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…
A new study claims to have finally settled the debate on what Homo floresiensis (also called the hobbit) was: it was a human with Down syndrome. However, I think this research suffers from a pretty major flaw
Fossils suggest cancer might have been affecting humans 1.5 million years ago; but there is some debate. Just how old is cancer?
“Man the hunter” is a common view of how hunter-gatherers obtain their food. However, a prehistoric engraving shows a woman along on a hunt too. Could it be that men being the primary hunters is a recent phenomenon.
Dogs were one of the earliest animals to be domesticated, resulting in changes to their behaviour. But it also seems to have changed their appearance too.
A SNP has been identified that is linked with a larger hippocampus
How to identify the skulls of your ancestors, part 2