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Homo Sapiens May Not Have Been the First Species to Use Fire

New emerging evidence discovered in South Africa nullifies prior suggestions indicating that homo sapiens were the first species to use fire. Analysis of fossil remains unearthed from the Rising Star Cave system in South Africa indicates that Homo naledi, an...

Cyborgs v ‘Holdout Humans’: What the World Might Be Like If Our Species Survives for a Million Years

There may be humans who look more or less like us in the year million, but they won’t be alone.  By Anders Sandberg Most species are transitory. They go extinct, branch into new species or change over time due to random...

Stunning Facial Reconstruction of Paleolithic Woman

Archaeologists have reconstructed the face of a Paleolithic woman whose human skull was found buried inside a cave in 1881 in the hamlet of Mlade located in today's Czech Republic. The subject was identified as male at the time,...

Study of Fossil Skulls Sheds Light on Neandertals Mating with Modern Humans

An exploratory study by North Carolina State University is offering new insights on the interbreeding between Neandertals and modern humans.

Dragon Man: Newly Discovered Species Lived Among Homo Sapiens

Paleoanthropologists have reportedly discovered what they claim to be a new hominin species in northeastern China. The skull was discovered outside of Harbin, and has a combination of features so divergent from Homo sapiens, Denisovans, and Neanderthals, that researchers...

Humans and Neanderthals “Lived Together” 50,000 Years Ago

New research from an Israeli archaeological dig has proven that modern humans and Neanderthals lived together some 50,000 years ago.

Europe’s First Homo Sapiens May Have Lived in a Rock Shelter in France

A new study published on Wednesday argues that the first Homo Sapiens in Europe took shelter in a cave in France. The study, which was published in Science Advances, points to multiple artifacts recovered in the cave -- including stone...

Homo Sapiens Fossils 36,000 Years Older than Previously Believed

Fossils of the earliest Homo sapiens are much older than previously believed. Credit: Sailko, CC BY 3.0Scientists announced in Nature on Wednesday that the remains of the oldest known Homo sapiens fossil is 36,000 years older than previously believed. The...

First Known Homo Sapiens Outside Africa Was Greek

A partial skull found in Greece is the earliest evidence of the presence of Homo sapiens outside of Africa, scientists have reported in this week’s International Journal of Science, Nature. The team of researchers dated the skull to about 210,000...

Neanderthal Bones in Greek Cave

In the cave Kalamakia, which is located in the Peloponnese, Neanderthal bones and tools were discovered. This could mean that the area may have been a crossroad for ancient humans from Africa to Europe, as a group of scientists...