOTO: The area was active and diverse, full of cliffs and the aftermath of volcanic eruptions. PHOTO: This is an artist's illustration of the newly discovered dinosaur species Fostoria dhimbangunmal. Friday 10 … Courtesy James Kuether. “MRD has a mix of primitive and derived facial and cranial features that I didn’t expect to see on a single individual,” Haile-Selassie said.