Revelations in 2016 about tiny Hobbits, big-footed Homo erectus and other early humans brought us closer than ever.
Hobbits were established to NOT be human, we learned what killed off an ancient, giant ape, but we still don't know what caused the "Wow!" signal nor what happened to Malaysian Flight 370.
Native Americans, Inuit and some Siberians can handle the cold better, thanks to their ancient human ancestors.
Chemical signatures taken from prehistoric pottery yield the first known direct evidence for cooked vegetables and grains.
Neanderthals routinely visited a coastal cave site in northern France over the course of roughly 140,000 years.
Fossil footprints suggest that Lucy's ancient human species was polygynous, with groups of females mating with a single male.
Our primate ancestors all had penis bones, but now men don't. Monogamy may be one likely reason.
A long-held hunch, a watering hole named after a guy named Willie, and five new fossil animals are all part of the twisted tale that brings our ancestry back to what is now the land of bagpipes, kilts and haggis.
You started off your life with a tail, but now just have a tailbone. This is why that happened.
The human family tree really was a tree for quite a while in our history, as new research finds our ancestor "Lucy" was quite a swinger.