In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. But why wasn’t there a Native American explorer sailing in the opposite direction? Researchers have been trying to explain such cultural differences between groups for decades, but have they been barking up the wrong tree?
The Venus figurines were manufactured across Europe for tens of thousands of years during the stone age. How could ideas like this spread before mass movement, mass media and mass hysteria?
The weeks top stories in human evolution.
Researchers recently published data from a 45,000 year old human genome. It sheds a lot of light on human/neanderthal interbreeding and the human migration out of Africa.
It turns out that some cave art in Indonesia is some of the oldest in the world. This also makes it the only known example of non-European palaeolithic cave art. But what does it all mean?
Humans have used tools to conquer the world; but it didn’t look like our brains had actually evolved to be good at making them. New research sheds light on this weird contradiction
New research shows chimps are learning from one another. This terrifies me.
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.