The classic ascent of man shows our ancestors used to knuckle-walk before they became bipedal. But is this popular image close to reality?
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.
How social were prehistoric humans? Neanderthals seem to have remained isolated, but humans were different. We got to know their neighbours
Studying the day to day life of Neanderthals is difficult because we don’t have high-resolution data. But careful soot analysis changes that!
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?
Young primates are often bipedal as they learn to move like a grownup. This shows just how flexible locomotion can be, and how easy it might be to switch.
Chimps seem to learn from each other, producing a unique culture in each group. New research challenges this, saying behaviours is just invented each time.
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
Many scientists get evolution wrong in their research, falsely describing animals as advancing along some sort of ladder of progress.