How and when our ancestors mastered the use of fire remains a hotly debated question. Researchers are hunting for answers buried in ancient ash and baked soils.
New finds at an archaeological site in Morocco open a window on the origin of our species.
State-of-the-art brain imaging technology is shedding new light on the evolution of human intelligence.
Traits we often tend to disparage were—and arguably still are—critical to human communities.
A controversial new study places our human ancestors on the North American continent 130,000 years ago—far, far earlier than previously thought.
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