New study of molar size regulation in hominins

The molar size relationship is one of the peculiar characteristics of hominins species, and various theories have been proposed to account for this, as well as the differences in shape between the types of teeth (incisors, ...

Video: The muddle in the middle-Pleistocene

During the late middle Pleistocene—between 400 000 and 150 0000 years ago—the populations occupying Earth, and Africa specifically, looked very differently from what they do now. There is evidence for at least three forms ...

First early human fossil found in Africa makes debut

Just over 90 years ago a discovery was made that started a fascinating journey exploring human evolution in Africa. The Broken Hill skull was the first early human fossil to be found in Africa and evidence suggests it probably ...

Skilled hunters 300,000 years ago

Finds from early stone age site in north-central Germany show that human ingenuity is nothing new – and was probably shared by now-extinct species of humans.

Largest group of fossil humans are Neanderthals after all

(Phys.org) -- The world's largest known sample of fossil humans has been classified as the species Homo heidelbergensis but in fact are early Neanderthals, according to a study by Prof Chris Stringer of the Natural History ...

Back ache has been a pain for millions of years

(PhysOrg.com) -- Research by a Cambridge archaeologist shows that back pain caused untold misery long before we started staring into screens and slumping on sofas.

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