Africa’s Largest Collection of Human Footprints Was Discovered

Africa's largest collection of human footprints, with figures up to 400 and more, has been discovered in tempered volcanic sediment in northern Tanzania. The fossilized footprints are offering a rare glimpse at social life among ancient East African hunter-gatherers. These...

Icelandic Genomes Explain Neanderthal Legacy of Europeans

Researchers at deCODE genetics and fellow collaborators from the Max Planck Institute and universities in Denmark and Iceland have published the first study to use a whole genome sequence data from across a population in order to analyze the current succession of...

Early Humans Were Vegetarian and Had Smaller Brains, New Research Finds

Early humans ​acted like monkeys and ate vegetables as part of their diet, new research says. As per a team of experts, ancient human ancestors known as 'Little Foot' or the first humans recorded to have the complete Australopithecus skeleton...