Learning from each other is a key part of human success. Language helps with teaching now, but was it enough of a force in the past to influence evolution?
Damage to bones indicates our ancestors were eating meat more than 3 mya. However, it turns out crocodiles can cause similar damage, challenging this
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
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.
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?
Cannibal Neanderthals were common but a group in Belgium went one step further. Not only did they eat their kin, they used them to make tools too
Fire can keep us nice and warm but it’s also bright, noisy, and needs attention. So on balance, does it help us sleep or keep us awake?
Macaques have had their environment changed by humans.But they’ve adapted to their new surroundings, inventing new tools to better exploit the environment
The classic image of our ancestors is living in a stone age cave. But what was it really like in the underground homes of hominins?