How did humans get to the Americas? There are earlier theories, but the coastal route is looking more likely with a new study detailing exactly how it was possible.
An underwater sinkhole in Aucilla River near Tallahassee revealed stone tools and mastodon bones that prove the existence of humans in the American Southeast by around 14,000 years ago. How they came to Florida, however, is still a mystery to the scientists.
A frozen mammoth carcass excavated from the Siberian Arctic had several spear-related injuries, which suggests humans arrived in the area 10,000 years earlier than previously thought.
A team of researchers has sequenced the first ancient human genomes from Ireland, shedding light on the origins of Celtic people and their culture.
Early human teeth found in a cave in southern China suggest that humans migrated to Asia much earlier than previously thought, and long before they made their way to Europe. This changes our knowledge of early human distribution.
The Bronze Age was a significant era in Earth's early history, but how did it change Europe? New DNA analyses from the bones of early Europeans have attempted to answer just that question, showing that the demographic structure of present-day Europe and Asia is the result of widespread population migrations, and subsequent cultural changes that occurred during the Bronze Age.
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.