A new analysis of a 1.5 million-year-old human vertebra found in Israel suggests that ancient human relatives dispersed out of Africa in multiple waves.
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People were raising cassowaries, the world's most dangerous bird, some 18,000 years ago, new research shows.
A new analysis of shoes that may have belonged to the Renaissance artist Michelangelo revealed his small stature.
Archaeologists have unearthed a rare instance of Neanderthal-created art in a German cave once famous for its "unicorn bones."
"The Boy of Gran Dolina," a young individual in the extinct Homo antecessor species found at a site in Spain, is actually female, according to new analysis of dental remains.
Changes previously thought to be sex differences in a human relative are actually due to microevolution, a new study finds.
The ancient DNA from four children who lived thousands of years ago is rewriting what geneticists thought happened in sub-Saharan Africa.
A prehistoric, broken skull is revealing the secrets of ancient humans, divulging that early modern humans left Africa much earlier than previously thought, a new study finds.
After a treacherous volcanic eruption during the Bronze Age, curious humans and their canine companions hiked closer to the volcano, where they left footprints in the fine-grained volcanic ash.
After leaving their footprints in volcanic ash, did Bronze Age humans paint this picture of an erupting volcano?
The ancient bones and teeth of a previously unknown human relative — one that was even smaller than the so-called Hobbit — have been discovered deep in a cave on an island in the Philippines.