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“Human Ancestors”

Sep 25, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Our ancestors apparently had a lot to say 2 million years ago, even if they said it quietly.
Sep 12, 2015 04:34 AM ET
There's a new ancient rock star on the scene and its name is Homo naledi, a 3-million-year-old set of bones found in a cave in South Africa that's being touted as a new human species. How did scientists determine that it belonged in the genus Homo?
Sep 10, 2015 05:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A deep chamber within a South African cave has just yielded a new member of early human lineage – and the species seem to have buried their dead.
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.
Aug 7, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Voters nearly always prefer politicians with deep voices, a new study finds. Continue reading →
Jul 21, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The image of what the first human migration out of Africa looked like has just radically changed, with new evidence suggesting that short, ape-like humans were the first to leave.
Jul 21, 2015 01:46 PM ET // AFP
A single Siberian migration about 23,000 years ago later branched into today's distinct native American groups.
Jun 22, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The finding of a cross-breed suggests that interbreeding with Neanderthals was more common than previously thought.
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