A 3.8 milion-year-old skull has been found in Africa. It changes our understanding of human history.

2019-08-28 20:37

Australopiths were human ancestors that lived 4.2 million years ago. A new skull fossil is changing our understanding of these ancient hominins.

Watch: humans are some of the only animals that don't have tails — here's why

Humans and other apes don't, even though our close primate relatives do.

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People hadn't set foot in this ancient 'lost city' in the Honduran jungle for 500 years. Now the government is fighting to save it.

2018-12-02 20:55

The Honduras government is fighting to save the Moskitia rainforest, home to an ancient "White City" that remained untouched for 500 years.

Homo sapiens 100 000 years older than thought

2017-06-07 21:33

Early Homo sapiens roamed Africa as long as 300 000 years ago, with modern-looking faces that would not stand out in a crowd today, according to research that pushes back our origins by a hundred millennia.

Trail of century-old LA hobo graffiti tracked

2016-05-31 08:25

US anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and free way overpasses.

Human hand more primitive than chimp's

2015-07-14 18:57

The human hand may be more primitive than that of our closest living cousin, the chimpanzee.

'Little Foot' fossil sheds light on early human forerunners

2015-04-02 11:14

Scientists say a sophisticated new dating technique shows that Little Foot, an important fossil of an early human forerunner unearthed in the 1990s in South Africa, is roughly 3.7 million years old.

Ancient hunter had blue eyes, dark skin

2014-01-28 16:54

A hunter-gatherer who lived in Europe about 7 000 years ago, probably had blue eyes and a dark skin.

Magubane death a loss - Zuma

2013-04-14 15:38

The country has lost an outstanding academic with the death of Professor Bernard Magubane, President Jacob Zuma says.


A 210,000-year-old skull found in Greece is the oldest modern human discovered outside Africa. It changes our timeline of human migration.

2019-07-10 21:19

Scientists think modern humans left Africa 70,000 years ago. But a 210,000-year-old skull in Greece indicates that some migration happened earlier.

Scientists may have discovered a new human species. It lived on a tiny island in the Philippines at the same time as Homo sapiens.

2019-04-10 21:38

Anthropologists may have discovered a new human relative named Homo luzonensis on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It's the first new hominin species discovery since Homo naledi was discovered in South Africa in 2015.

A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our entire understanding of human history

2018-07-22 17:59

Our understanding of human history has been thoroughly upended by a number of discoveries over the past few years.

The caves that prove Neanderthals were cannibals

2016-12-30 21:24

Deep in the caves of Goyet in Belgium researchers have found the grisly evidence that the Neanderthals did not just feast on horses or reindeer, but also on each other.

Fresh finds in Cradle

2015-07-27 15:56

Crouched in a shallow square grid dug into the red earth, American graduate student Sarah Edlund uses a hand brush to scrape soil into a dustpan.

Ethiopian fossils represent new member of human family tree

2015-05-28 07:37

Jaw and teeth fossils found on the silty clay surface of Ethiopia's Afar region represent a previously unknown member of humankind's family tree that lived 3.3 to 3.5 million years ago.

US museum rediscovers ancient skeleton

2014-08-06 10:14

The Penn Museum in Philadelphia has rediscovered a 6,500-year-old human skeleton, originally excavated from southern Iraq around 1930.

Dinosaur tail discovered in Mexico

2013-07-23 16:12

A team of archaeologists have discovered the fossilised remains of a 72 million-year-old dinosaur tail in a desert in northern Mexico.

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