Evolution of Homo sapiens
Human evolution is the evolutionary process leading up to the appearance of anatomically modern humans. The topic usually covers the evolutionary history of primates, in particular the genus Homo, and...
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Neanderthal Minibrains Offer Insight Into Our History
Comparing Neanderthal minibrains to those of modern humans can help explain our evolution into the dominant species.
Animated map shows how humans migrated across the globe
It's tough to know what happened on Earth thousands of years before anyone started writing anything down. But thanks to the amazing work of anthropologists a...
We Were Wrong About How Ancient Humans Colonized North America
It’s a veritable certainty that North America’s first people arrived via the Bering Land Bridge, but less certainty exists about how and where they migrated from there. For years, scientists thought t...
High-Pitched Voice Theory - Neanderthal
Vocal experts examine the first full skeleton of a neanderthal ever to be discovered and uncover insights into the most likely sound our primitive cousins wo...
NOVA: Little people of Flores
In 2003 paleoanthropologists made a discovery on the Indonesian island of Flores that shook up the world of early human studies like no other in recent years...
Ancient DNA From Spain’s ‘Pit Of Bones’ Could Reveal The Origin Of Neanderthals
Few analysis of DNA from a collection of bones found in Spain – the oldest human DNA of its kind ever studied – could help write the history of early humankind. The research, published Monday in the j...
Humans Were Likely Boinking Neanderthals Earlier Than We Thought
The discovery actually says something important about modern humans' migration out of Africa.
Got Allergies? Blame Neanderthals
Ancient immune system genes that humans inherited from Neanderthals and Denisovans may help people fight off disease, but may also make them more prone to allergies.
DNA Reveals Mysterious Human Cousin With Huge Teeth
A new genetic analysis suggests that the recently discovered Denisovans lived in Eurasia for millennia. The find underscores that our Homo sapiens ancestors shared the Eurasian continent with other hu...
Out Of Africa, By Way Of Egypt: New Genetic Data Points To Egyptian Route For Original Human Migration
Scientists may be one step closer to tracing the exodus of modern humans out of Africa. New genetic evidence points to a northern route leading out of the continent, which may just settle a long-dispu...
World's First Murder Victim? Skull Is Evidence Of 430,000-Year-Old Crime
"Anthropologists are always asking what makes us human, and are humans inherently violent," said Danielle Kurin, a forensic anthropologist at UC Santa Barbara. "This study contributes to that debate b...
Human Hunting Weapons May Not Have Caused The Demise Of The Neanderthals
The demise of Neanderthals may have nothing to do with innovative hunting weapons carried by humans from west Asia, according to a new study. The researchers say their findings mean that we may need t...
New Ancient “Mystery Human” Species Identified Shakes Up The Theory Of Evolution
Evolution is something scientists have observed at several different levels in nature, and when it comes to human ancestry, they’ve been able to collect bits and pieces of the giant puzzle that is hum...
New Ancient “Mystery Human” Species Identified Shakes Up The Theory Of Evolution
Evolution is something scientists have observed at several different levels in nature, and when it comes to human ancestry, they’ve been able to collect bits and pieces of the giant puzzle that is hum...
Modern humans and Neanderthals: A Mediterranean romance
It was sealed off from humanity for 30,000 years before sewer workers accidentally shattered its high, vaulted ceiling and allowed Israeli searchers to rappel into its dark interior.
Control of fire by early humans
The control of fire by early humans was a turning point in the cultural aspect of human evolution that allowed humans to cook food and obtain warmth and protection. Making fire also allowed the expans...
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Neanderthal
The Neanderthals or Neandertals /niˈændərˌtɑːlz/, us also /neɪ/-, -/ˈɑːndər/-, -/ˌtɔːlz/, -/ˌθɔːlz/) (from German: Neandertaler [neˈandɐˌtaːlɐ] from Neandertal ("Neander Valley") in Germany, where rem...
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Denisova hominin
Denisovans or Denisova hominins (/dɨˈniːsəvə/ dɛ-NEE-sə-və) are an extinct species of human in the genus Homo. In March 2010, scientists announced the discovery of a finger bone fragment of a juvenile...
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Homo floresiensis
Homo floresiensis ("Flores Man"; nicknamed "hobbit" and "Flo") is widely believed to be an extinct species in the genus Homo. The remains of an individual that would have stood about 3.5 feet (1.1...
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Archaic Homo sapiens
A number of varieties of Homo are grouped into the broad category of archaic humans, contrasted with modern humans (Homo sapiens), in the period beginning 500,000 years ago. This category typically i...
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Hunting hypothesis
In paleoanthropology, the hunting hypothesis is the hypothesis that human evolution was primarily influenced by the activity of hunting for relatively large and fast animals, and that the activity of ...
Behavioral modernity
Behavioral modernity is a term used in anthropology, archeology and sociology to refer to a set of traits that distinguish present day humans and their recent ancestors from both other living primates...
Recent African origin of modern humans
In paleoanthropology, the recent African origin of modern humans, or the "Out of Africa" theory, is the most widely accepted model of the geographic origin and early migration of anatomically modern h...
Recent African origin of modern humans - Wikipedia
Early human migrations
Early human migrations and expansions of archaic and modern humans across continents began 1.8 million years ago with the migration out of Africa by Homo erectus and were followed by the migrations of...
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Multiregional hypothesis
The Multiregional hypothesis, Multiregional evolution (MRE) or Polycentric theory is a scientific model that provides an alternative explanation to the more widely accepted, "Out of Africa" model for ...
Multiregional hypothesis - Wikipedia
Human evolutionary genetics
Human evolutionary genetics studies how one human genome differs from the other, the evolutionary past that gave rise to it, and its current effects. Differences between genomes have anthropological, ...
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Human genetic variation
Human genetic variation is the genetic differences both within and among populations. There may be multiple variants of any given gene in the human population (genes), leading to polymorphism. Many ge...
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Bibliography of evolution and human behavior
Evolutionary psychology (EP) is an approach in the social and natural sciences that examines psychological structure from a modern evolutionary perspective. It seeks to identify which human psychologi...
Neanderthals in popular culture
Neanderthals have been portrayed in popular culture since the early 20th century. Early depictions were based on notions of the proverbially primitive Caveman; since the later 20th century, some depi...
Neanderthals in popular culture - Wikipedia