Stone artifacts and a fossil tooth point to Homo sapiens living at Grotte Mandrin 54,000 years ago, at a time when Neanderthals were still living in Europe.
Studying the lower back allows researchers to understand how the species’ anatomy was adapted for different kinds of movement.
The 140,000-year-old skull fossils are leading to more questions than answers. Also found was the oldest intact campfire ever found in the open air.
Our research has also uncovered major long-term changes in ancient animal populations at Denisova Cave, and has provided the first direct evidence of Homo sapiens having lived there.
Early humans called Denisovans lived in a remote mountain cave between 100,000 and 60,000 years ago, and possibly longer still, raising intriguing questions about their relationship to modern humans.
A new environmental record for a prehistoric site in Kenya helped researchers figure out how external conditions influenced which of our ancient ancestors lived there, with what way of life.
You can’t own a human, so why can you own their remains? We need to stop treating human fossils as objects.
This is a hugely important find. It means that one of our earlier ancestors possibly originated in southern Africa.
Our findings reveal the slowing down of brain development in our ape-like ancestors began more than three million years ago.
New research suggests humans spread to Europe at least 50,000 years earlier than previously thought.