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Our Ancestors and the NHS – Human Evolution News Update #10

Posted on the 08 July 2018 by Reprieve @EvoAnth

Another week, another bunch of human evolution news has come out. In fact, too much for me to handily summarise here.

So instead, here are the top 5 most interesting human evolution news stories from the past week. As voted on by you, the people.

Of course, if you want to see the rest you'll just have to follow Filthy Monkey Men on twitter or facebook.

Number 1

We're just scratching the surface of human evolution. Estimates suggest there are literally trillions of artefacts in Africa alone that we've yet to discover #jobsecurity

- Filthy Monkey Men (@FilthyMonkeyMen) July 4, 2018

Number 2

Ancestors is the new came from the creative director of Assassins Creed. There's still a lot we don't know about the game, but new screenshots look epic.

- Filthy Monkey Men (@FilthyMonkeyMen) July 2, 2018

Number 3

Every few weeks I re-remember this fact, and every time it blows my mind

- Filthy Monkey Men (@FilthyMonkeyMen) July 3, 2018

Number 4

Everyone is talking about how great England are at penalties. They're missing our real special skill: making super symmetrical tools!

Some speculate hominins made tools like this just because they liked the way they looked

- Filthy Monkey Men (@FilthyMonkeyMen) July 4, 2018

Number 5

Today is the 70th birthday of the NHS, as they continue a proud tradition of public health that stretches back into prehistory. Even Neanderthals cared for each other as this fossil that survived multiple injuries shows! #NHS70

- Filthy Monkey Men (@FilthyMonkeyMen) July 5, 2018

And of course, don't forget about all the in-depth analysis published here

Did the Toba supervolcano almost wipe out humans? - Filthy Monkey Men

- Filthy Monkey Men (@FilthyMonkeyMen) July 5, 2018

Ancient burials actually accidental, according to AI - Filthy Monkey Men

- Filthy Monkey Men (@FilthyMonkeyMen) July 3, 2018

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