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
Humans spend 20% of their energy budget on their brain. However, whilst we might be an expensive ape, other primates have costlier brains.
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
Neanderthals closely related to those we mated with have been discovered. Studying their genome has revealed Neanderthal genes in ours we didn’t know about
The classic ascent of man shows our ancestors used to knuckle-walk before they became bipedal. But is this popular image close to reality?
Research suggests chimps can independently invent all the key aspects of their culture without learning from other chimps.
Each human fossil tells a story about human evolution. But also a story about their lives. And that story can also be spooky, perfect for Halloween.
How social were prehistoric humans? Neanderthals seem to have remained isolated, but humans were different. We got to know their neighbours
Studying the day to day life of Neanderthals is difficult because we don’t have high-resolution data. But careful soot analysis changes that!