Topic: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Our apelike forbears shared East Africa with lots of other hominid species, according to an analysis of fossils discovered in northern Kenya.
By analyzing teeth and carbon remains from isotopes from fossil specimen Australopithecus sediba, German scientists discovered early humanity chewed bark.
Bonobos are apes that are as closely related to humans as the chimp. But unlike chimpanzees and humans, bonobos resolve most conflicts with sex.
Genetic research shows her branch contributed to gene pool of today's Melanesians, who live on a broad arc of Pacific islands. X Woman is helping researchers grasp ancient migration patterns.
12/23/2010 05:18 pm
A new study concludes that humans mated with Neanderthals 50,000 to 80,000 years ago, leaving traces of the Neanderthal genome in some modern humans.
05/06/2010 09:56 pm
Column: Advances in DNA research enhance basic concepts of evolution.
02/18/2009 12:00 am
Column: Old bear genes may sound like a waste of time, but it’s a down payment on human research.
11/12/2008 12:00 am