Xinhua News Agency (Feb. 16, 2013) In 1974, the remains of a 3.2-million-year-old hominid were discovered in Ethiopia.
Known as Lucy, the skeleton remains the oldest, and most complete adult human ancestor fully retrieved from ... watch video
Newsy (July 19, 2014) Research on plaque from ancient teeth shows that our prehistoric ancestor's had a detailed understanding of plants long before developing agriculture.
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AP (Mar. 14, 2016) Scientists announced Monday they have discovered a new, smaller ancestor to the T. rex. The Timurlengia euotica was roughly the size of a horse and posessed many of the same features as the T. rex. ... watch video
Sep. 21, 2016 A new study of human genomic diversity suggests there may have in fact been two successful dispersals out of Africa, and that a “trace” of the earlier of these two expansion events has lingered ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 Australia has one of the longest histories of continuous human occupation outside Africa. But who exactly were the first people to settle there? Such a question has obvious political implications and ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 Tiny ocean fossils distributed widely across rock surfaces in the Transantarctic Mountains point to the potential for a substantial rise in global sea levels under conditions ... read more
Sep. 19, 2016 An international research team discovered a human skeleton during its ongoing excavation of the famous Antikythera Shipwreck (circa 65 B.C.). The shipwreck, which holds the ... read more
July 5, 2016 Humans' early mammal relatives likely diversified 66 million years ago, after the extinction of dinosaurs opened up space for animals such as big cats, horses, elephants and eventually apes to ... read more
Aug. 7, 2013 A newly discovered fossil reveals the evolutionary adaptations of a 165-million-year-old proto-mammal, providing evidence that traits such as hair and fur originated well before the rise of the first ... read more