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Leopard fossil found in northern Italy

The ancient shinbone of a leopard has been found on the banks of a river in northern Italy. Leopards may have roamed across Italy alongside Neanderthals, a new study finds. Scientists analyzed an ancient, well-preserved bone discovered by amateur scientist Renato Bandera in the summer of 2014 and donated to the Paleoanthropological

Ancient hominids could climb trees

The discovery of a 3.3-million-year-old shoulder blade belonging to a Australopithecus afarensis suggests that the early hominids could climb trees. Lucy and her cohorts spent plenty of time on foot but climbed trees to forage for fruits and to escape predators, Green proposes. Based on the new analysis of the Dikika

Prehistoric man ate pandas

Slash marks found on the fossilized bones of ancient pandas reveal that prehistoric man once hunted and ate the now endangered species. Wei, head of the Institute of Three Gorges Paleoanthropology at a Chongqing museum, says many excavated panda fossils “showed that pandas were once slashed to death by man.” The Chongqing

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