A multinational team of researchers has found evidence of human habitation in South Africa’s Wonderwerk Cave stretching back in time to nearly 2 million years ago—perhaps the earliest known habitation of a cave by humans—offering a timeline of the evolution of stone tools, the use of fire, and even theread more

High atop the Tibetan Plateau, a Buddhist monk ventured to Baishiya Karst Cave, a sacred Buddhist sanctuary, to pray and meditate. During his sojourn there, the monk, whose name has since been lost to the passage of time, found a portion of a fossilized jawbone, yet another “holy bone” thatread more

Paleontologists have announced the discovery of yet another new species of ancient human, one that lived in the Philippines between 50,000 and 67,000 years ago. Much like the ‘Hobbit’ species known as Flores Man that was found in Indonesia in 2004, this new species was also small in stature, andread more