Climate Change Helped Drive <em>Homo sapiens</em>&rsquo; Cousins Extinct: Study
Climate Change Helped Drive Homo sapiens’ Cousins Extinct: Study
Sharp drops in global temperatures helped seal the fate of three extinct hominin species, including our close relatives, the Neanderthals, according to thousands of archaeological specimens and a model of past climate conditions.
Climate Change Helped Drive Homo sapiens’ Cousins Extinct: Study
Climate Change Helped Drive Homo sapiens’ Cousins Extinct: Study

Sharp drops in global temperatures helped seal the fate of three extinct hominin species, including our close relatives, the Neanderthals, according to thousands of archaeological specimens and a model of past climate conditions.

Sharp drops in global temperatures helped seal the fate of three extinct hominin species, including our close relatives, the Neanderthals, according to thousands of archaeological specimens and a model of past climate conditions.

Homo luzonensis
Genetics Steps In to Help Tell the Story of Human Origins
Genetics Steps In to Help Tell the Story of Human Origins
Katarina Zimmer | Sep 1, 2020
Africa’s sparse fossil record alone cannot reveal our species’ evolutionary history.
Infographic: Meet Your Ancient Ancestors and Relatives in Africa
Infographic: Meet Your Ancient Ancestors and Relatives in Africa
Katarina Zimmer | Sep 1, 2020
Modern human genomes and bones left behind from ancient hominins in Africa tell a complex story about the origins of our species.
The Science News that Shaped 2019
The Science News that Shaped 2019
Kerry Grens | Dec 20, 2019
A T cell discovery, “hachimoji” DNA, a new species of human, and mounting fears of espionage rounded off the list this year.
New Species of Human, <em>Homo</em> <em>luzonensis,</em> Identified in the Philippines
New Species of Human, Homo luzonensis, Identified in the Philippines
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 10, 2019
Thirteen hominin bones found in a cave are so unique that archaeologists have determined they stem from a distinct hominin species, although others question whether the researchers have enough evidence.