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Category: Early Humans
The recently discovered fossils of a 3.5 million-year-old hominin have added a new branch to humanity’s growing family tree.
Scientists say a fossilized skull found inside a cave in Spain shows evidence that it belonged to the victim of a homicide—some 430,000 years ago.
A newly unearthed fossil from Ethiopia is altering the timeline of human evolution, pushing it back by nearly a half-million years.
In a new study, researchers suggest our ancestors may have developed language in order to make the tools necessary for their survival.
Researchers have found that human ancestors developed the ability to digest alcohol around 10 million years ago—and it may have been key to their survival.
On November 24, 1974, scientists in Africa unearthed the skeleton of one of humanity’s oldest ancestors, a pint-sized Australopithecus they nicknamed “Lucy.”
Using material extracted from a fossilized thigh bone found in Siberia, scientists have reconstructed the genetic map of a man who lived some 45,000 years ago.
Paintings found on limestone cave walls in Indonesia may date back at least 40,000 years, as long as the earliest art found in caves in Western Europe.
In a new study, researchers claim that Neanderthals and humans may have lived alongside each other in Europe for as many as 5,000 years.
A new study argues that humanity’s development of tools, art and culture may have coincided with lower levels of testosterone and a more feminine skull shape.
In two new studies, scientists analyzed teeth extracted from ancient skeletons in order to learn more about one of our most enduring health problems: cavities.
Ongoing research on two 2,000-year-old corpses preserved in the peat bogs of Denmark reveals that they both traveled from elsewhere before their deaths.
After analyzing fossil evidence, a group of anthropologists now suggest that human evolution may have been even more complicated than we thought.