Artifacts collected from a Late Neolithic monument known as Durrington Walls suggests Stonehenge builders had organized feasts and maintained a diet rich in animal producst.
Ants that called Europe their home 45 to 10 million years ago were actually more similar to modern-day ants now living in South East Asia than they are to their European cousins.
Crocodilians include a variety of modern and ancient alligators, crocodiles and their relatives. A team of researchers recently examined how the diverse species responded to past climate changes and how they might cope in the future.
As a result of domestication, some animals have evolved differently. Scientists believe this is related to their reduced fear of humans and adapting to a tamer lifestyle.
Female butterflies choose their mates based on smell. However, some male hairstreak butterflies have evolved without scent-producing organs, which puts them at a disadvantage.
Although chimpanzees are our closest relatives, it is obvious that we evolved with different facial developments. Stanford University researchers recently examined the two species’ genetics closely to explain how and why.
Scientists recently took a closer look at early human shoulder blades, comparing them with those of apes. Their discovery sheds light on what our common ancestor looked like and how sophisticated tools shaped our evolution.
Scientists are confident that all modern human populations can trace their ancestry back to Africa, yet the road they traveled along has remained unclear. But now, new research indicates that Egypt may be the key to the ancient human migration out of Africa.
A new human ancestor species dating back 3.3-3.5 million years ago may have lived alongside "Lucy," the famous hominin species, according to new research, allowing scientists to more accurately paint the human family tree.
New research suggests that some of our human ancestors may have been cannibals.
The reason why Neanderthals no longer walk the Earth has long remained a mystery, and now one group of scientists is taking a closer look at a major volcanic eruption that may have, at least in part, wiped out our early human ancestors.
When it comes to our DNA, it's well known that we inherit it from our parents, and they inherit it from their parents, and so on and so forth. But now new research suggests that humans may have genes that are not passed down from our ancestors.
Scientists behind a new European Marine Board report are going under the sea to explore the remains of ancient human settlements, some submerged for tens of thousands of years, to look for clues about how our European ancestors once lived.
Tooth plaque from an ancient fossil uncovered by researchers in Sudan has revealed more about our prehistoric ancestors' diet, as well as shown that these people understood plants long before the development of agriculture.