An anthology of stories published in Popular Archaeology about recent discoveries in human evolution
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Scientists are discovering that the primeval path our ancestors took to becoming human is far more complex than we ever thought.
Old and new finds come together to deepen the record of human evolution at the famous South African cave system.
Recent 3.66-million-year-old footprint finds at the iconic hominin site of Laetoli may be changing what we know about an ancient human ancestor.
Scientists continue the debate surrounding the true age of the famous fossil skeleton discovered at Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa.
Could this be the face of an early human ancestor?
Is Africa’s largest trove of early human remains shedding game-changing light on human origins, or muddying the water?
Swartkrans Cave reveals important clues to understanding human evolution.
Two remarkable sites are shedding light on a critical transitional period in human evolution.
New findings and new implications for understanding human evolution.
Discoveries in southwestern Kenya by pioneering scientists are now opening new windows on humankind’s earliest stone tool industry and expanding our understanding of early human behavior and the evolutionary past.
How genetics is revolutionizing what we know about human evolution and our prehistoric past.
The startling discovery of million-year-old human footprints on a beach in the United Kingdom has scientists jumping.
Scientists are redrawing the picture of human evolution in Western Europe.
Excavations in Serbia have raised questions about early humans in Pleistocene period Europe.
A rare Pleistocene human fossil find in Saudi Arabia has global implications for human prehistory.
Where and how did the Neanderthals journey into extinction?
Ancient landscapes in present-day Israel have revealed astonishing evidence of early human occupation.
Findings from the remarkable hominin remains found on the Island of Flores continue to pique the interest of the scientific world.
The remarkable discovery that may dramatically change what we know about the origin of modern humans.
New insights emerge about the enigmatic archaic human remains found in a Chinese cave.
Pioneering scientists relate how they are uncovering increasing evidence of a significant human presence on the Arabian Peninsula as much as 100,000+ years ago.
The prehistoric origins of pigment mining and the importance of mineral color-bearing properties in Africa.
Coastal cave systems in South Africa could hold keys to unraveling the mystery about when and where modern humans were born.
Popular Archaeology interviews internationally acclaimed archaeologist Dr. Christopher Henshilwood on the origins of behaviorally modern humans.
The unprecedented finds at a site in Germany are changing what we know about Paleolithic humans.
A recently examined mammoth tells a story of a human presence in the Arctic 45,000 years ago.