Australopithecus sediba shares many features with humans and apes. New research suggests this might just be because the fossils found are immature.
When people object to evolution they typically do so in a handful of ways, like the classic “why are there still monkeys?” An argument so common that the great “take that Darwin” twitter account always manages to find a dozen or so examples every day.
The largest review of chimp anatomy has revealed their musculature is surprisingly similar to ours. Thus, they could be good models for our ancestors
Most stone age art comes from Europe. However, several discoveries from Asia are changing this. Yet this new art is strangely similar to European finds
Another week, another set of fun facts about human evolution
A raven’s leg bone has been found at a Neanderthal site in Crimea with a series of regular notches. Kind of like a calendar, perhaps. Or maybe not.
Prehistoric cannibalism was a surprisingly common behaviour. But why did our ancestors do it? New research suggests it wasn’t because they were hungry.
Our family was using pigments before they made cave art. What could they have been doing? Some think it they were using them as makeup.
People with a lot of local knowledge also have better health as they can use local plants as medicine https://t.co/bujE7Zfrim pic.twitter.com/llG05Rr9g9 — Adam Benton (@EvoAnth) April 26, 2017 Meanwhile some Neanderthals in Spain were pure vegetarians. https://t.co/f11em7uM9h pic.twitter.com/DkJHFEyogP — Adam Benton (@EvoAnth) April 29, 2017
The hips have many adaptations to help us walk upright. New research has found yet another way in which our pelvis aids our walking.