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Aug 19, 2015 09:05 AM ET // AFP
A tiny bone from the little finger of a human ancestor in East Africa is the oldest 'modern' hand bone ever found.
Apr 20, 2015 05:30 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Neanderthals may have gone extinct because anatomically modern humans used fire to cook their food, meaning they could get by on fewer resources.
Dec 3, 2014 08:50 AM ET // Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
English people whose ancestors were elite in the 1100s are still likely part of the upper crust today.
Apr 29, 2014 03:45 PM ET // Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
For centuries, scientists have sought a biological method for tracing a person's geographic origin. Now, a group of researchers has developed a test.
Dec 4, 2013 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
DNA analysis and new archaeological finds are allowing scientists to more accurately recreate what our early ancestors looked like.
Nov 20, 2013 03:45 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
The DNA gleaned from two ancient Siberian skeletons is found to be related to that of modern-day Native Americans and western Eurasians.
Oct 31, 2014 08:27 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
It turns out Neanderthals may have had more brawn, but modern humans could run -- and run.