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A handful of recent discoveries have shattered anthropologists’ picture of where humans came from, and when
Anthropologists have discovered new species of human ancestors and revealed that humans, Neanderthals, and Denisovans interbred.
Dozens of discoveries have upended our pictures of T. rexes, raptors, and other dinosaurs. Here’s how the ‘Jurassic Park’ movies hav...
Since "Jurassic Park" came out, paleontologists' understanding of dinosaurs has changed. We now know far more about how they looked and acted.
Paleontologists are unraveling the mysteries of young T. rexes. Creatures they thought were 2 species turned out to be kids and adults.
A full-grown Tyrannosaurus rex weighed up to 10 tons and was 43 feet long. Much of its growth happened during its teenage years.
A group of our Homo erectus ancestors suffered a mysterious mass death more than 107,000 years ago. It’s their last appearance in the fossil rec...
Anthropologists solved a 90-year mystery about Homo erectus fossils after finding that 12 skulls are at least 107,000 years old.
A pair of infant skeletons were found wearing other children’s skulls as helmets in a 2,000-year-old grave site
At a pair of burial mounds in Ecuador, archaeologists uncovered two infant skeletons that were buried wearing helmets made of older children's skulls.
Every person alive today descended from a woman who lived in modern-day Botswana about 200,000 years ago, a new study finds
Modern humans emerged in Africa around 200,000 years ago. Now a research team has figured out where on the continent our ancestors originated.
The T. Rex had the strongest bite of any land animal ever — and new research shows the dinosaur really could crush a car
Scientists have discovered that T. rexes had rigid skulls, which enabled the dinosaurs to have the strongest bite force of any land animal on Earth.
A group of now-extinct marsupials named palorchestids once roamed eastern Australia. These giants weighed up to 2,200 pounds and had large claws.
More than 40,000 years ago, giant kangaroos roamed Australia. Their jaws were surprisingly similar to those of pandas, a new study found.
Extinct Australian kangaroos weighed more than 250 pounds and had powerful jaws to crunch through tough vegetation, much like today's giant pandas.
Scientists may have discovered a new human species. It lived on a tiny island in the Philippines at the same time as Homo sapiens.
Anthropologists may have discovered a new human relative named Homo luzonensis on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.