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Category: Early Humans
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.
The earliest known case of interpersonal violence left one man with a traumatic head injury 126,000 years ago, a study suggests.
A recent discovery suggests that early humans engaged in sophisticated behaviors such as making paint earlier than previously thought.
Check out images of Australopithecus sediba, which researchers think may be the intermediary species that spawned the Homo genus.
Early humans made sophisticated stone tools like hand axes 1.8 million years ago, a cache of artifacts from Kenya suggests.
As evidence grows that many people may be part Neanderthal, get the facts on humans’ newfound ancestors.
A Florida fossil hunter may have found the earliest example of American art: a 13,000-year-old bone with an engraving of a mammoth or mastodon.
Early human males were homebodies who barely strayed from their native caves, while females traveled far to find their mates, according to a new study.
The competitive advantage of striking from above explains why humans walk on two feet and why women prefer taller men, a new study suggests.