Neanderthals ate sharks and dolphins

Neanderthals were eating fish, mussels and seals at a site in present-day Portugal, according to a new study.

By Paul Rincon
March 26, 2020 | bbcnews

~3 mins   

Tags: animals archaeology human-evolution neanderthals dolphins

Neanderthal 'skeleton' is first found in a decade

Researchers describe the first "articulated" remains of a Neanderthal to be discovered in a decade.

By Paul Rincon
Feb. 18, 2020 | bbcnews

~6 mins   

Tags: iraq islamic-state-group archaeology human-evolution university-of-cambridge

'Ghost' human ancestor discovered in West Africa

Mysterious archaic hominins may have interbred with early humans in West Africa, scientists say.

BBC Science News
Feb. 14, 2020 | bbcnews

~2 mins   

Tags: human-evolution

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

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