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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.
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.
May 27, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The early human species lived in Ethiopia 3.3 to 3.5 million years ago.
May 27, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Murder dates back to at least the Middle Pleistocene, according to a new study that suggests early Neanderthals weren’t always a peaceful bunch.
May 20, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The earliest known stone toolkit could write a whole new chapter in the book of human evolution, especially since the tools were not even made by our genus.
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