Study shows earlier processing of carbohydrates caused dental problems for ancient humans.
Study compares rate of molecular evolution between humans and chimps with that of their lice.
Monkeys landed in South America 37 or more million years ago.
Humans have a distinctive hand anatomy that allows them to make and use tools.
Gender assumptions’ when interpreting past human behaviour
Scientists verify the presence of tuberculosis from 7,000 years ago
Did our skeletons evolve for protection or for violence? The earliest vestiges of our skeleton are encountered in 500million-year-old fossil fishes, some of which were
One hypothesis suggests that Neandertals were rigid in their dietary choice, targeting large herbivorous mammals, such as horse, bison and mammoths, while modern humans also
New genetic research led by the Genographic Project consortium shows a distinctive ancestry for the Uros populations of Peru and Bolivia that predates the arrival
Scientists reconstruct the genome of medieval strains of the pathogen responsible for leprosy by exhuming centuries-old human graves.
Croatian rib of a Neandertal reveals ancient example of now-common bone tumor
For the first time, researchers from the Centre for Evolutionary Medicine at the University of Zurich together with colleagues abroad have been able to provide
College athletes are not the only ones who sometimes suffer at the hands of higher ups. A new report brings to light a more hidden
Some of the world’s oldest engravings of the human form – prehistoric rock art from the Italian Alps – have been brought to life by
There is not significant evidence to support the association between facial shape and aggression in men, according to a study published by the journal PLOS
A new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows that the earliest human burial practices in Eurasia varied widely, with some graves lavish and
For centuries, the fate of the original Otomí inhabitants of Xaltocan, the capital of a pre-Aztec Mexican city-state, has remained unknown. Researchers have long wondered
Ancient DNA has revealed that humans living some 40,000 years ago in the area near Beijing were likely related to many present-day Asians and Native
A new method of establishing hair and eye colour from modern forensic samples can also be used to identify details from ancient human remains, finds
A study dating the age of more than 1 million single-letter variations in the human DNA code reveals that most of these mutations are of
Skeletal remains in an island cave in Favignana, Italy, reveal that modern humans first settled in Sicily around the time of the last ice age