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“Human Ancestors”

Nov 18, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The history of actual Hobbit humans is like a page out of a J.R.R. Tolkien novel.
Oct 29, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Our earliest ancestors were more like a slow furry loris than an imposing King Kong, suggests a new primate fossil found in Spain.
Oct 15, 2015 12:00 PM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Our ancestors slept about as many hours a night as we do, though their sleep quality was likely better.
Oct 14, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The earliest unambiguous evidence for our species outside of Africa has just been discovered in China.
Oct 7, 2015 09:45 AM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
A recently unearthed extinct human species had hands and feet adapted for a life both on the ground and in the trees.
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.
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