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Ötzi the Iceman

GUT FEELING  Ötzi’s stomach was covered in fungi, but researchers still managed to reveal new details about the Iceman’s last meal.

spearpoints from Texas

AMERICAN MADE  Human-modified stones excavated in central Texas date to more than 16,000 years ago. Finds include a spearpoint (far right) unlike any others previously unearthed at ancient American sites.

stone tool at Shangchen

EARLY ARRIVAL  Researchers excavate a stone tool from 2.1 million-year-old sediment at Shangchen, China. Newly reported discoveries at Shangchen indicate that it’s the oldest known hominid site outside Africa.

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