Neanderthals 'dived in the ocean' for shellfish

Until now, there's been little evidence our evolutionary relatives could swim.

By Paul Rincon | Jan. 15, 2020 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: italy human-evolution

Homo erectus: Ancient humans survived longer than we thought

An ancient ancestor of modern humans survived into relatively recent times in South-East Asia.

By Paul Rincon | Dec. 18, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: geology indonesia human-evolution fossils

DNA may hold clues to extinct animal lifespan

Scientists calculate the lifespans of long-lost species, including ancient human relatives.

By Helen Briggs | Dec. 12, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: animals whales human-evolution

'Astonishing' fossil ape discovery revealed

Fossils of a newly-discovered ancient ape could give clues to how walking on two feet evolved.

By Helen Briggs | Nov. 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: evolution animals human-evolution orangutans fossils

Origin of modern humans 'traced to Botswana'

Scientists say the possible homeland of all humans alive today is an area south of the Zambesi River.

By Helen Briggs | Oct. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: botswana genetics human-evolution fossils

Neanderthal 'glue' points to complex thinking

A Neanderthal tool from the Netherlands bears traces of ancient "glue".

By Paul Rincon | Oct. 21, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: human-evolution netherlands

Israel cave bones: Early humans 'conserved food to eat later'

Prehistoric humans had not previously been thought capable of such dietary planning.

BBC Science News | Oct. 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: archaeology human-evolution israel

'All bets now off' on which ape was humanity's ancestor

The discovery of an ancient skull in Ethiopia underlines the complexity in the evolution of humans.

By Pallab Ghosh | Aug. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: evolution human-evolution fossils

Denisovans: Primitive humans lived at high altitudes

Scientists find evidence an ancient human species called a Denisovan lived at high altitudes in Tibet.

By Paul Rincon | May 1, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: human-evolution fossils tibet

Homo luzonensis: New human species found in Philippines

There's a new addition to the family tree: an extinct species of human that's been found in the Philippines.

By Paul Rincon | April 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: archaeology human-evolution philippines

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