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The earliest known art by our species, Homo sapiens, is thought to have been made around 100,000 years ago, but a new study has revealed that our forbearers Homo erectus may have created simpler art forms at least 430,000 years ago.
Skeletal remains recovered from the Indonesian island of Flores over a decade ago are not a new species of “hobbit” sized human, but an ancient Homo sapien showing signs of abnormal development consistent with Down syndrome.
In the past, scientists concluded many of man’s defining qualities, such as legs made for walking upright and a large brain, evolved all at once. But according to a new study in the journal Science, shifts in climate caused these qualities to evolve separately.
The discovery of a 1.4 million year-old fossil in Kenya could be the key to closing a significant gap in the evolutionary record of humans.
The search for a common ancestor that links both modern humans to the ancient Neanderthals that roamed Europe thousands of years ago is far from over, according to a new study from an international team of experts. Dental analysis has so far shown no common match between the two hominins.
An analysis of a 1.8 million-year-old human skull suggests that the earliest members of our Homo genus actually belonged to a single species, a finding that contradicts previous beliefs that there were several different human species walking the Earth during that time.
Despite the general perception that recycling is a fairly modern phenomenon, there is growing evidence it dates back to the days of the early hominids, researchers said this week during a four-day conference at Tel Aviv University in Israel.
According to a new report, the ancient humanoid species referred to as the "hobbit" closely resembled man and not apes as some experts thought.
According to new research, the origins behind the human ability to throw a fastball stem from our instinct to hunt and kill, either for protection or food.
A new study has once again demonstrated that our human ancestors had no qualms about eating every part of their prey, including the brains.
Homo floresiensis Homo floresiensis, or Flores Man, nicknamed “hobbit” and “Flow”, is an extinct species in the genus Homo. The remains of an individual that would have stood about 3 feet in height were uncovered in 2003 on the island of Flores in Indonesia. Incomplete skeletons of nine individuals have been recovered, including one complete cranium. These remains have been the focus of intense research to establish whether they represent a species distinctive from modern humans....
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