The provocative idea that our genus arose with a deactivated muscle gene turned out to be wrong.
Research on ancient genomes has moved way beyond population mixture into broader questions about how ancient people lived and interacted with their environments.
Looking at a fascinating new study that finds mixtures of different plants within ancient morsels of charred foods.
In the Gran Dolina cave site, ancient people left a bone bed of bison killed in two seasons and butchered at the site with expedient tools.
With deep experience in the hunt, Neandertals could anticipate the behavior of many of the most dangerous prey animals.
We test the notion that pelvis dimensions can yield accurate estimates of gut size in fossil hominins by looking at today's people.
Border Cave has exceptional preservation of plant remains, giving a window into the diets of hominins.
Research by Ian Towle and coworkers finds that Homo naledi may have been eating foods with lots of grit.
The frequency of M3 agenesis varies greatly among human populations. It may have to do with agricultural diets, but anthropologists aren't sure.