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Human skull evolved along with two-legged walking, study confirms

The evolution of bipedalism in fossil humans can be detected using a key feature of the skull -- a claim that was previously contested...

400,000-year-old fossil human cranium is oldest ever found in Portugal

A large international research team, directed by the Portuguese archaeologist João Zilhão and including Binghamton University anthropologist Rolf Quam, has found the oldest fossil...

100,000-year-old human skulls from east Asia reveal complex mix of trends...

Two partial archaic human skulls, from the Lingjing site, Xuchang, central China, provide a new window into the biology and populations patterns of the...

New evidence on the diet of the ‘Homo antecessor’ from Atapuerca

The Homo antecessor, a hominin species that inhabited the Iberian Peninsula around 800,000 years ago, would have a mechanically more demanding diet than other...

First humans arrived in North America a lot earlier than believed

The timing of the first entry of humans into North America across the Bering Strait has now been set back 10,000 years. This has been...

New study finds evolution of brain and tooth size were not...

A new study from the George Washington University's Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology (CASHP) found that whereas brain size evolved at...

Human ancestor ‘Lucy’ was a tree climber, new evidence suggests

Since the discovery of the fossil dubbed Lucy 42 years ago this month, paleontologists have debated whether the 3 million-year-old human ancestor spent all...

How archaeologist created a prehistoric GPS for tracking ancient humans

Where's the best place to start when retracing the life of a person who lived 4,000 years ago? Turns out, it's simple -- you...

Did volcanic activity play a role in early human evolution and...

The great Rift Valley that runs through Ethiopia has played a pivotal role in human evolution. It is both the location of the earliest...

3D printed fish fossil may reveal origin of human teeth

Three-dimensional prints of a 400 million year old fish fossil from around Lake Burrinjuck in southeast Australia reveal the possible evolutionary origins of human...

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