Neanderthals and Modern Humans Diverged Earlier than Thought: Study
Neanderthals and Modern Humans Diverged Earlier than Thought: Study
Fossil records show that the most recent shared ancestor with modern humans may have lived at least 800,000 years ago.
Neanderthals and Modern Humans Diverged Earlier than Thought: Study
Neanderthals and Modern Humans Diverged Earlier than Thought: Study

Fossil records show that the most recent shared ancestor with modern humans may have lived at least 800,000 years ago.

Fossil records show that the most recent shared ancestor with modern humans may have lived at least 800,000 years ago.

paleontology
<em>Australopithecus sediba</em> Not Likely Humans&rsquo; Ancestor: Study
Australopithecus sediba Not Likely Humans’ Ancestor: Study
Kerry Grens | May 9, 2019
The fossil record for the ancient hominin A. sediba is younger than that of Homo, a “highly unlikely” scenario for a direct lineage.
Image of the Day: Bat-like Wings
Image of the Day: Bat-like Wings
Chia-Yi Hou | May 9, 2019
Paleontologists find a fossil of a dinosaur, Ambopteryx longibrachium, with membranous wings, in China.
Image of the Day: New Tyrannosauroid
Image of the Day: New Tyrannosauroid
Chia-Yi Hou | May 7, 2019
Fossils of two dinosaur skeletons found in New Mexico are from a species new to science that lived 92 million years ago.
Image of the Day: Crab Legs
Image of the Day: Crab Legs
Chia-Yi Hou | May 1, 2019
A crab fossil new to scientists lived in the age of dinosaurs in what is now Colombia and the US.
Image of the Day: New Apes
Image of the Day: New Apes
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 17, 2019
When compared to teeth from Homo erectus and orangutans, the remains from an ancient ape appear to belong to a new genus.
Archaeologists Ask Society for Harassment Policy Change
Archaeologists Ask Society for Harassment Policy Change
Kerry Grens | Apr 16, 2019
Researchers want to avoid a situation from last week in which a professor, banned from his university for substantiated sexual misconduct claims, showed up at the Society for American Archaeology conference.
An Archaeology Meeting Finds Itself in the Middle of #MeTooSTEM
An Archaeology Meeting Finds Itself in the Middle of #MeTooSTEM
Kerry Grens | Apr 12, 2019
A reporter, slated to speak about sexual harassment, is banned from the Society for American Archaeology conference after he confronts an accused sexual harasser in attendance.
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.
Animals in North Dakota Died from Chicxulub Asteroid in Mexico
Animals in North Dakota Died from Chicxulub Asteroid in Mexico
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 1, 2019
Fossils reveal the quick death of plants and animals from a massive surge of water after the impact 66 million years ago, which is thought to have spelled the demise of dinosaurs.