The weeks top stories in human evolution.
New research suggests that the climate forced humans to become more flexible, which in turn allowed them to migrate out of Africa.
A reader asks “what did prehistoric people wear”. I answer
Last month some researchers claimed the hobbit was actually a human with Down syndrome. Turns out there’s actually a fair bit of controversy surrounding the publication of this paper.
Creationists argue Taung child – arguably the most important human fossil ever – has been debunked as a human ancestor. The scandal!
We often think of chimps as a bit dim, yet there are some tasks in which they prove our intellectual superior. Researchers have found one where not only do they beat humans but give computers a run for their money.
No preamble this week; we’re straight down to business with this weeks biggest discoveries about our ancestors. Does everyone remember Atapuerca? No? Click here. Finished clicking? Good, so now you know there appears to have been a second wave of migration (possibly the ancestors of Neanderthals) characterized by the appearance of new stone tools. Except…
For most of our history humans appear to have lived in egalitarian groups, without a leader commanding obedience. However, at some point in the last 15,000 years many cultures underwent a social change; developing an organised, hierarchical leadership. Given the current state of politics; many of you may be jokingly asking why they made such…