Statistical Study Finds It Unlikely That South African Fossil Species Is Ancestral To Humans

Statistical analysis of fossil data shows that it is unlikely that Australopithecus sediba, a nearly two-million-year-old, apelike fossil from South … More

Ancient Teeth Hint At Mysterious Human Relative

Four teeth found in a cave in the Tongzi county of southern China have scientists scratching their heads. In 1972 … More

Scientists Confirm Pair Of Very Different Skeletons Are The Same Earliest Hominin Species

Separate skeletons suggested to be from different early hominin species are, in fact, from the same species, a team of … More

Tools Found In Shangchen, China Prove Ancient Peoples Left Africa MUCH Earlier Than Previously Thought

Modern humans’ distant relatives left Africa earlier than previously thought—rewriting a key chapter in humankind’s epic prequel, according to a … More

Skulls Found Could Rewrite Human History

Precisely when and where did our species emerge? Anthropologists have struggled with that question for decades, and scattered clues had … More