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These footprints could push back human history in the Americas
But knowing for sure isn't easy.
The debate over ‘Dragon Man’ shows that human origins are still kind of messy
Scientists in the field disagree about whether this represents an entirely new species, but it's exciting no matter what.
The earliest known human burial in Africa was a carefully laid down child
The three-year-old was buried with deliberate care.
Crystals and eggshells tell a 105,000-year-old story of humans in the Kalahari Desert
The artifacts suggest early people didn't just live on the African coasts.
From the archives: 100 years of mastodon fossil fascination
It's almost easy to find mastodon bones in the United States
Monkeys may technically be able to talk (but this will make you glad they don’t)
They're physically capable, and boy do they sound terrifying
How Ancient Human-Like “Hobbits” Got So Small
Our most recent ancestor shrank into Homo floresiensis after millennia of isolation
Human Sacrifice May Have Helped Create Complex Societies
By keeping the people down
Iceman’s Stomach Bug Gives Clues To Humans’ Spread Into Europe
Also reveals that he was at risk for ulcers