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The Oldest Human DNA
December 6, 2013 | New York Times

Scientists have recovered DNA from a fossil human who lived about 400,000 years ago. The oldest DNA before this specimen was about 300,000 years.

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The Oldest Primate?
June 10, 2013 | Scientific American
Archicebus, a tiny fossil about the size of a mouse has been identified as the "oldest known primate". It lived approximately 55 million years ago.

Oldest Human Footprints Outside of Africa
February 20, 2014 | BBC
Footprints more than 800,000 years old have been found along the coast of England. They are evidence of the earliest humans in Europe.

Hominid Fossils From the Rising Star Cave?
December 8, 2013 | Caving News
Cavers discovered a what appeared to be a human mandible and other bones while exploring a remove and tight portion of the Rising Star Cave in South Africa. Three weeks later a team of archaeologists had recovered over 1000 fossils with no end in sight.

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