The findings focus on a skeleton which represents a species in the same group as Lucy, known as Australopithecus.
The human history plot thickens with the discovery of a new archaic human from Taiwan that might have coexisted and interbred with our species.
Flatulence, diarrhea, rashes and other health issues have been with some humans and their ancestors for up to a million or more years.
Roughly 9,000 years ago, humans had mastered farming to the point where food was plentiful. Then, abruptly, these proto-cities were abandoned for millennia.
Neanderthals did not really go extinct -- they were simply absorbed into the modern human gene pool of Europeans and Asians. Continue reading →
Ancient hunter-gatherers from the area that is now Morocco had cavities and missing teeth, a new study finds.
Two million years ago in South Africa, a cross between humans and apes walked with a pigeon-toed gait, ate mostly veggies and spent a lot of time swinging in the trees.
A neanderthal skeleton unearthed in Italy shows interbreeding with humans, the first such known hybrid.
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