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.
Some of the earliest members of our family tree were able to do relatively sophisticated tasks with their hands.
Tool bad and Tool good might have been some of the first sentences spoken by our early ancestors, research concludes.
The relatively lightly built skeletons of modern humans may have been the result of a shift away from a nomadic lifestyle to a more settled one.
Are you struggling with your holiday shopping list? Imagine what your options may have been more than 50,000 years ago.
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