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Learning to throw shouldered big evolutionary step for humans

The shoulder may have been one of mankind’s greatest evolutionary successes, allowing us to kill prey by hurling spears or rocks, a study said on Wednesday. Focusing on a relatively underappreciated part of the anatomy, scientists said the shoulder was the key part of a throwing mechanism that evolved about…

Homo erectus was first master of the kitchen: study

WASHINGTON — The first ancestor of modern humans to have mastered the art of cooking was likely homo erectus, which evolved around 1.9 million years ago, according to a US study published Monday. The ability to cook and process food allowed homo erectus, the Neanderthals and homo sapiens to make…