The new discovery lends weight to the theory that the hominins first evolved in Europe before migrating to Africa 7–9 million years ago.
The bones of an early human, unknown to science, who lived in the Levant at least until 130,000 years ago, were discovered in Israel. The researchers think that fossils represent a new population, now identified for the first time.
Researchers have discovered a remarkably complete 3.8-million-year-old cranium of Australopithecus anamensis at Woranso-Mille in Ethiopia. Due to its rare state, the researchers identified never-before-seen facial features in the species.
An international team of researchers have uncovered the remains of a new species of human in the Philippines. The new species, Homo luzonensis is named after Luzon Island, were more than 50,000 year old fossils were found.
A 9.7-million-year-old discovery has left a team of German scientists scratching their heads. The teeth seem to belong to a species only known to have appeared in Africa several million years later.