Early humans hunted beavers 400,000-years-ago

Researchers suggests that early humans were hunting, skinning, and eating beavers around 400,000-years-ago.

First modern humans in Europe are associated with the Gravettian culture

A study conducted by CNRS has determined who the first modern humans to settle in Europe were.

Archaeologists find 476,000-year-old wooden structure

Archaeologists from the University of Liverpool and Aberystwyth University have discovered a wooden structure dating from at least 476,000-years-ago, the earliest known example to date.

Evidence of Neanderthal cannibalism found in Spanish cave

Archaeologists conducting excavations in the Coves del Toll de Moià have uncovered evidence of Neanderthal cannibalism from more than 52,000-years-ago.

Researchers find oldest known Neanderthal engravings

A study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE has provided evidence to date the age and origin of engravings discovered on a cave wall in France.

Global Implications for Homo Floresiensis

Excavations at Liang Bua Cave exhibit skeletal evidence of a new species named Homo floresiensis; grounded the mosaic of primitive and derived features.

York research centre investigates the origins of humans

The University of York and the Hull Medical school has launched a new research centre to investigate the origin of our species.

Part I: Evolution of Structural Distinctiveness

The development of behavioural complexity and intricate judgment were once only thought to be characteristics possessed by modern humans.

Fossil discovery could be our oldest human ancestor

The discovery at Malapa caves in South Africa of the palaeoanthropological remains of Australopithecus sediba - now under further study for dating the earliest human fossils.

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