The human lineage evolved in Africa until ~1.8 million years ago when Homo erectus strode forth into the rest of the world. H. erectus was the first hominin to have the basic modern […]
Tool use is one of humanity’s greatest strengths. Conventional wisdom says it developed ~2.6 million years ago but some bones with cutmarks may be even older than that.
Chimps utilise a wide range of tools but they are all made of natural materials which decay. They cleverly alter twigs to turn them into termite fishing sticks, then (surprise […]