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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.