Archaeology reveals that Neanderthals living in a Greek cave went to great length to keep their cave clean. They burned refuse in their fires and scraped rubbish away from where they were living.
Stone age cave art may have been discovered on Crete, which is quite the achievement because humans likely didn’t arrive on Crete until thousands of years after the end of the Palaeolithic.
There are many differences between us and other apes. One is our love for eating meat. But just how old is that love? Which of our ancestors was the first meat eater?
Humans and wolves lived side by side for millennia before we turned them into dogs. So what changed? Why were dogs domesticated after co-existing for so long?
Fire seems like a fairly necessary skill to survive the ice age, but Neanderthals actually made less fire as the climate worsened. This has led some to conclude that they couldn’t actually start their own.
Neanderthals often ate meat, but one group from Spain didn’t follow tradition. Scientists have discovered the first population of vegetarian Neanderthals.
Learning from each other is a key part of human success. Language helps with teaching now, but was it enough of a force in the past to influence evolution?
Damage to bones indicates our ancestors were eating meat more than 3 mya. However, it turns out crocodiles can cause similar damage, challenging this
New research on prehistoric cave art sites has shown the artists sought out areas with specific acoustic properties, perhaps linked to music in these caves
Research suggests chimps can independently invent all the key aspects of their culture without learning from other chimps.