A researcher from Plymouth University School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences had led an international team investigating viruses that entered the DNA of our ancestors
A University of Otago, New Zealand, PhD student analysing dental calculus (hardened plaque) from ancient teeth is helping resolve the question of what plant foods
Warfare not only hastened human technological progress and vast social and political changes, but may have greatly contributed to the evolutionary emergence of humans' high
New biological methods used to trace the evolutionary history of kinship patterns shed new light on how societies developed as farming spread across the globe
A University of Utah study of two African tribes found evidence that men evolved better navigation ability than women because men with better spatial skills
Millennia-old genetic variant that once provided advantages for survival in cold climates increases risk of hypoglycemia and infant mortality.
When Yanomamö men in the Amazon raided villages and killed decades ago, they formed alliances with men in other villages rather than just with close
It has been found that Roman gladiators consumed a mostly vegetarian diet and drank ashes after training as a tonic. These are the findings of
The skeleton of a man who walked the earth 2,330 years ago in the southernmost tip of Africa tells us about ourselves as humans, and
Genetic analysis reveals present-day Europeans descended from at least 3, not 2, groups of ancient humans.
Research has unveiled that the non-dominant hand is likely to have played a vital role in the evolution of modern hand morphology.
In October 2004, the excavation of the fragmentary skeletal remains from the island of Flores, located in Indonesia, yielded what was deemed “the most important
Technology boom 50,000 years ago is associated with apparent reduction in testosterone.
Streptococcus mutans, a principle bacterium that causes dental caries, has increased the change in its genetic material over time, possibly coinciding with dietary changes that
A group of scientists from around the globe led by the Baylor College of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis has completed the genome
An international team of researchers has discovered new evidence that our prehistoric ancestors had a detailed understanding of plants long before the development of agriculture.
Anthropology study shows quadrupedal humans are not products of ‘devolution’.
Over 99% of human protein coding genes have an origin that predates primates by over 50 million years. The study questions the genomic annotations of
Smithsonian scientist and collaborators revise timeline of human origins
Insect Diet helped early humans build bigger brains, study suggests
Extinct human cousin gave Tibetans advantage at high elevation
The popular idea that Northern Europeans developed light skin to absorb more UV light so they could make more vitamin D – vital for healthy