It's possible that low oxygen levels in caves produced hallucinations – but that doesn't explain the majority of prehistoric art.
The ancestors of modern-day people living on Southeast Asian islands likely interbred with a prehistoric species called Denisovans - raising the possibility of fresh and intriguing fossil discoveries.
Archaeological discoveries in a jungle cave in central Indonesia suggest humans arrived there 18,000 years ago and decided to stay a while, hunting in the jungle and building canoes.
During the transitional period between the Pleistocene and Holocene epoch, the Earth's temperature underwent massive change, forcing prehistoric humans in Indonesia to change their diet.
Scientists have worked out a new way to scan beneath the ground for footprints – and it's revealing traces of an ancient world.
Ancient farmers ensured their children were fed and entertained in a similar way to modern parents.
Environmental change can be a slow creep towards disaster for species. We studied how prehistoric humans coped to help make sense of the future using video game technology.
DNA found in chewing gum from 10,000 years ago is helping scientists learn about prehistoric humans.
Species-level identification of bone tools has been undertaken for the first time in southern Africa.
Figurative art may derive from Neanderthal hand prints and the hunter's keen eye for perceiving animals.
Prehistoric humans and their predecessors may have had a very different diet but their teeth suffered in similar ways to ours.