However you want to look at it, our brain is kind of a big deal. From language to learning, it’s probably our greatest attribute. Unfortunately, all of this awesomeness comes at a hefty price. Although it only makes up 2% of our body weight, it
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!
Early in 2017 evidence of 130,000 year old Americans was found. This is more than 100,00 years older than the first Americans should be. So is it right?
Young primates are often bipedal as they learn to move like a grownup. This shows just how flexible locomotion can be, and how easy it might be to switch.