Denisova Cave in Siberia has a rich fossil history of early humans - and deposits of droppings from hyenas, wolves and even bears, according to a new analysis of the cave's dirt floor.
As a human evolution researcher, I was very excited to work with the creator of the Assassin's Creed games.
These trackways preserve an incredibly brief moment in time. More importantly, they tell us about ancient climates, and how turtle breeding ranges have changed over the millenia
Modern science clashes with the idea that the rise of Homo Sapiens was a fluke.
Understanding our evolution can tell us a lot about the health challenges we face today.
Archaeologists have uncovered a 2,000-year-old amber bead scam. But humans have been making fake jewels and icons for much longer than that.
Five major finds this year adds to our understanding of evolution and ancient life history.
Nimble-fingered Neanderthals went about their daily business in a similar way to modern humans.
A new discovery adds to our existing understanding of Homo sapiens in Africa.
Rainforests may have played far more of a role in shaping human evolution than previously thought.
Ancient DNA in a 50,000+ year old bone tells us that two species of early humans did produce offspring together.
Why is jewellery so important to the story of human evolution? Because it provides a public message – even to people we don't know.
Modern day people of short stature became physically small due to the effects of living on a small island or forested environment. But we're not sure why "the Hobbit" of Flores was so small.
A manifesto from 23 researchers challenges old models, and outlines the major new directions archaeology should follow to solve the puzzling origins of modern humans.
How we found the oldest human fossil ever discovered outside Africa and the Levant.
Scientists have discovered sophisticated tools in Kenya that are much older than expected.
You might recognise Spinosaurus, from Jurassic Park 3, but did you realise it is 100% an African dinosaur?
Modern humans could have left Africa shortly after evolving, making it to India in tens of thousands of years.
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.
The story of where humans come from is growing as new evidence -- and new methods of analysis -- emerge all the time.