Armed conflict in Syria has been a disaster for the area's cultural heritage. A displaced archaeologist describes what's being lost.
New research outlines how the ancestors of modern humans interbred with several archaic human groups on the passage from Africa to Australia.
New research suggests humans spread to Europe at least 50,000 years earlier than previously thought.
A Neanderthal tooth was discovered in Serbia. This finding helps to fill gaps in the human fossil record of this important geographical region.
New studies reveal when the Denisovans and their Neanderthal cousins occupied a cave in southern Siberia. It's the only site known to have been inhabited by them and by modern humans.
A new study suggests Neanderthals may have lived in woodlands rather than tundras, meaning they were most likely sprinters.
The first systematic study of the ballistics and accuracy of prehistoric spears suggests Neanderthals could kill at a distance.
The teeth from two Neanderthal children and a relatively modern human child reveal their exposure to seasonal changes during their early life.
Nimble-fingered Neanderthals went about their daily business in a similar way to modern humans.
Ancient DNA in a 50,000+ year old bone tells us that two species of early humans did produce offspring together.
Aboriginal Australians have effectively been on their country for as long as modern human populations have been outside of Africa. We have a limit as to how long ago that was: around 50,000 years.
Neanderthals used spears as hunting weapons by throwing or thrusting, according to a new study.
Figurative art may derive from Neanderthal hand prints and the hunter's keen eye for perceiving animals.
It's time we changed our stereotype of the brutish, thuggish Neanderthals, and instead start viewing them with the respect they really deserve.
New tools add to an emerging view of the past as a turbulent “Game of Thrones” style scenario, with distinct early human ancestors living in Eurasia before Homo sapiens arrived.
Neanderthals, rather than modern humans, created the world's oldest cave paintings.
The first British people were black – and other interesting findings made possible by genomic sequencing.
New discoveries are changing archaeologists' ideas about the origins of our own species and our migration out of Africa. This fossil pushes Homo sapiens' African exodus date back by 50,000 years.
Ritual feasting emerged around the time humans were beginning to farm. It came to play an important role in societal bonding, much as it does today.
Rather than castigate those who deny evolution, it is more useful to consider their arguments to help science explain it better