Early Humans’ Brains Were More Apelike than Modern
Early Humans’ Brains Were More Apelike than Modern
Impressions that ancient brains left in fossilized skulls reveal that the first human ancestors to migrate out of Africa had much more primitive brains than previously thought.
Early Humans’ Brains Were More Apelike than Modern
Early Humans’ Brains Were More Apelike than Modern

Impressions that ancient brains left in fossilized skulls reveal that the first human ancestors to migrate out of Africa had much more primitive brains than previously thought.

Impressions that ancient brains left in fossilized skulls reveal that the first human ancestors to migrate out of Africa had much more primitive brains than previously thought.

paleoanthropology
Questions Raised About How an Ancient Hominin Moved
Questions Raised About How an Ancient Hominin Moved
Abby Olena | Feb 24, 2021
A new analysis of the hand of the 4.4-million-year-old partial skeleton of Ardipithecus ramidus indicates that the human ancestor may have climbed and swung through trees like chimpanzees do.
Amazonian Secrets
Amazonian Secrets
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2020
Watch researchers travel to a cave deep in the Amazon to search for clues about the first humans to populate the Americas.
Aquatic Apes?
Aquatic Apes?
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2020
Watch Reading Frames author Peter Rhys-Evans and documentarian Sir David Attenborough discuss the book The Waterside Ape and the impact it may have on our understanding of human evolution.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Waterside Ape</em>
Book Excerpt from The Waterside Ape
Peter Rhys-Evans | Apr 1, 2020
In Chapter 11, “Surfer’s Ear,” author Peter Rhys-Evans describes a key piece of evidence he says supports his hypothesis of a brief period of semi-aquatic living in early hominins.
Did Human Evolution Include a Semi-Aquatic Phase?
Did Human Evolution Include a Semi-Aquatic Phase?
Peter Rhys-Evans | Apr 1, 2020
A recent book outlines fossil evidence supporting the controversial hypothesis.
What A Long, Strange Decade It&rsquo;s Been
What A Long, Strange Decade It’s Been
Bob Grant | Dec 20, 2019
For the past 10 years, life science has moved us closer to a complete understanding of what makes us human—our similarities, our differences, and our shared history.
<em>Homo sapiens</em> Might Not Be Responsible for Neanderthal Demise
Homo sapiens Might Not Be Responsible for Neanderthal Demise
Catherine Offord | Nov 29, 2019
Researchers’ simulations suggest that small population sizes and inbreeding made Neanderthal populations vulnerable to chance fluctuations in population size.
Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism
Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism
Catherine Offord | Nov 7, 2019
The 12-million-year-old bones of a previously unknown species named Danuvius guggenmosi challenge the prevailing view about when and where our ancestors first started walking upright.
Image of the Day: Famine Victim Teeth
Image of the Day: Famine Victim Teeth
Emily Makowski | Sep 12, 2019
Dental calculus provides a look into the diets of 42 people who died during the Great Irish Famine.