Only ~10% of Homo sapiens are left-handed. This is true in both modern populations and fossils. The dominant hand of more than 50 European fossils has been identified. 47 are right-handed (92%). This stands in stark contrast to our chimpanzee cousins; for whom hand preference is closer
People have evolved to flourish in social groups. As a result of this social isolation is bad for us, increasing some health risk factors more than smoking
Glaciers covered much of Europe around 20,000 years ago. But that was their peak, called the Last Glacial Maximum. After that, they began retreating and Europe began warming. Humans exploited this change, spreading north into places previously covered by ice. It seemed that things were
Prehistoric artists in Altamira used their rubbish to help make cave art, recycling discarded shells into a key tool for making the art.
The human brain is linked to everything that makes us unique. So was its evolution also be special? New research reveals it wasn’t that unusual
Research reveals that evolution has been influencing people recently. It’s driven them to spend less time being educated. However, culture counteracted it
Experiments on different orangutan species has revealed that the more socialising a species does the smarter they’ve evolved. Could there be a link?
Human romantic relationships are often described as “serial”. That is, they happen one after the other. Just like lights in the serial (or series) circuit, you may have learned about in school. Like in serial relationships, damage to one of these lights in a series
Human history goes back almost 10,000 years. Which might seem like a long time, but it’s nothing compared to our prehistory. That stretches back to the earliest known modern human, who lived ~195,000 years ago. We are an ancient species. So ancient that creationists seem
New research claims to have found many fractures in Lucy’s bones, indicating she died in a fall. However, the evidence leaves a lot to be desired.