A new discovery is shedding more light on the overlap between the two species of human, despite the challenges of exploring this distant time
New fossil studies tell us our ancient ancestors enjoyed a diet of soft, sweet fruits. This would have influenced where they lived and spread to – and even the evolution of colour vision.
Two dental experts explain that these furthest-back molars may be a not-so-necessary leftover from early human evolution.
How, when and where did modern humans evolve? Nobody has all the answers, but studying rock and dirt can put the debate on firmer footing.
Female bodies have an advantage in endurance ability that means Paleolithic women likely hunted game, not just gathered plants. The story is written in living and ancient human bodies.
The exhibit offers a close look at the problematic history of palaeoanthropology.
Experts speculated that very early humans worked wood, but previously didn’t have the evidence.
The findings reveal a close association between climatic conditions and early human migrations out of Africa.
Experts insist there is no scientific reason for allowing these fossils to travel to space.
Ancient humans chose to sleep less, which had evolutionary benefits. For modern humans, sleeping less is futile and detrimental, but fitness may be a powerful ally in today’s epidemic of sleep loss.
There are areas of biology that may be considered optional at younger year levels, such as botany, entomology and marine ecosystems. Evolution is not one of these.
Homo naledi had a brain less than half the size of our own. Yet the new research claims it had cognitive abilities far beyond what we might expect.
Genetic evidence reveals a long, previously unknown period of adaptation to cold climates in the history of ancient human migrations across the globe.
Signs of controlled fire use from Spain are at least 50,000 years older than previous evidence.
When you stop treating AI as another human, you’ll get on with it better.
The analysis could help us understand behavioural differences between the two groups of humans.
Scientists had figured a fossil found in Spain more than a century ago was from a Neandertal. But a new analysis suggests it could be from a lost lineage of our species, Homo sapiens.
Contrary to the idea that apes evolved their upright posture to reach for fruit in the forest canopy, the earliest known ape with this stature, Morotopithecus, lived in more open grassy environments.
For more than a century, scientists have been puzzled by the set of shared changes that happen to many animals when they are domesticated.
The findings suggest we weren’t the first advanced carnivore among the hominins, as has been previously assumed.