Longer overlap for modern humans and Neanderthals

Modern humans began to edge out the Neanderthals in Europe earlier than previously thought.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
May 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: human-evolution neanderthals

Three human-like species lived side-by-side in ancient Africa

Two million years ago, Africa was home to three human-like species, new discoveries reveal.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
April 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: evolution human-evolution fossils palaeontology

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 • bbcnews
March 26, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: human-evolution archaeology neanderthals animals 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 • bbcnews
Feb. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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

'Ghost' human ancestor discovered in West Africa

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

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Feb. 14, 2020 ~2 min

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 • bbcnews
Jan. 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: human-evolution italy

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 • bbcnews
Dec. 18, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: geology human-evolution fossils indonesia

DNA may hold clues to extinct animal lifespan

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

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Dec. 12, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: human-evolution animals whales

'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 • bbcnews
Nov. 6, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: evolution human-evolution fossils animals orangutans

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 • bbcnews
Oct. 28, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: genetics human-evolution fossils botswana

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