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Skulls Found in China Are Part Human, Part Neanderthal

Newly uncovered skulls in China have both human and Neanderthal features, a mix that so far hasn’t been seen in a hominid fossil.<p>Writing in the …

Some Pacific Islanders Have DNA Not Linked To Any Known Human Ancestor

Researchers have now uncovered the DNA of a previously unknown group of hominids.<p>Children from the village of Hanuabada play cricket in the streets …

Neanderthals were stereotyped as savages for a century — all because of one French scientist

Why Neanderthals became a savage “other” in our narrative of human evolution.<p>When anthropologists discover a new set of hominid fossils, the first questions are obvious: What is this creature? Where does it fit in on the evolutionary tree?<p>But it has to be hard not to look into the hollow eye …

In the Bonobo World, Female Camaraderie Prevails

The female bonobo apes of the Wamba forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo had just finished breakfast and were preparing for a brief nap in the treetops, bending and crisscrossing leafy branches into comfortable day beds.<p>But one of the females was in estrus, her rump exceptionally pink and …

Chimpanzees

Animal residue on ancient stone tools shines light on early humans

A team of international researchers led by the University of Victoria's April Nowell has discovered 250,000-year-old protein residue – the oldest ever found – extracted from stone tools used by early humans.<p>The finding, from Azraq, Jordan, has led to direct evidence that humans from this period …

Fossils Reveal That Modern Humans Were Living In China 20,000 Years Before We Thought They Left Africa

After analyzing 47 teeth discovered in a karst cave in southern China, researchers have revealed that anatomically modern humans reached the area …

Humanity

Scientists Find 700-Year-Old Monkey Tools In Brazil

A team of scientists from the University of Oxford have been studying capuchin monkeys in Brazil that open cashew nuts using stone tools.<p>The results …

European Neandertals were cannibals

Neandertals ate each other—at least once in a while—according to a new analysis of bones unearthed in a Belgian cave. The remains were excavated near …

Tiny hobbit-like humans were victims of island dwarfing

Tiny ‘hobbit-like’ humans discovered in Indonesia were once normal sized but shrunk after getting trapped on an island, scientists now believe.<p>For more than a decade experts have argued over the origins of the Homo floresiensis whose remains were first found on the island of Flores in 2004, dating …

Ice age bison fossils shed light on early human migrations in North America - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Scientists using evidence from bison fossils have determined when an ice-free corridor opened up along the Rocky Mountains during the late …

Are Western Chimpanzees a New Species of Pan?

What if I told you there were populations of chimpanzees that made spears to hunt, lived in caves, and loved playing in water? These are behaviors …

Scientists launch proposal to create synthetic human genome

Twenty years after scientists learned to ‘read’ the human genome, scientists are hoping to write their own synthetic version of the DNA recipe for life<p>Two decades ago we learned to “read” the human genome – the entire three-billion-letter DNA recipe for life coiled in the human chromosomes. Now …

Scientists: Underground stone rings made by Neanderthals

BERLIN (AP) — Two mysterious stone rings found deep inside a French cave were probably built by Neanderthals about 176,500 years ago, proving that …

Anthropology

BBC News Online | Science & Environment | 'Neanderthal tools' found at dig

<b>Christine McGourty</b><br>BBC science correspondent<p><b>Dozens of tools thought to have belonged to Neanderthals have been dug up at an archaeological site called Beedings in West Sussex.</b><p>Dr Matthew Pope, of University College London, said the discovery provided new insights into the life of a thriving community …

Archaeology

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DNA from mysterious 'Denisovans' helped modern humans survive

Genetic mutations from extinct human relatives called the Denisovans might have influenced modern human immune systems, as well as fat and blood sugar levels, researchers say.<p>Very little is known about the Denisovans. The first evidence of them was discovered in Denisova Cave in Siberia in 2008, …

This baboon being wowed by a magic trick hints at the profound nature of humor

Humans aren't the only species with a sense of humor.<p>For instance, this baboon thinks a disappearing card magic trick is hilarious:<p>And he (or she) is …

Meat eating accelerated face evolution

<b>Eating raw meat and making stone tools may be behind the smaller teeth and faces of humans compared with their ancient relatives.</b><p>Meat and tools, not the advent of cooking, was the trigger that freed early humans to develop a smaller chewing apparatus, a study suggests.<p>This in turn may have allowed …

Biology

Ice Age Human Footprints in Canada Reveal a Walk on the Beach Taken 13,000 Years Ago

Figuring out how to ignite fire has long been considered one of humankind's most monumental achievements. While pop culture often depicts our …

Humans and Neanderthals had sex a lot earlier than scientists thought

Some humans may have left Africa over 100,000 years ago<p>An analysis of the genome of a Siberian Neanderthal, published today in <i>Nature</i>, reveals for the first time that humans contributed DNA to the Neanderthal genome about 100,000 years ago; that's 50,000 years earlierthan the previous estimate. The …

Mystery 'hobbits' not humans like us, study finds

Homo floresiensis 'were not Homo sapiens' according to researchers<p>Diminutive humans that died out on an Indonesian island some 15,000 years ago were not Homo sapiens but a different species, according to a study published Monday that dives into a fierce anthropological debate.<p>Fossils of Homo …

Orangutans: Lethal aggression between females

First report on male-female alliances in deadly fight between female individuals<p>Researchers have for the first time witnessed the death of a female …

Error Found in Study of First Ancient African Genome

An error has forced researchers to go back on their claim that humans across the whole of Africa carry DNA inherited from Eurasian immigrants.<p>This …

Gene tweak led to humans’ big toe

Small tweaks of one gene may have helped humans to walk upright.<p>Losing a genetic switch that increases production of a protein called GDF6 may have …

Ancient stone tools raise tantalizing questions over who colonized Sulawesi

Stone tool‒makers ventured from Southeast Asia to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi deep in the Stone Age, far earlier than previously thought and …

Young Gorillas Have Learnt How to Dismantle Poachers' Traps in The Wild

Incredible!<p>Days after a poacher's trap killed a young mountain gorilla in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park in 2012, researchers spotted something …

Wildlife

Bones of hunted mammoth show early human presence in Arctic

NEW YORK (AP) — The remains of a mammoth that was hunted down about 45,000 years ago have revealed the earliest known evidence of humans in the Arctic.<p>Marks on the bones, found in far northern Russia, indicate the creature was stabbed and butchered. The tip of a tusk was damaged in a way that …

Sulawesi find: 118,000-year-old stone tools point to 'archaic group of humans'

Discovery of 311 implements on Indonesian island suggest modern humans settling there 60,000 years ago would have met an ‘isolated human lineage’<p>The diminutive prehistoric human species dubbed the “Hobbit” that inhabited the Indonesian island of Flores long before the arrival of <i>Homo sapiens</i> …

The Iceman's gut bacteria reveals human migration patterns

Since his discovery in 1991, Ötzi the “Iceman” — an intact, naturally mummified man believed to have lived in the Italian Alps approximately 5,300 …

Ancient hominid ears were tuned to high frequencies

South African hominids that lived between around 2.5 million and 1.5 million years ago had an ear for high-frequency consonant sounds, anthropologist …