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Apr 1, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
The findings focus on a skeleton which represents a species in the same group as Lucy, known as Australopithecus.
Jan 27, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The human history plot thickens with the discovery of a new archaic human from Taiwan that might have coexisted and interbred with our species.
Jan 27, 2015 03:48 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Flatulence, diarrhea, rashes and other health issues have been with some humans and their ancestors for up to a million or more years.
Nov 18, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Annalee Newitz, iO9
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.
Aug 20, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Neanderthals did not really go extinct -- they were simply absorbed into the modern human gene pool of Europeans and Asians.  Continue reading →
Jan 7, 2014 11:20 AM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Ancient hunter-gatherers from the area that is now Morocco had cavities and missing teeth, a new study finds.
Apr 11, 2013 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
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.
Mar 27, 2013 05:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A neanderthal skeleton unearthed in Italy shows interbreeding with humans, the first such known hybrid.
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