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It really IS a dog-eat-dog world! Modern mammal ancestors were not held back by the dinosaurs — but by OTHER early mammals, study finds When the dinosaurs went extinct 66 million years ago, mammals prospered These...

Unravelling the mystery of how humans began walking upright: Analysis of hominin Ardi’s hand suggests our ancient ancestors were ‘swinging from trees like chimps’ until at least 4.4 million...

Early human ancestors were using fire to make tools 300,000 years ago, flint blades unearthed in an Israeli cave reveal Researchers studied once-heated flint tools from the Qesem cave near Tel Aviv Different...

Archeologists identify 14,000-year-old Siberian ancestor of early inhabitants of North America, the oldest known genetic link between the two regions ever documented Archeologists in Lake Baikal, Siberia...

Recent human ancestors may have spent a lot of time climbing trees, fossilised leg bones suggest Scientists studied the structure of leg bones from two fossilised species  The more ancient species had...

All Fred Dowling has to prove who he is are stories and an old photograph. The photograph is of a woman he says is his grandmother. Her hair is dark, her eyes deep-set. She is wearing a Victorian-era lace...

Our ancestors swapped pieces of ostrich eggshell jewellery 30,000 years ago in the same way that we trade Facebook and Twitter likes, or friendship bracelets, experts claim Modern hunter-gatherers in...

Fragments of 75 million-year-old dinosaur eggshells found in Canada suggest ancestors of modern birds became warm blooded very early in their evolution The eggshell fragments were from Alberta, Canada...

Human ancestors evolved in a much more diverse ecosystem than the present day, new study says Examined fossil record in eastern Africa dating back 7 million years The ecosystem before humans evolved supported...

Ancestors of modern humans had sex with at least FIVE different archaic human species as they headed out of Africa Ancestors of modern humans interbred with five different archaic human groups Two of...

Early human ancestors started to get FAT almost 12.5 million years ago Early human ancestors started to get FAT almost 12.5 million years ago: Advanced tooth decay in ancient teeth reveals weight gain,...