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The Dawn of Everything by David Graeber and David Wengrow review – inequality is not the price of civilisation
An archaeologist and an anthropologist dismantle received wisdom about the way early societies operated

David Priestland

23, Oct, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Ivory poaching has led to evolution of tuskless elephants, study finds
Researchers say findings in Mozambique demonstrate impact of human interference in nature

Robyn Vinter

21, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow review – have we got our ancestors wrong?
This imaginative attempt to reconfigure humanity’s roots contends that early people were free to shape their own lives

Andrew Anthony

18, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Capsule of 1765 air reveals ancient histories hidden under Antarctic ice
Polar Zero exhibition in Glasgow features sculpture encasing air extracted from start of Industrial Revolution

Libby Brooks Scotland corrrespondent

10, Oct, 2021 @1:24 PM

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Scientists discover Welsh ‘dragon’ dinosaur – the size of a chicken
Pendraig milnerae was related to T rex and likely to have been apex predator despite its size, say experts

Steven Morris

05, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Fossilised ‘hell heron’ dinosaur unearthed on Isle of Wight
Discovery along with another species enhances island’s reputation as Europe’s best place to find dinosaurs

Hannah Devlin

29, Sep, 2021 @4:07 PM

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Gibraltar cave chamber discovery could shed light on Neanderthals’ culture
Researchers find space in Gorham’s Cave complex that has been closed off for at least 40,000 years

Sam Jones in Madrid

28, Sep, 2021 @4:00 AM

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How ancient footprints shed light on America’s first teenagers | Robin McKie
Adolescents always liked hanging out together, as new evidence of human activity from more than 20,000 years ago reveals

Robin McKie

26, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century review – self-help laced with pseudoscience
Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein attempt to show how human nature is at odds with modern society, but their science, and style, grates

Stuart Ritchie

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Human footprints thought to be oldest in North America discovered
Ancient tracks found in New Mexico are believed to be between 21,000 and 23,000 years old, study says

Gloria Oladipo

23, Sep, 2021 @9:17 PM

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Dinosaur fossil with ‘totally weird’ spikes in skeleton stuns experts
Extraordinary ankylosaur remains dating back 168m years a first for Africa

Ian Sample Science editor

23, Sep, 2021 @4:21 PM

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Two-legged dinosaurs may have swung tails to run faster, say scientists
A computer simulation could help us better understand the evolution of movement in animals

Linda Geddes

22, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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