Ancient Georgian Ancestors
Ancient Georgian Ancestors
Ruth Williams | Oct 17, 2013
A hominin skull found in Dmanisi reveals that human ancestors migrating from Africa were more primitive than once thought.
A Bone-Deep Kinship
A Bone-Deep Kinship
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2013
A Neanderthal rib fragment provides conclusive evidence that the ancient hominins were susceptible to a benign bone tumor of modern humans.
Human Ancestors?
Human Ancestors?
Ruth Williams | Apr 11, 2013
Fossilized skeletal remains of the hominid Australopithecus sediba add to the puzzle of human evolution.
The First Australopithecus, 1925
Sabrina Richards | Jul 1, 2012
The discovery of the 2.5-million-year-old Taung Child skull marked a turning point in the study of human brain evolution.
Why People Lost Their Fur
Ruth Williams | Dec 12, 2011
The need for ancient humans to keep cool during the day might explain their lack of body hair but not why they walked on two feet.
Earliest Modern Europeans Described
Jef Akst | Nov 3, 2011
A fossilized jaw bone and teeth from Western Europe are recognized as the oldest modern human fossils recovered in the region.
The Mosaic Pre-Man
Rachel Nuwer and Sabrina Richards | Sep 8, 2011
Newly excavated Australopithecus sediba fossils exhibit a mixture of primitive and more modern features.
Humans Picked Up Ancestral Immunity
Kerry Grens | Aug 25, 2011
Modern immune systems harbor signs of interbreeding with ancient hominins.