The most complete Paranthropus boisei skeleton found reveals that this species was larger than believed, on par with Homo erectus. What’s more it was strong and bulky; and may well have climbed trees
Human language is unique, so what did it evolve from? Some researchers believe it might have its roots in laughter.
The oldest evidence of our ancestors eating meat is 2.6 million years old. But could there be even older evidence out there?
Studies of 7,000 year old endocasts have revealed that whilst our brain as a whole has been shrinking our frontal lobe – the bit of the brain linked to language – has actually been increasing in size
A skull discovered last year at Dmanisi seemed to show that there were less species in the human family than we once thought. However, a new analysis of its jaw suggests that there may actually have been two species at the site after all.
Creationists present distorted view of human evolution
Eastern chimps have different cultures and are philopatric, so looking for the last male common ancestor (known as Y-Chromosomal Adam) can tell us how long it has been since their cultures arose.
“Man the hunter” is a common view of how hunter-gatherers obtain their food. However, a prehistoric engraving shows a woman along on a hunt too. Could it be that men being the primary hunters is a recent phenomenon.