Homo naledi had small brains but human-like traits, upending the fossil record
It's a fact of the archaeological record: Modern humans survived and Neanderthals did not. Why? And what does it teach us about our own survival?
It's all in the wrist.
Fossils and molecular genetics are just some of the tools researchers have used to answer questions about the history of the human species
But the hybrid girl raises more questions than she answers.
Take some Neanderthal DNA, mix in some stem cells, add it to a womb--bam, baby Neanderthal.
New research suggests our Neanderthal cousins might have been super chatty.
The species may have gone extinct because their eyes demanded too many neural resources.
New evidence suggests they were skilled hunters.
It's probably time to stop acting surprised.
Possibly without fur-lined parkas, colder temps may have led to demise
Belgian cave holds remains of cut leg bones
New research shows Neanderthals enjoyed surf and turf
Competition, not climate change, led to Neanderthal wipe-out
Bird-bone flute hints that Paleolithic humans banded together to the demise of Neanderthals
A case of ancient hominid hanky-panky
Sculptor Élisabeth Daynès works in paleo-reconstruction, bringing the faces of long-dead human ancestors back to life.
Cancer sticks and other evils do some good
Giving archaeologists something to chew on
The answers to the most nagging, fascinating, and bizarre questions of the summer movie season.
A paleontologist walks us through the details of the case.
Our history is complicated. Our pre-history, even more so.