The Clovis, some of North America's oldest inhabitants, probably only made stone tools for about 300 years, new research shows.
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~5 min
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Evidence of hot springs near sites where ancient hominids settled long before the control of fire suggests early humans may have used them for cooking.
Sept. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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The 'good' side of our nature is much more deep-rooted than the 'evil' side.
Aug. 20, 2020 • ~7 min
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Researchers say DNA from stone tools from in a Mexican cave suggests humans first arrived in America about 15,000 years earlier than previously thought.
July 23, 2020 • ~5 min
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Scientists thought Neanderthals might have created tools from a cave in what's now Bulgaria, but new research shows Homo sapiens may deserve credit.
May 11, 2020 • ~6 min
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New research adds to growing evidence that our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals not just once, but over and over again throughout history.
April 7, 2020 • ~4 min
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The oldest human genetic data ever recovered could shed light on the evolution of our ancestors and clarify the branches of the human family tree.
April 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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Tests with orangutan teeth indicate that our early human ancestors could have eaten some really hard plant parts.
Jan. 27, 2020 • ~5 min
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Dating sediment from a cave in Java leads scientists to conclude that ancient humans and Homo erectus didn't meet.
Jan. 6, 2020 • ~4 min
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A new theory about Neanderthal extinction points to disease transmission as the culprit—both for their end, and for why it came about so slowly.
Nov. 11, 2019 • ~5 min
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