Lucy had an ape-like brain
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 09:20:09 EDT
A new study led by paleoanthropologists reveals that Lucy's species Australopithecus afarensis had an ape-like brain. However, the protracted brain growth suggests that -- as is the case in humans -- infants may have had a long dependence on caregivers.
When three species of human ancestor walked the Earth
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:57:36 EDT
Scientists share details of the most ancient fossil of Homo erectus known and discuss how these new findings are forcing us to rewrite a part of our species' evolutionary history.
Homo naledi juvenile remains offers clues to how our ancestors grew up
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:08:27 EDT
A partial skeleton of Homo naledi represents a rare case of an immature individual, shedding light on the evolution of growth and development in human ancestry, according to a study.
Modern humans, Neanderthals share a tangled genetic history, study affirms
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:08:21 EDT
A new study reinforces the concept that Neanderthal DNA has been woven into the modern human genome on multiple occasions as our ancestors met Neanderthals time and again in different parts of the world.
Oldest ever human genetic evidence clarifies dispute over our ancestors
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:16:57 EDT
Genetic information from an 800,000-year-old human fossil has been retrieved for the first time. The results shed light on one of the branching points in the human family tree, reaching much further back in time than previously possible.