A controversial new study based on an 8.7-million-year-old skull could serve to rewrite the history books.
A new genetic data analysis has revealed that our ancestors were almost completely wiped out.
Whether or not some of the ancestors of modern humans were as brainy as believed remains a matter of contention.
The face of this long-lost human ancestor has been painstakingly recreated from fossil remains using computer software.
Scientists have determined that this very strange 500 million-year-old creature was not actually related to humans.
A set of cutting and skinning tools is being hailed as evidence that our ancestors shared knowledge.
A controversial new book claims that the hobbit-like Homo floresiensis may not have actually gone extinct.
New research has indicated that our ancestors lived alongside these gargantuan mammals until relatively recently.
Researchers have found compelling evidence of our ancestors in Europe.
Tracks left by an ancient human ancestor in what is now Crete could be much older than previously believed.
Scientists have painstakingly recreated the faces of two of our earliest ancestors dating back millions of years.
Dating back 2 million years, the skull belonged to an early human cousin called Paranthropus robustus.
War and conflict may have been an intrinsic part of the lives of our ancestors for over 100,000 years.
Palaeontologists have discovered what is thought to be the earliest known ancestor of the modern-day gibbon.
During the Bronze Age, our ancestors would sometimes turn the bones of their relatives into musical instruments.
Scientists have analyzed genetic material from a tooth of an ancient human ancestor that lived 800,000 years ago.
Scientists have identified a worm-like creature that thrived on our planet some 555 million years ago.
Scientists have identified the fossil skull of what is thought to be the earliest ancestor of modern chickens.
A new study has revealed that our ancestors mated with a mysterious unknown population of ancient humans.
One of our ancient ancestors held on for so long that it was still around when modern humans arrived on the scene.