Fast-accumulating data seem to indicate that our close cousins, the Neandertals, were much more similar to us than imagined even a decade ago.
Diet likely changed game for some hominids 3.5 million years ago, says CU-Boulder study
A new study by archaeologists at the University of York challenges evolutionary theories behind the development of our earliest ancestors from tree dwelling quadrupeds to
Most modern human mothers wean their babies much earlier than our closest primate relatives. But what about our extinct relatives, the Neanderthals?
Recently published paper indicates discovery could yield important clues on origins of humankind
Species identified in 2010 is 1 of closest relatives to humans A dental study of fossilized remains found in South Africa in 2008 provides new
Researchers at Wits University in South Africa, including Peter Schmid from the University of Zurich, have described the anatomy of a single early hominin in
A team of scientists has pieced together how the hominid Australopithecus sediba (Au. sediba) walked, chewed, and moved nearly two million years ago.
Buried for 100,000 years at Xujiayao in the Nihewan Basin of northern China, the recovered skull pieces of an early human exhibit a now-rare congenital
Although a relatively large number of late Middle Pleistocene hominins have been found in East Asia, these fossils have not been consistently included in current
When, how and why modern humans first stood up and walked on two legs is considered to be one of the greatest missing links in
Neanderthal brains were adapted to allow them to see better and maintain larger bodies, according to new research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society
A newly discovered Y chromosome places the most recent common ancestor for the Y chromosome lineage more 100,000 years before the oldest known anatomically modern
Cueva de Nerja : Wiki Commons Researchers of the University of Valencia have dated between 14.500 and 13.500 years ago the remains of balanus, a
Image : John Stewart conducting his research into prehistoric environments Tracing the effects of climate change on prehistoric and future environments Dr John Stewart has
For decades, archaeologists have debated how farming spread to Stone Age Europe, setting the stage for the rise of Western civilization.
Most palaeoanthropologists consider the robust australopithecines to be an offshoot of the gracile australopithecines and most are in agreement that the former deserve a separate
The theory that the last Neanderthals –Homo neanderthalensis– persisted in southern Iberia at the same time that modern humans –Homo sapiens– advanced in the northern
Comet explosions did not end the prehistoric human culture, known as Clovis, in North America 13,000 years ago, according to research published in the journal
Australopithecine ancestors -- arboreal versus terrestrial habitat and locomotion
UAlberta archeologist's new research may lead to rethinking how and when our ancestors left Africa to colonize the globe
Recent genetic studies suggest that Neanderthals may have bred with anatomically modern humans tens of thousands of years ago in the Middle East, contributing to