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Human beings may have had a brush with extinction 70,000 years ago, an extensive genetic study suggests.
The human population at that time was reduced to small isolated groups in Africa, apparently because of drought, according to an analysis released
The report notes that a separate study by researchers at Stanford University estimated the number of early humans may have shrunk as low as 2,000
before numbers began to expand again in the early Stone Age.
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KABUL, Afghanistan (April 24) -- Scientists have found what they described this week as the earliest oil paintings ever discovered.
Murals found on cave walls in Afghanistan prove that painting with oil had been going on in Asia for centuries before artists used the technique in
Europe, scientists said this week.
Until now, art historians believed that oil painting started in Europe in the 15th century.
Scientists found the murals in a network of caves where monks lived and prayed in the Afghan region of Bamiyan, according to a statement on the Web
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