Early human ancestors were cannibals: Study

Some early humans in England were cannibals who ate human flesh, gnawed on bones and split them to feast on the marrow inside, a new study has found.

1.9mn-yr-old fossils reveal greater diversity in early humans than previously thought

A new study of ancient fossils has revealed that species of early human ancestors differed throughout other parts of their skeletons and had distinct body forms.

Compassion predates intelligence in early humans

Early humans developed kindness, compassion and a sense of beauty long before the emergence of intelligence, a new study has claimed.

12-mn-year-old fossil may reveal when humans began to walk

A recently found fossil may make anthropologists rewrite the whole evolutionary history of how the early humans first began to walk upright on their two legs.

Ancestral diet was based on survival not health

If you plan to emulate the diet of plants and animals eaten by our ancestors, remember that it was focused on survival and had little to do with maintaining a balance, a new research suggests.

Turkey's oldest stone tool discovered

 Scientists have discovered the oldest recorded stone tool ever to be found in Turkey, providing a new insight into when and how early humans dispersed out of Africa and Asia.

Early humans' rock art originated in Africa not Europe

Analysing ancient rock art across South-east Asia, researchers have found that the art originated with our ancestors in Africa, not Europe as some claimed.

Early humans survived the last Ice Age: Study
Early humans survived the last Ice Age: Study

The genetic ancestry of the earliest Europeans survived the ferocious Ice Age that took hold after the continent was initially settled by modern people, a new study has found.

Neanderthals and early humans did not meet on the Iberian Peninsula

Scientists have said that a research that they are taking part in has revealed that Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not meet on the Iberian Peninsula.

Early humans looked after their nutrition and security

Researchers have claimed 300,000 years before the emergence of anatomically modern humans, prehistoric people chose to predominantly live on islands in the flood plains of major rivers.

Neanderthal `homes` were tidy and organised

Neanderthals, like modern humans, had separate areas in their shelters dedicated to various activities and household chores, according to a new study.

Early humans hunted giant prehistoric elephant for its meat

Early humans, who lived thousands of years before Neanderthals, were able to work together in groups to hunt and slaughter animals as large as the prehistoric elephant for their meat, scientists say.

Lost river helped lead early ancestors out of Africa

A climate model has suggested that the early humans may have left sub-Saharan Africa behind, by following a vast and fertile river system to the Mediterranean.

Early humans didn`t begin walking upright to see further on plains of Africa

A new study has challenged a long-held theory that our ancestors evolved to walk on two legs to help them see farther on Africa`s vast open grasslands.

Why early humans shed hair for naked skin

Hairless skin among humans first evolved as a way to keep cool.

Early humans subsisted on plants: Study

Our very early ancestors in central Africa subsisted on a diet of tropical grasses and sedges between three and 3.5 million years ago, says a new finding.

Early humans migrated from Africa through Arabia

A study on genetic diversity of Indian populations has helped scientists confirm that early humans first left Africa around 60-70,000 years ago by crossing into Arabia.

`Early humans crafted sharp weapons some 75,000 years ago`

Prehistoric humans were using a highly skilled method to craft sharp-edged stone tools 75,000 yrs ago.