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Researchers use the DNA of currently-living Quebecois to help identify their ancestors.

Jesse Kathan, Contributor

New dating of a trove of fossils suggests our cousin hominin went extinct because of climate change.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Despite high-profile study, the ancestors of humans living today likely evolved in many places at once, say critics.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Tiny brainlike cell cultures called organoids offer clues about human evolution.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Recently uncovered archaeological evidence matches the Bible's account of Babylonian invasion 2,600 years ago.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Tarp covered archaeological site sits deep in a green river valley

Artifacts found in Idaho support theory that humans reached the Americas before a land route to Asia existed.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Composite image shows skull on right and the reconstructed face of a human ancestor on the left.

Nearly complete skull of Australopithecus anamensis found in Ethiopia.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

A newly analyzed jawbone is the first confirmed Denisovan fossil found anywhere outside Siberia.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Drought-tolerant ingredients and local sourcing of brewing containers meant the beer could flow even in tough times.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

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