CATEGORY: Early Humans
New DNA Research Sheds New Light on Ice Age Europe
May 5, 2016

A new study of the genetic codes of Ice Age Europeans has given scientists insight into some 40,000 years of prehistory. Read More

Army Corps of Engineers Confirms Kennewick Man is Native American
May 2, 2016

Engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have determined based on DNA analysis that the ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native Americans. Read More

Ancient DNA Tells Story of Native American Devastation
April 7, 2016

By analyzing the DNA of the earliest Americans, a new study confirms the devastating impact of European contact on the indigenous peoples of the New World. Read More

Evidence of Prehistoric Massacre Could Extend Warfare Timeline
January 22, 2016

Newly discovered evidence of an ancient massacre of African hunter-gatherers suggests the history of warfare may be older than previously thought. Read More

The Iceman’s Stomach Bug Helps Scientists Map Ancient Human Migration
January 11, 2016

Scientists discovered the common pathogen Helicobacter pylori inside the stomach of Ötzi, the 5,300-year-old “Iceman” whose naturally mummified body turned up in the Alps in 1991. Read More

Scientists Recreate Skull of Human-Neanderthal Ancestor
December 21, 2015

Researchers used digital techniques to build a 3D model of the skull of the last common ancestor shared by modern humans and Neanderthals. Read More

DNA in Tooth Yields New Insight Into Ancient Human Cousin
November 18, 2015

DNA analysis of a single fossilized tooth found in a Siberian cave has given scientists new insight into a recently discovered hominid group, known as the Denisovans. Read More

Ancient Chinese Teeth Challenge Human Migration Timeline
October 16, 2015

A set of 47 fossilized teeth discovered in a Chinese cave suggests modern humans migrated from Africa at least 20,000 years earlier than previously thought. Read More

Early Human-Like Species Discovered in South Africa
September 10, 2015

Homo naledi, a strange new hominid creature with a mix of modern and primitive features, may shake up the evolutionary family tree—thanks to an accidental discovery and some social media outreach. Read More

Iron Age Graves in Britain Yield Hybrid Animals and Human Sacrifice
July 22, 2015

Archaeologists excavating one of the oldest settlements in Britain have discovered the buried remains of bizarre animal hybrids, as well as an apparent human sacrifice. Read More