The hunt for a family that went missing in a rural California town ended in tragedy after their remains were found.
Skeletons found over a decade ago have now been revealed to have been Ashkenazi Jews who had fallen victims to an antisemitic incident.
The surprise find, which could be about 1.4 million years old, could also give vital clues to the evolution of the human face over the millennia.
The most ancient human species includes fossils that date to the time at which our lineage separated from the lineages leading to chimpanzees and bonobos.
DNA of ancient Argentinian mummies was extracted from a cement-like substance used by lice in the distant past to glue their eggs to human hair.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL AFFAIRS: Archaeologists find that the Holy Land’s 1.5 million-year-long human presence still has secrets to reveal.
Some 17 fragments of a mandible, a tooth and a piece of skull were the key to allow researchers to find out about the ‘Nesher Ramla Homo.’
The discovery of a new hominid species itself is incredible enough, but the story of Homo longi is especially unique due to the circumstances of its discovery.
The four men and three women, ranging in age from 30 to 52 years old, are each charged with one count of abusing of a corpse and two counts of misdemeanor child abuse
“We can now say with confidence that our human ancestors were making simple Oldowan stone tools inside the Wonderwerk Cave 1.8 million years ago."