Tagged With Anthropology

A 210,000-year-old skull found in Greece is the oldest modern human discovered outside Africa. It changes our timeline of human migration.


Humans are some of the only animals that don't have tails — here's why


A 160,000-year-old jaw from a human ancestor was found in a Tibetan cave. It might explain why Tibetans are able to live at high altitudes today.



Scientists have discovered the oldest human footprint ever seen in the Americas


Scientists may have discovered a new human species. It lived on a tiny island in the Philippines at the same time as Homo sapiens.


Scientists have found one of the world's oldest surviving tattooing kits — with needles made of human bone



Humans once hunted and butchered giant ground sloths in South America, 12,600-year-old bones reveal


Ancient graves hid the skeletons of more than 260 children who likely had their hearts removed. It is the largest known child sacrifice, and archaeologists still don’t know why.


Ancient graves hid the skeletons of 269 children and 466 llamas who were ritually sacrificed, and archaeologists still don’t know why


A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our entire understanding of human history


Ancient humans had sex and interbred with a mysterious group known as the Denisovans more than once, new research has found


Why we knock on wood, and the truth about 7 other common superstitions



Scientists have pinpointed when the first cave paintings were made -- and it means Neanderthals were more advanced than they thought


The science of why human breasts are so big


Early human ancestors started migrating around the world far earlier than scientists thought


Inequality has been growing for thousands of years -- and it could hint at future societal collapse



Researchers have found signs of ritual violence on skeletons from an ancient civilisation in the Andes


A newly discovered skull reveals what the common ancestor of humans and apes may have looked like


Ancient skulls that mirror ours are part of a handful of archaeological findings that rewrite human history


Why IPA beers have 'India' in their names -- and how they fit into a key part of human history