The dog-sized ape had a more flexible lower back that allowed it to walk more like humans do.
A new investigation suggests that Homo erectus survived on Indonedian island long enough to overlap with our own species, Homo sapiens.
Researchers show how cultural changes in Africa over the past 10,000 years can be tracked using the size of eggshell beads.
Mongolia's "persistent" snow cover is threatened by climate change -- and with it, so is the traditional Mongolian lifestyle. Image credits: Taylor et al, 2019. Mongolia is the most sparsely...
Researchers have used ground-penetrating radar to find overlapping tracks from 12,000 years ago.
Ancient humans knew how to handle and make fire earlier than assumed.
A lucky find now provides a face for Lucy's ancestor.
Starting around 1600 BC, southern Scandinavia became closely linked to long-distance metal trade elsewhere in Europe.
Cold case: solved.
Was this an isolated individual, or part of an earlier wave of human migration?
DNA analysis reveals fresh details about how Neanderthals moved across Europe and Asia.
The wine wasn't restricted to the higher echelons of Celtic society -- the craftsmen also enjoyed a glass from time to time.
The trend became much clearer after the Neolithic, but the signs were there.
"Many of the challenges we have today are the same ones they had in Çatalhöyük — only magnified," say the paper's authors.
It was a crucial and defining moment in human evolution.