New hominid discovered living alongside Lucy

A new type of hominid foot bone has been discovered in the Afar region of Ethiopia, showing that 'Lucy', the famous early human ancestor, had company.

Discovery of tooth challenges 'out of Africa' theory

Great apes survived in Europe for two million years longer than previously thought, study of a tooth has revealed.

Well-preserved fossils could be earliest human ancestor

Researchers say they've discovered a 'missing link' - a hominid 1.8 million years old that may be our oldest direct human ancestor yet found.

New human species discovered

You wait ages for a new human species, and then two come along at once. Hard on the heels of the discovery of a new type of hominin in Siberia, an international team says it's found the closest yet type of australopithecine to modern humans.