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Almost two million years ago, early humans began eating food such as crocodiles, turtles and fish - a diet that could have played an important role in the evolution of human brains and our footsteps out of Africa, according to new research.

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UNSW anthropologist Dr Darren Curnoe has identified another new early human ancestor in South Africa - the earliest recognised species of Homo.

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The oldest evidence of humans harnessing fire to forge stone tools has been uncovered in South Africa by an international team including UNSW's Dr Andy Herries.

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A team of international researchers, including UNSW archaeologist Dr Andy Herries, has shown that the earliest humans were a sophisticated lot who decorated their bodies, used advanced stone tools and enjoyed seafood.