The fossils of Australopithecus sediba have fueled scientific debate since they were found at the Malapa Fossil Site in South Africa 10 years ago.
The archaic hominins weren’t homogenous, and archaic humans weren’t shy, research suggests. Dyani Lewis reports.
A study of 8,000 years of genetics from Spain and Portugal yields a surprisingly complex picture of the inhabitants’ ancestry.
A team of archaeologists has revealed new findings on a set of bones that is believed to belong to the oldest hominid fossil in Poland.
Some 34,000 years ago, two boys and a middle-aged man were buried in fantastic style. They were laid to rest wearing over 13,000 mammoth ivory beads, hundreds of perforated fox canine teeth and other adornments.
The discovery of a prehistoric human jawbone in a cave near Haifa pushes back the clock on the evolution of Homo sapiens and our ancestors’ first exodus out of Africa
Most scientists believe all modern humans are descended from African ancestors. But a new analysis of an ancient Chinese skull found too many similarities to the earliest human fossils found in Africa to be a coincidence; maybe we didn’t all originate in Africa.
Migrating humans interbred with Neanderthals in Europe 100,000 years ago. Now around 2% of the DNA of non-African people comes from Neanderthals.