Latest human evolution News

Making art is a uniquely human act, and one that provides a wellspring of health benefits
How Neanderthal language differed from modern human – they probably didn’t use metaphors
The reconstruction of a 75,000-year-old Neanderthal woman’s face makes her look quite friendly – there’s a problem with that
Playing with the kids is important work for chimpanzee mothers
Everyday life and its variability influenced human evolution at least as much as rare activities like big-game hunting
Revised dating of the Liujiang skeleton renews understanding of human occupation of China
Researchers and cave divers bring megafauna secrets to the surface
First evidence of ancient human occupation found in giant lava tube cave in Saudi Arabia
Persian plateau unveiled as crucial hub for early human migration out of Africa
Did Neanderthals Use Glue? Researchers Find Evidence that Sticks
Scientists gather for first-of-kind human origins research
Our ancient primate ancestors had an appetite for soft fruits – and their diet shaped human evolution
Shiyu discovery reveals Eastern Asia’s early human migrations
Australian Atlantis: Ancient submerged landscapes reveal a mosaic of human habitation
Dishing dirt on human evolution
No scientific evidence for cognitively advanced behaviours and symbolism by Homo naledi
No scientific evidence Homo naledi was advanced
Grinding tools play key role in food, plant and pigment processing during ‘Green Arabia’
Stone Age herders transported heavy rock tools to grind animal bones, plants and pigment
New path for early human migrations through a once-lush Arabia contradicts a single ‘out of Africa’ origin
Balzan Prizes 2023 for Max Planck researchers
National Science Week 2023: Scientists to strengthen Queensland-China relations while helping the environment and fighting climate change
Sea sequin ‘bling’ links Indonesian islands’ ancient communities
Major new research claims smaller-brained _Homo naledi_ made rock art and buried the dead. But the evidence is lacking
Primate genome sequencing reveals insight into evolution, biodiversity and applications for human health
Primate genome sequencing studies reveal insight into evolution, biodiversity and applications for human health
Humans have lost half primate ancestors’ gut bacteria
Early humans’ migration out of Africa holds clues for medica
Research Reveals Longstanding Cultural Continuity at Oldest Occupied Site in West Africa
Who owned this Stone Age jewellery? New forensic tools offer an unprecedented answer
We found out when the Nullarbor Plain dried out, splitting Australia’s ecosystems in half
Got milk? ancient Tibetans did, according to study
How milk tamed the Third Pole: research reveals a 3,500-year history of dairy consumption on the Tibetan Plateau
Why do animals living with humans evolve such similar features? A new theory could explain ‘domestication syndrome’
Fairy-wrens are more likely to help their closest friends but not strangers, just like us humans
Waxing and waning of environment influences hominin dispersals across ancient Iran
Ice Age Survivors
2.9-million-year-old butchery site reopens case of who made first stone tools
We found 2.9-million-year-old stone tools used to butcher ancient hippos – but likely not by our ancestors
Why rituals have been crucial for humans throughout history – and why we still need them
True giant wombat gives Diprotodon podium wobble
Genes and tongues are not always tied together
Flesh-eating bugs get to work on animal bone dataset
Central Asia identified as key route for early human migration
Stone projectile skills help foragers occupy rainforests during southern Asia migration
Massive outback rock art site reveals ancient narrative
Earliest Gibbon Fossil Found in Southwest China
Mysterious marks on boomerangs reveal a ‘forgotten’ use of this iconic Aboriginal multi-tool