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A 210,000-year-old skull found in Greece is the oldest modern human discovered outside Africa. It changes our timeline of human migration.
Scientists think modern humans left Africa 70,000 years ago. But a 210,000-year-old skull in Greece indicates that some migration happened earlier.
Nibbled-on bones found in a cave revealed that our Neanderthal ancestors ate each other. Scientists may have figured out why.
A rapid global warming 120,000 years ago left our Neanderthal ancestors facing starvation. So they turned to cannibalism.
Ancient humans had sex and interbred with a mysterious group known as the Denisovans more than once, new research has found
Early humans spread around the globe, encountered hominin species like Denisovans and Neanderthals, and interbred with them. We see traces of that in DNA today.
Scientists have pinpointed when the first cave paintings were made — and it means Neanderthals were more advanced than they thought
Long before "modern" humans reached Europe, our Neanderthal cousins were creating cultural objects and painting animals in caves in Spain.
The DNA preserved in prehistoric plaque shows the Neanderthal diet differed drastically by region. While some feasted on wild sheep, others ate moss and nuts.
Modern humans survived. Neanderthals didn't. Here's one factor that might have contributed to their demise.