Oldest human skull out of Africa forces us to rethink migration timeline

Was this an isolated individual, or part of an earlier wave of human migration?

Neanderthals used resin as glue to craft complex stone tools

Sticky!

Ancient Neanderthal genomes reveal surprising twist in their settling of Europe

DNA analysis reveals fresh details about how Neanderthals moved across Europe and Asia.

Humans and Neanderthals diverged at least 800,000 years ago, new teeth study shows

This just goes to show how complex our evolutionary history really is.

First Denisovan fossil found outside of Siberia — our ancient “cousins” spread far and wide

Talk about a stunning find!

Woolly mammoths and Neanderthals shared genetic traits

You are what you eat…

Neanderthal diet revolved around meat, new study finds

Caveburgers, anyone?

Neanderthal footprints discovered in Gibraltar

If the footprint is confirmed to be Neanderthal, it would only be the second one in the world, the other being Vartop Cave in Romania.

Archaeologists uncover timeline of Denisova Cave occupation

The Denisovans were our cousins. We’re only now starting to understand them.

Neanderthal genes may explain our unique rounded skull shape

Neanderthal genes may be making some people’s skulls more elongated — they may also explain some modern human brain evolution.

Neanderthal life wasn’t more violent than human life, new study suggests

Yet another similarity that Neanderthals share with humans.

Neanderthal children endured harsh winters and lead poisoning 250,000 years ago

However, their mothers still too care of them as best of they could.

Neanderthal child was eaten by giant bird

Talk about a gruesome story — yikes!

Neanderthals gave humans viruses, but also the genes that protect us from them

Ancient interbreeding primed modern humans for an encounter with new viruses.

Extremely cold climate may have sealed Neanderthals’ extinction

Climate change was unforgiving with the Neanderthals.

Human hybrid — Ancient human relatives interbred with each other

How I met your Neanderthal mother.

Engraved Crimean flint could point to Neanderthal symbolism

Neanderthals were every bit as complex and advanced as early humans — and perhaps even more so.

Why did Neanderthals have such big noses? It helped them adapt to the cold, study says

All the better to breathe with.

Modern humans and Denisovans interbred at least twice in history

Our ancestors interbred both with Neanderthals and Denisovans.

Neanderthals were compassionate caregivers, researchers suggest

They took care of their community members without expecting anything in return.