The classic image of our ancestors is living in a stone age cave. But what was it really like in the underground homes of hominins?
Human-neanderthal interbreeding introduced a lot of Neanderthal DNA into humans, but why did none of it go the other way? It may have after all.
Evidence of Neanderthal interbreeding introducing human genes into Neanderthals was limited. New fossils from Germany confirm that it actually did happen.
The origin of Homo sapiens has typically been dated to around 200,000 years ago, but a series of new discoveries are pushing back the first humans
People with more Neanderthal genes have a skull that differs from the human average producing a more Neanderthal-like skull. The brain also changes this way
The invention of fire has been narrowed down through thorough analysis of Koobi Fora, in Africa, now confirmed to be one of the oldest hearths
A new set of Homo naledi fossils have been recovered from Rising Star Cave. They come fro the Lesedi Chamber, near the entrance.
Persistence hunting is a technique our ancestors may have used to hunt. But it also costs a lost of energy. New research investigates whether it is worth it
Homo naledi is the most recent species to join the human family. And since its discovery a couple of years ago it seems to be doing its best to mess up our understanding of that family. Notably, it looks quite old, but it isn’t. A
Graecopithecus freybergi is an ape from Greece and Bulgaria. New research says it might be our distance ancestor, contrary to the idea we evolved in Africa