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.
Homo naledi has a strange arm that combines tree-climbing and tool-using traits. What can explain this dilemma when no tools have been found with them?
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A bunch of new information about Homo naledi has been published, including the discovery of a new juvenile. Plus a bunch of other info on their skull.
A reader asks what I think the best evidence for evolution is. I reply and much fun is had by everyone involved, since the evidence is pretty neat.
As humans moved out of Africa they had to evolve to deal with the cold. And they did. But how necessary were these adaptations to survive in the cold?
Another week, another selection of discoveries too short to make into articles but too fascinating to omit. Here is another dose of human evolution fun facts. Remember, you can get these as they’re hot off the press by following Filthy Monkey Men on Facebook or
Australopithecus sediba has an unusual forearm that suggests it was an adept tree swinger. That might not sound strange, but it is.