Climate change has been plaguing humans since the beginning of time. A new study revealed that ancient hominins, Neanderthals, may have died out due to cold, dry climate shifts.
Scientists find the first ever direct evidence of interbreeding among early humans. The first-generation hybrid named Denny has a Neanderthal mother and a Denisovan father, two entirely different human species that co-existed for hundreds of thousands of years.
Ancient humans died out due to their lazy natures. A new study describes how the Homo erectus exerted the least amount of effort necessary to get by — and this led to their inevitable demise.
In a new paper, scientists explore how modern humans came to rule the world. Homo sapiens' ability to adapt and thrive in different extreme settings played a huge part on how we became the last surviving humans on Earth.
Archaeologists unearth stone tools in China dating back to 2.1 million years old, the oldest ever evidence of hominins outside of Africa. These tools are 1.3 million years older than modern humans.
The majestic Stonehenge is still largely a mystery, but researchers say that the prehistoric monument were built using Pythagoras' theorem. The discovery shines a spotlight on Neolithic builders' great capabilities in astronomy and geometry.
New discoveries challenge pre-conceived notions on human's rich history.
Size matters, if this new study is anything to go by. At least it does in the animal world as scientists discovered that female gorillas preferred mating partners that had larger bony head crests.
A group of researchers from the University of Kansas has found the oldest evidence of the right handed person -- not a Homo sapiens but a Homo habilis.
It’s the path that ancient humans walked, the marks they have made on the ancient earth. Scientists discovered over 400 human footprints – each one remarkably well-preserved – in Engare Sero, Tanzania back in 2010 and these footprints led to valuable knowledge of their lives millennia ago.
Archeaologists unearthed a prehistoric grave, finding remarkably preserved ancient cannabis that offers valuable insight into the plant’s historical and cultural significance.
Researchers suggest that half of wild animal attacks could be avoided if humans were properly informed on how to act in such encounters. Their study also includes a series of basic rules that should be followed when visiting an animal's known habitat.
Researchers say a fossilized femur belongs to an ancient human species that was thought to long be extinct when modern humans came into the picture. This suggests ancient and modern humans could have overlapped.
The grand, 12th-century temple wrapped in strangling banyan trees in Cambodia was larger than thought, say researchers with the University of Sydney.