Scientists looking over a museum collection stumbled across the first ever piece of art made by a pre-human species.
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?
Archaeologists have found an engraved rock that appears to be a map of the surrounding landscape
We thought Neanderthal technology didn’t really increase in complexity over time. But a new way of measuring technological complexity suggests it did after all.
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.
Humans are adept hunters, but when did we develop this ability?
Just what is the earliest example of art produced by our family? Cave art, shell beads, figurines; or perhaps something much more ancient.