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Ancient humans had sex and interbred with a mysterious group known as the Denisovans more than once, new research has found
Early humans spread around the globe, encountered hominin species like Denisovans and Neanderthals, and interbred with them. We see traces of that in DNA today.
The backstories behind some of the most common superstitions are pretty silly, so why do we still do them today?
Scientists have pinpointed when the first cave paintings were made — and it means Neanderthals were more advanced than they thought
Long before "modern" humans reached Europe, our Neanderthal cousins were creating cultural objects and painting animals in caves in Spain.
Humans first started migrating from Africa to Asia 120,000 years ago, recent discoveries have found. These early migrants interbred with other hominin species.
The research describes a growing trend that could have dire consequences for future societies, provided they fail to become more equal.
A newly discovered baby skull reveals what the common ancestor of humans and apes may have looked like
We know little about the common ancestors that we and other apes had more than ten million years ago. A new 13 million-year-old skull may shed light on them.
Ancient skulls that mirror ours are part of a handful of archaeological findings that rewrite human history
Researchers are discovering evidence that could fundamentally change ancient history by answering questions like how and when our species emerged.
The British wanted to keep drinking beer while colonizing the world — and hops helped preserve beer for a long, intense journey.
A new study published in the journal Science Advances describes at least 691 shards and chunks of bone found at an ancient ritual site in southeast Turkey.
The origins of Homo sapiens have remained a mystery, but a new discovery of 300,000-year-old bones may help solve the puzzle.