Hominins

Neanderthals may have diseases carried out of Africa

Neanderthals may have diseases carried out of Africa

There is evidence that our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals and exchanged genes associated with disease.

Apr 11, 2016, 12:48 PM IST
Increase in body size didn't drive human evolution: Study

Increase in body size didn't drive human evolution: Study

Challenging prevalent theories, a new study suggests that the earliest members of the Homo genus (which includes our Homo sapiens species) may not have been larger than their ancestors in the hominin species.

Aug 04, 2015, 14:08 PM IST

Saharan 'carpet of tools' is earliest known man-made landscape

 A new intensive survey of the Messak Settafet escarpment, a massive outcrop of sandstone in the middle of the Saharan desert, has shown that stone tools occur "ubiquitously" across the entire landscape - averaging 75 million artefacts per square kilometre.

Mar 12, 2015, 18:00 PM IST

New technology can create mugshots using only DNA

Scientists have developed a new technology that can map accurate facial structures using racial, gender, and genetic markers using DNA.

Mar 24, 2014, 19:20 PM IST