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.
Nowadays us humans are the only surviving members of the hominin family. However, roll the clock back a mere 50,000 years and the world looks a lot different. In Europe, the Neanderthals flourished. The Denisovans were occupying a cave in Siberia. And we humans were
More than half a million Americans break their wrist every year. It’s one of the most common fractures out there, accounting for 25% of the broken bones in kids. What makes it so vulnerable? Something we’ve all probably done. As you fall you stretch out
Evidence has been found that links socialising to evolutionary success, potentially explaining why our species got big brains.
Homo naledi might have performed the worlds oldest burial. Or they might not. The debate is ongoing, but new finds show that burial can’t be ruled out yet
In their efforts to criticise the evolutionary origins of fire use, intelligent designists have misrepresented the views of both palaeoanthropologists and other intelligent designists.
The first stone tools seem to have been invented whilst our ancestors were cracking nuts. However, the ability to crack nuts wasn’t enough to allow us to make these tools. We had to have had additional abilities.
Although there’s some evidence for an ancient origin of monogamy, the jury is still out. But we can say is that our co-operative breeding was important; particularly having kids help raise their siblings.