Palaeoanthropology – News

Early cognition uncovered at Blombos

  • Dec 6, 2011

The latest in a string of discoveries at Blombos cave, in the Western Cape, South Africa, pushes the earliest evidence of human cognition in the region back to approximately 100 000 years ago.

Ugandapithecus fossil unearthed, thought to be 20 million years old

  • Nov 29, 2011

On the 18th of July this year, a combined team of French and Ugandan palaeontologists discovered an unsually complete specimen of an ancient primate, thought to be roughly 20 million years old.