A 17-million-year-old beaked whale fossil is helping researchers solve a puzzle about the likely birthplace of humanity in East Africa.
Some 80,000 years before our species arrived in Europe, Neanderthals there were making eye-catching jewelry.
The very first human dates to at least 2.3 million years ago, a new study concludes, suggesting that the origins of our genus could go back 3 million years ago.
Newly unearthed remains push back the origin of our genus by an incredible 400,000 years.
A single gene may have paved the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of brain cells found in a key brain region.
The remains of an ancient Israeli female strongly suggests that Neanderthals and Homo sapiens first met and mated in Israel.
The human history plot thickens with the discovery of a new archaic human from Taiwan that might have coexisted and interbred with our species.
Flatulence, diarrhea, rashes and other health issues have been with some humans and their ancestors for up to a million or more years.
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