Homo sapiens

Do you know how many years ago did homo sapiens emerge?

Swedish and South African scientists managed to identify the genetic sequence of the remains of three hunter-gatherer individuals who lived between 2,300 and 1,800 years ago and four peasants who lived between 500 and 300 years ago

Sep 29, 2017, 16:34 PM IST
Humans arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier: Study

Humans arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier: Study

The dating of a cave site in West Sumatra in Indonesia, called Lida Ajer, provided researchers the first evidence for rainforest use of modern humans.

Aug 10, 2017, 12:50 PM IST
Humans arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier: Study

Humans arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier: Study

The dating of a cave site in West Sumatra in Indonesia, called Lida Ajer, provided researchers the first evidence for rainforest use of modern humans.

Aug 10, 2017, 12:50 PM IST
Competition over mammoth meat may have wiped out Neanderthals

Competition over mammoth meat may have wiped out Neanderthals

The first representatives of Homo sapiens colonised Europe around 43,000 years ago, replacing the Neanderthals there approximately 3,000 years later.

Aug 06, 2017, 19:07 PM IST
Discovered - Oldest known human species' fossils found in Morocco

Discovered - Oldest known human species' fossils found in Morocco

The institute said the remains of the Homo sapiens, which were found in a remote village called Jbel Irhoud, Morocco, date back to over 300,000 years ago, Xinhua reported.

Jun 08, 2017, 10:12 AM IST
Homo naledi likely lived alongside modern humans: Study

Homo naledi likely lived alongside modern humans: Study

A new research has revealed that the mysterious and newly discovered human species named Homo naledi, which was first announced just two years ago, likely lived alongside Homo sapiens or modern humans.

May 10, 2017, 00:46 AM IST
From primitive ancestor to modern Homo sapiens: Seaweed is the secret to our evolution?

From primitive ancestor to modern Homo sapiens: Seaweed is the secret to our evolution?

Seaweed – large marine algae, or macroalgae – is also rich in vitamin B12, iodine and poly-unsaturated fatty-acids which are essential for brain development.

Mar 02, 2017, 00:21 AM IST
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
High-protein diet to blame for Neanderthals' extinction?

High-protein diet to blame for Neanderthals' extinction?

The extinction of Neanderthals took place at the same time as the beginning of the demise of giant animals or "Megafauna" in Europe, the researchers pointed out. 

Mar 30, 2016, 21:07 PM IST

Here`s how diet helped us evolve

A new study has revealed how diet helped shape our evolution.

Mar 30, 2016, 15:57 PM IST
Mystery `hobbits` not humans like us: Study

Mystery `hobbits` not humans like us: Study

Diminutive humans that died out on an Indonesian island some 15,000 years ago were not Homo sapiens but a different species, according to a study published Monday that dives into a fierce anthropological debate.

Feb 16, 2016, 04:02 AM IST
Last common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals revealed in 3D

Last common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals revealed in 3D

The virtual 3D ancestral skull bears early hallmarks of both species.

Dec 18, 2015, 16:44 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
Humans may become cyborgs within 200 years: Professor

Humans may become cyborgs within 200 years: Professor

Humans may "upgrade" themselves to become cyborgs within the next 200 years, merging man and machine to potentially live forever, according to a Hebrew University professor.

May 26, 2015, 15:22 PM IST
How long can Earth's technological civilization last?

How long can Earth's technological civilization last?

A new study has provided a deeper insight into what could be the average lifetime of species like humans, who are extremely technologically advanced.

Nov 20, 2014, 12:56 PM IST

Neanderthals were not 'subspecies' of modern humans

 A new study has revealed that Neanderthals were not subspecies of modern humans rather they were a distinct species separate from Homo sapiens.

Nov 19, 2014, 11:26 AM IST

Learn why homo sapiens survived when others could not

Only we, the Homo sapiens, who lived side by side with Neanderthals and Denisovans of Siberia survived and a study offers fresh insights into what gave the modern man the advantage over other extinct humans.

Apr 23, 2014, 19:13 PM IST

Stone-tipped spears predate human existence by 85,000 yrs

The remains of the world`s oldest known stone-tipped throwing spears are so ancient that they actually predate the earliest known fossils for our species by 85,000 years.

Nov 14, 2013, 14:57 PM IST

1.8m-year-old skull suggests early man was single species

A well-preserved adult male skull, dating back to 1.8 million years ago, suggests that early man was a single species with individuals that could look quite different from each other.

Oct 18, 2013, 17:57 PM IST

Last Neanderthals and modern humans did not coexist in Iberia

An international study has questioned a theory, which held that the last Neanderthals persisted in southern Iberia at the same time that modern humans advanced in the northern part of the peninsula.

Feb 05, 2013, 11:47 AM IST