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Australopiths were human ancestors that lived 4.2 million years ago. A new skull fossil is changing our understanding of these ancient hominins.
Humans and other apes don't, even though our close primate relatives do.
The Honduras government is fighting to save the Moskitia rainforest, home to an ancient "White City" that remained untouched for 500 years.
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.
US anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and free way overpasses.
The human hand may be more primitive than that of our closest living cousin, the chimpanzee.
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.
A hunter-gatherer who lived in Europe about 7 000 years ago, probably had blue eyes and a dark skin.
The country has lost an outstanding academic with the death of Professor Bernard Magubane, President Jacob Zuma says.
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.
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.
Our understanding of human history has been thoroughly upended by a number of discoveries over the past few years.
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.
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.
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.
The Penn Museum in Philadelphia has rediscovered a 6,500-year-old human skeleton, originally excavated from southern Iraq around 1930.
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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