Wherever humans went, extinction often followed. New Zealand was no exception, where the giant moa was wiped out. But local populations still remember them.
A new hypothesis suggests that becoming hairless drove the evolution of our big brains, as it was forced to adapt to the new sensations of a naked body
For the first million years of the stone age, human culture remained unchanged. New research suggests that maybe it wasn’t really culture.
Over the past 4 million years our mouth changed a lot, but the speed and scope of this change has been unknown. New research sheds light on this mystery.
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Researchers have managed to reconstruct the Homo naledi brain from fossils, revealing it was surprisingly small yet shared many modern features with us.
Neanderthal cave art has been discovered in 3 caves across Spain. But why were they making it? New research claims to have the answer.
Here are the top 5 most interesting human evolution news stories from the past week. As voted on by you, the people.
A series of bones with a similar style has been found across Israel. Perhaps these represent ancient sigils people used to identify friend from foe.
When humans arrived in a region it was often bad news for local animals. However, the mammoth escaped our wrath. Were ancient people protecting the animals?