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“Human Ancestors”

Mar 17, 2014 02:55 PM ET
Human evolution happened slowly over the course of thousands and thousands of years. Are we still evolving today? Trace discusses a few recent findings showing how humans, even in the past 5,000 years, are continuing to evolve!
Mar 10, 2014 11:00 AM ET
Could Neanderthals, long thought to be unable to vocalize, actually talk to each other? Trace is here to tell you about a tiny bone found in Neanderthals and modern humans that might hold the answer.
Feb 27, 2014 03:00 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
The ancestors of Native Americans may have lived on and around the Bering Strait for about 10,000 years before streaming into the Americas.
Feb 25, 2014 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Without protective fur to safeguard against sun damage, our ancestors went from pale-skinned to dark-skinned.
Feb 24, 2014 12:12 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Climate may have caused the near-extinction of Neanderthals long before modern humans came to be, new research shows. Continue reading →
Feb 11, 2014 06:13 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Strange, elongated skulls found in South America are spawning theories about unknown humans and aliens. But why?
Feb 7, 2014 02:20 PM ET // AFP
The footprints were left by ancient humans some 800,000 years ago.
Jan 29, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Mating with Neanderthals led to major changes in humans, affecting everything from skin color to disease predisposition, traits we still see today.
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