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Oldest Known Paintings Created by Neanderthals, Not Modern Humans
Catherine Offord | Feb 26, 2018
The animal pictures and hand stencils were made in caves in Spain thousands of years before
arrived in Europe.
Jawbone Fossil Suggests Humans Left Africa Earlier than Previously Believed
Shawna Williams | Jan 26, 2018
The find is estimated to be at least 177,000 years old.
Scientists Uncover Oldest
Fossils to Date
Diana Kwon | Jun 6, 2017
The new fossils push the origin of the human species back by 100,000 years.
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.
“Out of Africa” Theory Gets the Genomic Treatment
Bob Grant | Sep 26, 2016
A trio of genetic studies on seldom-studied indigenous populations points to a single wave of migration as humanity wandered from its evolutionary homeland into the rest of the world.
New Timeline for
Kerry Grens | Jul 6, 2016
The ancient human may have lived around 900,000 years ago—much more recently than first estimated.
Ancient Y Chromosome Analyzed
Tanya Lewis | Apr 7, 2016
In-depth analysis of the Neanderthal Y chromosome offers insights into the ancient hominins’ split with modern humans.
Dating the Origin of Us
Ajit Varki | Nov 1, 2013
Theoretical anthropogeny seeks to understand how
rose to a position of global dominance.
Suspect Sasquatch Sequencing
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 28, 2012
Without publishing any data, a Texas-based forensic company claims to have sequenced the genome of Bigfoot.
Brain Evolution at a Distance
Hannah Waters | Dec 6, 2011
Gene expression controlled from afar may have spurred the spurt in brain evolution that led to modern humans.