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April 25, 2018
Two human footprint trackways at White Sands National Monument. MUST CREDIT: Photo courtesy of Matthew Bennett/Bournemouth University
'Unique in the world' fossil footprints show a human chasing an extinct giant sloth
April 25, 2018 - 2:50pm
March 22, 2018
The Atacama skeleton, or Ata, named after the Chilean desert where the remains were found, has 10 pairs of ribs. MUST CREDIT: Bhattacharya et al.
A tiny skeleton found in Chile might look like an alien, but her genes tell a different story
March 22, 2018 - 4:10pm
March 15, 2018
Researchers work at the Olorgesaile prehistoric site in Kenya. MUST CREDIT: Smithsonian Human Origins Program.
Scientists find evidence of paint, complex tools and climate chaos at the dawn of humanity
March 15, 2018 - 4:08pm
In an undated handout photo, the skeleton of an 8-year-old Neanderthal boy recovered from the El Sidrón cave in Spain. New research suggests that the brain of the juvenile Neanderthal developed more slowly than that of a similarly aged Homo sapiens child, but scientists don’t yet know why. (Paleoanthropology Group MNCN-CSIC via The New York Times Copyright 2018)
Humans bred with this mysterious species more than once, new study shows
March 15, 2018 - 1:32pm
October 8, 2016
The World's oldest woman, Jeanne Calment, 120 years old, is kissed by two young girls during a special ceremony in a retirement home in Arles, Southern France, February 21, 1995.   REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelisser/File Photo
Ripe old age: Humans may already have reached maximum lifespan
October 8, 2016 - 11:30am
September 4, 2016
Lucy’s distal radius undergoes computed tomographic scanning. Lucy, one of the best known ancestors of humans to ever roam the earth, may have died after a fall from a tree, University of Texas researchers said on August 29, 2016, after studying her 3.18-million-year-old fossilized remains. Marsha Miller/The University of Texas at Austin/Handout via Reuters
Fall from a tree may have caused death of famed fossil 'Lucy'
September 4, 2016 - 1:30am
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