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 controversial new book claims that the hobbit-like Homo floresiensis may not have actually gone extinct.
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.
Scientists have analyzed genetic material from a tooth of an ancient human ancestor that lived 800,000 years ago.
For the first time ever, South Africa's oldest known hominid skeleton has been unveiled to the public.
Palaeontologists have discovered the skull of what is thought to be mankind's earliest known ancestor.
Known as Saccorhytus, this tiny creature is the earliest known step on the evolutionary path of mankind.
Several sets of footprints left by an ancient human ancestor have been found at the site of a new museum.
Dominant hand preference appears to date back to a time long before modern humans arrived on the scene.
Scientists believe that an early human ancestor discovered 40 years ago died after falling out of a tree.
Scientists have found evidence that a prehistoric species of human was still alive relatively recently.
A treasure trove of bones has been found inside a hidden chamber within a cave near Johannesburg.
Anthropologists have unearthed the fossil remains of a human ancestor dating back 3.2 million years.
The discovery has pushed back the emergence of the earliest humans by up to 400,000 years.
The controversial theory that humans evolved from amphibious apes has been gaining new support.
The two-million-year-old fossil remains of an ancient human ancestor have been uncovered in South Africa.
The fossilised bones from a 3.4 million-year-old human ancestor have been found in Africa.