Ancestors of modern humans began art 540,000 yrs ago

 The ancient ancestor of modern humans carved world's oldest abstract art on a mollusk shell with a shark tooth around 540,000 yrs ago, it has been revealed.

Making stone tools helped shape human hands

The way our hands look today has been shaped by our behaviour over millions of years, say scientists.

Demise of elephants led to rise of modern man

The disappearance of elephants 400,000 years ago led to the appearance of modern humans in the Middle East.

Evidence of diet differences between Homo erectus

The researchers examined the dental microwear of teeth from several specimens of Homo habilis found at Olduvai Gorge between 1995 and 2007 excavated by a team from Rutgers University led by Robert J. Blumenschine.