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Ancient Humans

Ancient Ear Raises New Questions About Human Evolution

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 07.08.2014 | Science

The remains of an ancient human in China not thought to be Neanderthal has an inner ear much like that of humans' closest extinct relatives, accordin...

Were Scientists Wrong About Early Humans?

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 04.22.2014 | Science

Modern humans may have dispersed in more than one wave of migration out of Africa, and they may have done so earlier than scientists had long thought...

What We Learned About Human Origins In 2013

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi, | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

The existence of a mysterious ancient human lineage and the possibility that the earliest humans were actually all one species were among the human-e...

Tiny Bone Reveals Shocking Truth About Neanderthal Sex

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

The existence of a mysterious ancient human lineage and the genetic changes that separate modern humans from their closest extinct relatives are amon...

Mystery Species Amped Up Ancient Sex, DNA Analysis Shows

natureheader | Ewen Callaway | Posted 11.20.2013 | Science

The ancient genomes, one from a Neanderthal and one from a different archaic human group, the Denisovans, were presented on 18 November at a meeting a...

Genetic 'Adam & Eve' Uncovered In Surprising New Study

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 08.02.2013 | Science

Almost every man alive can trace his origins to one man who lived about 135,000 years ago, new research suggests. And that ancient man likely shared ...

Skull Deformity Suggests Strange Truth About Early Humans

Posted 03.20.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/18/2013 05:06 PM EDT on LiveScience Inbreeding may have been a common practice among earl...

DNA From Bone Chip, Teeth Yields Detailed Image Of Extinct Humans

Posted 08.31.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 08/30/2012 02:05 PM EDT on LiveScience The genome of a recently discovered branch of extinct...

What Killed Off Woolly Mammoths?

Posted 06.12.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 06/12/2012 11:08 AM EDT on LiveScience Woolly mammoths were apparently driven to extinctio...