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Neanderthals’ fate was sealed when they passed on a rabbit-rich diet, according to new research.
A new study has cast doubt on a popular theory that Homo sapiens and Neanderthals once co-existed in Europe.
Common ancestry, rather than interbreeding, could account for genetic similarities between humans and Neanderthals.
Our most direct ancestors weren’t alone 2 million years ago, newly discovered fossils from Kenya indicate.
Scraping animal hides, not hunting with spears, may have produced Neanderthals’ humerus asymmetry.
Unlike other human ancestors, Australopithecus sediba foraged for tough, hard items like leaves, wood and bark, new research suggests.
Located in southwest France, a collapsed rock shelter might contain the oldest wall art ever discovered, a new study suggests.
Eating meat may have allowed our ancestors to grow fruitful, multiply and spread across the planet, a new study suggests.
Campfire remains from a South African cave suggest fire control by early humans dates back 1 million years.
Human remains with both modern and primitive features have been discovered in Chinese caves and might represent a new evolutionary line.
Most scholars think that Native Americans’ ancestors trekked across the Bering Strait from Siberia, but aspects of the historic migration remain matters of debate.
Researchers found that the toes of a 47-million-year-old primate suggest a transitional phase from nails to claws—or vice versa.