How far back in time could you go and find a human with an essentially modern brain. Turns out the answer is surprisingly obvious
Humans have very little hair, compared to our close primate relatives. This obviously raises questions about why, when, and how humans evolved to be hairless. However, hair doesn’t fossilise because it isn’t made of bone. The resulting lack of information makes it difficult to come
Footprints reveal bands of Homo erectus trecked along the banks of a lake. They were likely hunting, and kept returning to the site for thousands of years.
Most cultures have a belief in a god (or gods), but only a few believing in a “law giving” god. However, whilst there are relatively few groups with a “king” deity they tend to be much larger than those without it. A few years ago researchers noticed
What’s coming up in 2016 about our past?
Charles Darwin’s voyage aboard the HMS Beagle was one of wonder and curiosity. These are some of ideas LEGO fosters. So why not pair the two? A reader recently pointed me in the direction of an excellent petition over on LEGO ideas to do that
The weeks top stories in human evolution.
This week in human evolution (4/8/14): Prehistoric violence in the Middle East, fossils with scoliosis & more
A summary of this weeks discoveries about human evolution (including research from before this week, as I have a backlog). Including the oldest evidence of violence in the Middle East, a fossil with scoliosis and much more
Earlier this year I wrote about how the large creationist organisations, like the Institute for Creation Research and Answers in Genesis, tend to present a distorted view of human fossils; downplaying the size and scope of the evidence for human evolution. The National Centre for Science Education (NCSE) –
Apes aren’t particularly good swimmers. In fact, no chimp has been reliably documented swimming. Until now that is