A primatological perspective on human cultural origins

When did cumulative culture evolve in our lineage? This paper discusses how the field of experimental primate archaeology has contributed to this question by describing several stone-tool experiments conducted with great apes.

grups sanguinis

An ancient mystery

We share blood groups A, B and O with other hominids, but only blood groups A and O with chimpanzees and group B with gorillas.

Andreas Wagner

Interview with Andreas Wagner

We talk to evolutionary biologist Andreas Wagner, a reference in the study of evolutionary innovations.

Marylène Patou-Mathis

Interview with Marylène Patou-Mathis

In her latest book, L'homme préhistorique est aussi une femme, the prehistorian Marylène Patou-Mathis delved right into the clichés and stereotypes about prehistoric women.


The science of transhumanism

Scientific advances have, for the first time, presented plausible genetic interventions for the directed evolution of humans.

Issue 111

Transhumanism is the focus of the new issue of Mètode

What will future humans look like? The monograph reflects on the science that will allow us to pose new challenges in our evolution.


The evolution of storytellers

Oral storytelling may have had evolutionary benefits at both the individual and group levels, and may have conferred evolutionary advantages.


A picture of Lamarck

In Lamarck's revolutionary work, only his failed attempt to elaborate a coherent theory of the evolutionary process has remained in popular teaching.


Struck the air

For there to be sound, there must be a vibrating source, a transmitting medium that propagates the vibration at a certain speed, and a receiver that is set into vibration when the wave arrives.


We are a ‘trencadís’

We have all inherited DNA sequences from forgotten ancient ancestors