Recent single origin hypothesis
In paleoanthropology, the recent African origin of modern humans, or the "out of Africa" theory (OOA), is the most widely accepted model of the geographic origin and early migration of anatomically mo...
Recent single origin hypothesis - Wikipedia
Human face evolution in the last 6 million years
A depiction that human face has undergone significant evolution within the last 6 million years.
New Human Subspecies Likely To Emerge As Martian Planners Try To Establish Red Planet Colony | Tech Times
Humans who plan on inhabiting Mars are faced with a difficult challenge of conceiving children. Microgravity could result in a variety of defects in an unborn child.
If there had been no asteroid collision 65 million years ago, would the human species even exist?
If there had been no asteroid collision 65 million years ago, would the human species even exist?
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...
Humans Inherited The Tendency For Violence, But Civilization Has Tamed It
As a species, humans seem to have inherited murderous traits via evolution and genetics, but civilization has tamed some of it out, a new study suggests. Scientists in Spain calculated the rate at whi...
What Is The Origin Of The Handshake?
The handshake has existed in some form or another for thousands of years, but its origins are somewhat murky. One popular theory is that the...
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...
Proof of evolution that you can find on your body
If you want evidence of evolution by natural selection, look no further than your own body.
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...
Confused Rush Limbaugh Can't Figure Out Why Gorillas Still Exist
Right-wing radio host claims evolution should have turned all gorillas into people. Rush Limbaugh seems to think that Harambe, the gorilla shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo over the weekend after ...
That Deep, Masculine Voice Is Not For You, Ladies
Men's deep, resonant voices did not evolve to thrill the ladies, but to scare off their rivals, researchers say.
These ancient Asian primate fossils might be the missing pieces of a major evolutionary puzzle
A discovery in southern China shows how catastrophic climate change shifted the course of primate — and ultimately human — evolution.
Humans Were Likely Boinking Neanderthals Earlier Than We Thought
The discovery actually says something important about modern humans' migration out of Africa.
Why Does Evolution Want Infidelity to Hurt So Much?
At a superficial level, sexual jealousy is arguably one of the most counterproductive emotions we have evolved to experience. Think of all the hours we humans waste pining over stolen partners or unre...
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...
Timeline of human evolution
The timeline of human evolution outlines the major events in the development of the human species, and the evolution of humans' ancestors. It includes a brief explanation of some animals, species or g...
Anatomically modern humans
The term anatomically modern humans (AMH) or anatomically modern Homo sapiens (AMHS) refers in paleoanthropology to individual members of the species Homo sapiens with an appearance consistent with th...
Anatomically modern humans - Wikipedia
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...
Archaic Homo sapiens - Wikipedia
Most recent common ancestor
In biology, the most recent common ancestor (MRCA) of any set of organisms is the most recent individual from which all organisms in a group are directly descended. The term is often applied to human ...
Archaeogenetics
Archaeogenetics, a term coined by British archaeologist and paleolinguist Colin Renfrew, refers to the application of the techniques of molecular population genetics to the study of the human past. Th...
Human mitochondrial DNA haplogroup
In human genetics, a human mitochondrial DNA haplogroup is a haplogroup defined by differences in human mitochondrial DNA. Haplogroups are used to represent the major branch points on the mitochondri...
Human Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup
In human genetics, a human Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup is a haplogroup defined by differences in the non-recombining portions of DNA from the Y chromosome (called Y-DNA). It represents human genetic d...
Human Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup - Wikipedia
Y-chromosome haplogroups by populations
The following articles are lists of human Y-chromosome DNA haplogroups found in populations around the world.
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...
Early human migrations - Wikipedia
Multiregional origin of modern humans
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 origin of modern humans - Wikipedia
Neanderthal admixture
There have been several instances of archaic human admixture with modern humans through interbreeding of modern humans with Neanderthals, Denisovans, and/or possibly other archaic humans over the cour...
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...