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Ancient Sugar Molecule Could Timestamp Human Evolution
Aggie Mika | Sep 12, 2017
In animal fossils dating back millions of years, researchers detect traces of a glycan once synthesized by ancestral human lineages.
Likely Roamed Earth with
Bob Grant | May 9, 2017
New research provides evidence that the ancient hominin species might not be so ancient after all.
Another New Timeline for
Tracy Vence | Apr 27, 2017
The ancient human may have lived around 200,000 to 300,000 years ago—much more recently than previously estimated.
Image of the Day: New Kid on the Block
Staff | Mar 5, 2017
Ancient skulls discovered in China may belong to a new hominid species that possessed both modern human and Neanderthal characteristics.
Gap Between “Hobbits” and Modern Humans Narrows
Tanya Lewis | Jun 29, 2016
Remnants of fires indicate modern humans may have lived around the same time as
Neanderthals Built Structures Underground
Bob Grant | May 31, 2016
A new analysis of stalagmites stacked deep within a French cave suggests that the ancient hominin was capable of planning and carrying out construction projects.
Clock Reset on Denisovan-Neanderthal Split
Kerry Grens | Mar 14, 2016
Nuclear DNA from 430,000-year-old specimens indicates that Neanderthals had already diverged from their ancient-human predecessors.
Ancient Microbe Migration
Karen Zusi | Jan 11, 2016
Bacteria from the stomach contents of “Iceman,” an ancient corpse frozen in a European glacier, shed light on early human migration.
Jef Akst | Dec 30, 2015
The genomes of a 5,200-year-old woman and three 4,000-year-old men yield clues about the founding of Celtic populations.
Denisovan DNA Reveals Human Roots
Bob Grant | Nov 19, 2015
The ancient genomes of 50,000-year-old Denisovan teeth suggest the extinct species lived alongside Neanderthals and modern humans.