Hominin remains dating back 300,000 years have been found at Jebel Irhoud in Morocco. “This gives us a completely different picture of the evolution of our species. It goes much further back in time, but also the very process of evolution is different to what we thought,” Hublin told the Guardian.
Fossils of additional Homo nailed individuals have been found in the Rising Star Cave system in South Africa. Tests on the material found the bones to be between 335,000 and 236,000 years old, making them far younger than many scientists had expected. “It means that this species of primitive hominid was
The ancient shinbone of a leopard has been found on the banks of a river in northern Italy. Leopards may have roamed across Italy alongside Neanderthals, a new study finds. Scientists analyzed an ancient, well-preserved bone discovered by amateur scientist Renato Bandera in the summer of 2014 and donated to the Paleoanthropological
Partial skulls dated back more than 100,000 years show traits from modern humans, archaic humans, and Neanderthals. These new fossils suggest that far-flung groups of ancient humans were more genetically linked across Eurasia than often previously thought, researchers in the new study said. "I don't like to think of these fossils as
Archaeologists working in Denmark have found a 3,000-year-old clay pot that provides evidence of Bronze Age cheese-making. But the pot turned out to be even more exciting that they first realised. When they cleaned the pot, they discovered a white-yellow layer of some substance that was burnt onto the inside. “Normally, you
The oldest known example of cancer, dating back 1.7 million years, has been found in a fossil of a toe bone from an early human ancestor. The discovery by British and South African scientists contradicts theories that cancer is a modern disease, predominantly caused by lifestyle factors. Up until now, the oldest
Analysis work has been carried out on footprints created by Homo erectus 1.5-million-years-ago found on the shores of Lake Turkana in Kenya. In 2009, paleontologists discovered human-like footprints near the eastern shores of Lake Turkana in Ileret, Kenya. The fossilized tracks suggested similarities to modern human feet, including an arch, a