Stone tools that are half a million years old have been unearthed in Israel — and they still have traces of elephant fat clinging to them.
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.
Mustaches and eyebrows help certain monkeys recognize each other, research finds.
The remains of an ancient Israeli female strongly suggests that Neanderthals and Homo sapiens first met and mated in Israel.
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