A new study doubles the age of ancient DNA in sub-Saharan Africa, revealing how people moved, mingled and had children together over the last 50,000 years.
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.
Our biggest evolutionary advantages are an ability to walk on two legs and our big brains.
The ‘good’ side of our nature is much more deep-rooted than the ‘evil’ side.
Nimble-fingered Neanderthals went about their daily business in a similar way to modern humans.
The story of where humans come from is growing as new evidence – and new methods of analysis – emerge all the time.
The brains of our ancestors grew larger and smarter thanks to an increase in the flow of blood to the brain
New excavations at an Indonesian cave have pushed back the time the ‘hobbits’ disappeared to about 50,000 years ago.
Ochre has many uses. It can be used to shed information on the evolution of the modern mind.