Tanzania offers insight into earliest humans

Archaeologists have uncovered a continuous record of some of the earliest human populations in Africa. 

Majority of human diversity occurred in 'recent' times

A study published in Nature this week, has found that the majority of human genetic variation occurred in the past 5000 to 10,000 years, relatively recently in evolutionary terms. 

Khoe-San people first to split from other humans

The click-speaking Khoe-San people of southern Africa split from the rest of humanity 100,000 years ago, a genomic analysis has revealed.

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.