Mainstream theory was that Europeans descended from two groups: early farmers who moved into Europe and local hunter-gatherers they interbred with.
The petite Dorset people went extinct before the Vikings arrived and never mixed with Inuit or Eskimo peoples.
Neanderthals did not really go extinct -- they were simply absorbed into the modern human gene pool of Europeans and Asians. Continue reading →
Neanderthals may have interbred more widely than thought, if an inner ear with the species' traits are any sign.
Denisovans, a prehistoric species of human, passed beneficial DNA to Tibetans, who then helped push Denisovans to extinction. Continue reading →
Chimps are very much like humans, from giggling to grieving.
A look at 50,000-year-old Neanderthal poop in Spain shows these early humans were omnivorous.
A herpes virus that infects humans originated in chimpanzees before it jumped into early human ancestors, according to a new study.
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