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?
The invention of fire has been narrowed down through thorough analysis of Koobi Fora, in Africa, now confirmed to be one of the oldest hearths
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
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.
The first Europeans migrated into the continent ~1.2 million years ago. Damage to their teeth indicates they used toothpicks to keep them clean.
Humans are really bad for the environment. But just how long we’ve been bad for it can be surprising. As far back as 50,000 years ago, humans arriving in a region has been linked with a lot of the local animals going extinct. However, human
Researchers found chimps which use more noises to communicate have a larger social network, suggesting the origin of language might be to help us socialise.