The fossils, which was labeled "archaic Homo," share combined features of Neanderthals, earlier eastern Eurasian humans and modern humans.
A series of footprints left behind by one of our pre-human ancestors have been found in Tanzania. The footprints suggested that our ancestors were tall and that we could have grown much taller than previously thought.
An ancient rabbit ancestor thought to exist only in Europe was recently found in present-day Siberia. The dsicovery spotlights the evolution of the species as well as how landmasses were shifting 14 million years ago during the Miocene era.
After taking a closer look at fossils kept in London's Natural History Museum, researchers have identified them as belonging to the largest known giraffe – which may also be the largest ruminant-class animal in history.
Exceptionally well-preserved fossils of three 10-armed squid ancestors were recently found in Germany. The specimens reveal how these creatures were able to swim through Jurassic seas so effectively.
When dating volcanic ashes from the Late Triassic Period from Argentina, researchers discovered dinosaurs evolved more rapidly than previously thought. In fact, the prehistoric animals evolved roughly five million years or less after their ancestors emerged.
A genetic analysis of modern and ancient Yakutian horses revealed the cold-weather animals rapidly evolved to survive extreme temperatures of eastern Siberia.
A mummified seven-year-old boy sacrificed during an ancient Incan ritual reveals important information regarding ancient lineages predating Spanish colonization.
The shape of a bird's wings depends greatly on its lineage rather than on distinctive flght styles.
Five new long-haired parasitic wasp species have been found in India. A recent study revealed these insects prefer spider eggs as their host of choice. The uniqueness of these insects suggest there are many more parasitic wasps to be found.
A newly examined fossil sea urchin represents the oldest known specimen of its kind. This suggests that modern sea urchins diversified from their extinct ancestors ten million years earlier than researchers previously thought.
Iberian lynx fossils dating to 1.6 million years ago were recently recovered from a cave in Barcelona, Spain. It's the oldest lynx specimen ever found, suggesting the species arrived in the area 500,000 years earlier than originally estimated.
New research from the University College Dublin shows Cows were domesticated in stages and far more selectively than previous research indicated. DNA analysis indicates ancient British farmers restocked their domesticated herds with still-wild ox specimens called aurochs that grazed throughout areas of Europe, Asia and North Africa.
A detailed genetic analysis suggests that Central Asia was home to the world’s first domesticated dog.
Using paleoclimate data, researchers reconstructed what ancient environments would have been like in the Cantabrian Region during the Pleistocen Epoch. This allows researchers to better understand how modern species have evolved over time.