A 17-million-year-old beaked whale fossil is helping researchers solve a puzzle about the likely birthplace of humanity in East Africa.
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.
There is a surprising genetic unity between the earliest known Europeans and contemporary Europeans, ancient DNA reveals.
The petite Dorset people went extinct before the Vikings arrived and never mixed with Inuit or Eskimo peoples.
Ancient stone artifacts recently excavated from Saudi Arabia possess similarities to items of about the same age in Africa.
The ancestors of Native Americans may have lived on and around the Bering Strait for about 10,000 years before streaming into the Americas.
Follow in herpes' path, and you'll be walking on the the very route early humans took as they made their way around the globe. Trace shows us how this much-hated virus can reveal so much about our past.