Ancient Egyptians are more closely related to ancient Europeans and Anatolians than to modern Egyptians.
Scientists traced back the origins of Indonesia's Homo floresiensis to Africa.
A newly discovered fossil exhibits traits from both Neanderthals and Homo erectus.
Scientists have now discovered the real reason behind Lucy's death, which took place about three million years ago. The study suggest that human's famous cousin died after falling from a tree.
A new study reveals that the once thought as extinct skull condition called cribra orbitalia is actually still exisitng and is not that uncommon.
Researchers recently discovered a new human ancestor named Homo naledi. It took six tiny women to excavate the fossils from the narrow cave, and we had the chance to talk to one of them.
So what happened to the Neanderthals? That's been a question on a lot of experts' minds ever since it was first determined that the human-like sub-species vanished from the face of the Earth some 40,000 years ago. One popular theory was that near-modern humans simply bullied them into extinction with a superior intellect, ingenuity, and weapon-craft. Now, experts have found strong evidence that strongly disputes that claim.
The next time you're at a museum peering at early primate and Neanderthal skulls - even those from wild apes today - look closely for the one thing human skulls exclusively have. No, it's not a larger brain-case or a handsome jaw line... it's a chin. Now researchers think they know why it is that modern humans developed this unique, protruding characteristic when no other primates did.
Fossilized plaque, of all things, may have solved a mystery that has left archaeologists scratching their heads for years. Known for its iconic Moai statues, Easter Island is suspected to have been colonized around the 13th century. However palm trees, one of the only primary crops on the island, are believed to have become extinct not long after colonization. So how did the islanders survive?
Life-sized, towering, and even miniature figures sprawled across Horseshoe Canyon's "Great Gallery" have been found to be a lot younger than previously thought, placing them in a pivotal time in human history.
Very few people know that there has been an ongoing debate for decades on whether or not Native Americans are the ancestors of the "first Americans." Now, DNA testing of ancient remains has verified that Native Americans are in-fact descendants of the first.