Two fossils have been found suffering from cancer, pushing back the earliest incidence of the disease in our ancestors to 2 million years ago.
Homo erectus was the first member of our family to leave Africa. But they only did so because climate change made the environment more habitable for them
Creationists try to break science so they get to be included, but in the process they have to accept silly ideas. Like aliens being demons.
Humans have very little hair, compared to our close primate relatives. This obviously raises questions about why, when, and how humans evolved to be hairless. However, hair doesn’t fossilise because it isn’t made of bone. The resulting lack of information makes it difficult to come
Fire indicates humans arrived on Flores around the time the hobbits went extinct. Does that mean we’re to blame for their disappearance? Probably not
In the depths of Bruniquel Cave, France, lie an enigmatic series of circles. They are made from stalagmites, on which a residue accumulated since they were placed. Radiometric dating this coating revealed these circles predated the arrival of modern humans in France. Clearly, Neanderthals must
DNA from modern humans who died out reveal there was more interbreeding with Neanderthals than expected. These extinct lineages had extra liaisons with them
Footprints reveal bands of Homo erectus trecked along the banks of a lake. They were likely hunting, and kept returning to the site for thousands of years.
Neanderthals hunting strategy was complex. They killed entire herds by starting a stampeded and driving them into traps. Humans used similar strategies.
A new analysis of Homo naledi revealed the species may be much younger than anticipated. Whilst the results aren’t conclusive, they are interesting