CATEGORY: Early Humans
DNA Study Finds Aboriginal Australians World’s Oldest Civilization
September 23, 2016

An unprecedented DNA study has found evidence of a single human migration out of Africa and confirmed that Aboriginal Australians are the world’s oldest civilization. Read More

Did Lucy, Famed Human Ancestor, Die After Falling From a Tree?
August 30, 2016

In a new study, researchers claim to have solved the mystery of how the early human ancestor known as Lucy died nearly 3.2 million years ago. Read More

New Study Refutes Theory of How Humans Populated North America
August 10, 2016

A new study has challenged the popular theory that the first Ice-Age humans who migrated to North America arrived by a land bridge connecting Siberia to Alaska. Read More

Researchers Reconstruct Prehistoric Funeral of Female Shaman
July 8, 2016

Analysis of a 12,000-year-old grave in northern Israel revealed details about the elaborate funeral of a woman believed to be a female shaman. Read More

Archaeologists Discover Possible Homo Erectus Footprints in East Africa
June 17, 2016

Italian and Eritrean researchers have uncovered fossilized footprints they believe were left by the human ancestor Homo erectus some 800,000 years ago. Read More

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