Archaeological discoveries are happening faster than ever before, helping refine the human story
This century has brought unexpected discoveries from Europe and Asia
Empathy is the secret ingredient that makes cooperation – and civilization – possible
Even initially uncooperative societies in which everyone judged each other based mostly on their own selfish perspectives, eventually discovered …
A Neanderthal tooth discovered in Serbia reveals human migration history
The Neanderthals were a group of ancient humans who lived in western Eurasia during the Pleistocene epoch
Big gods came after the rise of civilisations, not before, finds study using huge historical database
A massive database, named after Seshat, the Egyptian goddess of record keeping, is helping researchers
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Medical volunteers in rural Zambia: Learning from attitudes to angels and vampires
Presence of outsiders has often produced powerful anxieties. White medical doctors in central Africa were often identified as vampires, and …
COVID-19: Lack of funds in new normal may push some North American ethnic cultures into extinction
Museums and art venues turn to virtual tours to stay afloat but need tech overhaul
`It is perfectly possible that Homo genus evolved in Asia'
Bernard A Wood is University Professor of Human Origins at the Centre for Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, George Washington University, USA.…
Chimpanzees’ working memory is remarkably similar to our own
Chimpanzees are able to perform at a level comparable to seven-year-old children in a working memory task that requires them to constantly update …
Scientists solve genetic puzzle surrounding Mundas
Study says genetic makeup of Mundas is a result of interaction that happened 2,000-4,000 years ago between Indian Dravidian and …
When did humans first go to war?
Although the first modern Europeans may have been the first humans capable of organised warfare, we can’t say this behaviour was …
Ape-men of Flores: Gregory Forth talks about academia’s bias against testimonies of local people
Forth has concluded that a latter-day Homo floresiensis or another hominin, appears to be the best explanation for the Lio ape-man, and says he …
How a South African community’s request for its genetic data raises questions about ethical and equitable research
How to ensure an equitable balance of benefits between researchers and the community they study? There seems to be no easy answer.
Prehistoric human footprints reveal a rare snapshot of ancient human group behaviour
Centuries ago, a group of 20 prehistoric modern humans walked through a volcanic mudflow, still active in Tanzania. This is what a footprint trail&…
How much evidence is enough to declare a new species of human from a Philippines cave site?
There is no reason to expect human evolution to have been any different to the evolution of other animals
Why does racism prevail? Leading scholars apply their minds
Much of what we accomplished was the act of discussion itself. Significant insights emerged from honest discussions — process was …
Words are biotic
Is it a coincidence that areas of linguistic plurality are also areas of biodiversity?