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.
Foot and hand bones of Homo naledi, an extinct human ancestor, suggest that the early humans walked up right on two feet and climbed trees.
Thousands of stone tools from the early Upper Paleolithic were recently unearthed from a cave in Jordan, and now they are shedding light on the dawn of the division of labor among early humans.
Our modern, more sedentary lifestyles have not only made humans heavier, but also noticeably lighter than our hunter-gatherer ancestors - at least in the bones.
A bizarre new study shows that Neanderthals used to beat up their deceased brethren, cutting, beating and fracturing their bones as part of some strange ritual.
The recent discovery of ancient fossils in northern Laos suggests that early modern humans were physically quite diverse, according to a new study.
Based on new fossil evidence, scientists may have discovered a previously unknown human species from Asia that lived as recently as 10,000 years ago, changing prior views of our human ancestry.
An ancient skull, dating back 55,000 years, that was recently discovered in a northern Israel cave is shedding light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa, linking their movements with Neanderthals, a new study shows.