Neanderthals are already distant relations of modern humans, but new evidence indicates they're even more distant than previously believed. Dental analysis places the ancient hominin's divergence from our lineage not later than 800,000 years ago.
Ancient May 16, 2019
New artifacts discovered by researchers suggest that the early human migrated from Africa to China 270,000 years earlier than imagined. The scientists uncovered 80 artifacts that indicate that they were also used.
Public Health July 11, 2018
The homo antecessor, the oldest known human fossil in Europe, lived 1 million years ago. The species is the last known common ancestor of modern men and the Neanderthals.
Ancient June 20, 2018
Archaeologists recently discovered ancient stone tools in India that date back to 385,000 years ago. They believe the finding could rewrite the history of when early modern humans migrated out of Africa.
Ancient February 2, 2018
Homo Sapiens remains discovered in Morocco have challenged the accepted view of humanity's origins. The new discoveries predate similar finds by about 100,000 years.
Ancient June 8, 2017
Homo naledi, our most recently discovered ancient relative, might have lived alongside Homo sapiens and carries a striking similarity to modern humans. Find out how old this human ancestor really is, what it looked like and how it behaved.
Ancient May 11, 2017
Homo floresiensis fossils revealed the tiny hominid didn’t evolve from Homo erectus, as previously believed. The Indonesian ‘hobbit’ is not a malformed version of Homo sapiens either but is in fact related to a much-ancient species.
Ancient April 22, 2017
A 400,000-year-old skull belonging to an archaic member of the genus Homo was found in the Aroeira cave in Portugal. It has some features of Neanderthals and may hold clue to the ancestry of modern humans's closest extinct relative.
Ancient March 16, 2017
After 25 years, researchers have finally figured out what Otzi the Iceman was wearing when he died: pretty much the entire zoo.
Ancient August 18, 2016
An international team of researchers is exploring the possibility that Homo sapiens may have played a factor in the demise of a group of ancient hominins known as Homo floresiensis. Experts believe the ancestors of modern man may have lived in the same region of Indonesia as the hobbits.
March 31, 2016
A new study has found that the mystery hobbits that resided in an Indonesian island were not really humans. Analysis of skull fossils show that modern humans and the so-called Homo floresiensis have no similar characteristics.
Animals February 17, 2016
Early humans may have survived on a woodland diet of nuts and tree bark, but it doesn't mean that they found it easy to do so. A new study revealed that some early hominids would have dislocated their jaws when eating hard food.
Animals February 9, 2016
Climate change or epidemics may not have wiped out Neanderthals. A new study revealed it was possible that the cultural superiority of anatomically modern humans drove the Neanderthals to extinction.
February 3, 2016
Mystery solved. Researchers finally concluded that Iceman Ötzi's maternal lineage is now extinct. The Ötzi iceman lived over 5,300 years ago in the Eastern Alps.
Animals January 15, 2016
A study of the teeth of the Homo floresiensis showed there could be a bit of hobbits in humans today. Early modern humans might have interbred with Asian Homo erectus at a small scale, said researchers.
Animals November 21, 2015
The finding may be reason to re-examine the accepted date for modern humans' migration out of Africa. It may also help explain why Homo sapiens took so long to reach Europe, researchers say.
October 15, 2015
Researchers found that pollution due to heavy metals has long been existent. According to a new discovery, traces of pollution due to Neanderthal fires were created 450,000 years ago.
Earth/Environment September 23, 2015
Scientists were able to project how the world would look if the modern human never existed. The researchers highlight that instead of an optimal climate and environment, the absence of humans actually makes an area suitable for large mammals.
Earth/Environment August 25, 2015
The 55,000 year-old Manot skull that was discovered in a cave in western Galilee in Israel is giving hints as to when and where the interbreeding between humans and the Neanderthals occurred.
Animals January 29, 2015
Skull found in Israel said evidence of first meetings of Neanderthals and modern humans. Middle East would have been a corridor for modern humans spreading out of Africa into Europe and Asia, researchers say.
Animals January 28, 2015
By comparing the nasal anatomy of the Neanderthals with that of the modern humans, researchers concluded that the Neanderthals are not sub-species of the Homo Sapiens. Study even suggests that the group became extinct because of competition with modern humans.
Animals November 20, 2014
A DNA analysis of the thigh bone of an Ust'-Ishim man revealed that modern humans and Neanderthals interbred during the Initial Upper Palaeolithic period, the age associated with the emergence of artwork, musical instruments and jewelry.
Animals October 23, 2014
A new study suggests that ancient humans are not as primitive as previously thought to be. Researchers discovered that ancient man was able to adapt to climate change.
Animals July 7, 2014
Human footprints from 800,000 years ago could re-write the history of the human race. But, why are the new findings already destroyed?
Animals February 9, 2014
New findings show that Adam, humanity's common male ancestor, may have lived 9,000 years earlier than what was previously believed.
Animals January 26, 2014