A new study of African genetic variation yields a more accurate picture of the genetic exchanges between ancient Africans and Neandertals 250,000 years ago.
At a memorial for Richard Leakey, I shared some ideas about where technology and new discoveries will take paleoanthropology over the next decade.
New work from Melka Kunture, Ethiopia, shows the Garba IVE infant jaw is one of the oldest individuals of this longest-lasting hominin species.
These fossil species between 8 million and 4.4 million years old include some of the earliest members of the hominin lineage.
From the level of function of a single gene up to the movements of entire populations, our evolution was built from mixture.
These ancient human relatives include the first species with evidence of upright walking and running like humans. They represent more than a third of our evolutionary history.
The provocative idea that our genus arose with a deactivated muscle gene turned out to be wrong.
More and more, it looks like this event happened shortly before a million years ago, in the common ancestors of Neandertal, Denisovan, and African ancestral humans.
A new paper on biogeography of Neandertals and Denisovans raises ideas about the interactions of these groups.
The footprints of extinct lineages are the closest we have to a fossil record of the African apes.