Attaching stone points to spears was a key moment in human evolution. A recent discovery suggests tips were first used on stone thrown spears 280,000 years ago; but there is even older evidence of stone tipped spears.
Shared DNA doesn’t necessarily mean we interbred with Neanderthals. Can we test if that actually happened?
Savannah chimps (who use spears to hunt bush babies) have been found taking refuge in caves during the hottest period of the year
Mrs Ples, a fossil human from South Africa, has been confirmed to be the oldest Australopithecine found
Chimps are evil; and have confirmed this yet again by figuring out how to use spears to hunt other primates
Neanderthals were our close cousins before they went extinct. The last common ancestor of our species was thought to be Homo heidelbergensis, but a new study casts doubt on this.
The social brain hypothesis is one of our best explanations for why our brain is so big. However, it hasn’t been tested against the fossil record. Until I did some research and the results are rather surprising….
A new skull from Dmanisi shows single species of human were actually more variable than we thought, forcing us to rethink how many different species there were.