Scientists thought Neanderthals might have created tools from a cave in what's now Bulgaria, but new research shows Homo sapiens may deserve credit.
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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.
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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.
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Tests with orangutan teeth indicate that our early human ancestors could have eaten some really hard plant parts.
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Dating sediment from a cave in Java leads scientists to conclude that ancient humans and Homo erectus didn't meet.
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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.
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Neanderthals made birch bark glue, which has been considered evidence of their sophistication. But what if it's actually super easy to make?
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A new analysis challenges the claim that a 2-million-year-old fossil came from a human ancestor.
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While some scientists say eating meat let early human brains grow bigger, a new paper argues it was fat from bone marrow that got things started.
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