Humans’ ability to control fire is among the most important technological advances in our evolutionary history. Research on Neanderthal cave sites in France is offering new insights on this old enigma.
Our often-ridiculed ancestors were capable of abstract thought. They deserve some respect.
A new study details how climate change directed early modern humans’ intricate dance among continents and pushes back their dispersal out of Africa to at least 100,000 years ago.
The discovery of the world’s oldest ground-edge ax in Australia exposes our faulty assumptions about race, place, and human evolution.
An intriguing new study adds cred to the theory that Lucy and her relatives spent some of their time in trees.
There are pros and cons to any relationship, but what are the risks and benefits of mating … with another species?