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430,000 Year Old Shell Engravings By Homo Erectus from Trinil, Java

The engraved shell pictured come from a freshwater mussel species that were collected in the 1890s by the Dutch paleontologist Eugène … Continue reading ?

Kostenki 14 – A 36,000 Year Old European

Just what makes a European? European genetic ancestry used to seem straightforward and in general is now understood as an admixture … Continue reading ?

The Story of Place

The Story of Place is a short film about the unprotected territory of the Greater Canyonlands. This film follows Craig … Continue reading ?

Anthropology Deciphers the Ebola Crisis

To the world outside that of the victims, The Ebola crisis is one of hazmat suits and anonymous bodies. However, … Continue reading ?

The Lives Behind Plant Documents

In the county of Uasin Gishu, Kenya, a recent article in Ethnobotany Research and Applications, local plants have many uses … Continue reading ?

39,000 Year Old Cave Art from Sulawesi, Indonesia

This hand stencil was discovered in one of the caves of the Maros region of the island, Sulawesi in the … Continue reading ?

Marie’s Dictionary

This short documentary tells the story of Marie Wilcox, the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language and the dictionary … Continue reading ?

Lions, and Tigers, and Mushrooms?

In a new article from the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnopharmacology, researchers in Chihuahua, Mexico discuss the selective use of … Continue reading ?

40,000 Year Old Neanderthal #Hashtag Engravings from Gorham’s Cave in Gibraltar

Joaquín Rodríguez-Vidal and his colleagues have found a 40,000 year old pattern scratched in into the floor of a cave … Continue reading ?

Lagunita and Tamchén, Two Newly Discovered Mayan Sites

Two large Maya sites in the Yucatana have been (re) discovered by Ivan Šprajc from the Research Centre of the … Continue reading ?

Human Fossil Databases & Data Theft

Hominid fossil databases are a very difficult undertaking to curate and create. One of my colleagues, Dr. Henry Gilbert created … Continue reading ?

Why Do Young Earth Creationists Only Know Of Lucy?

Adam Benton from EvoAnth has published an interesting paper where he tries to understand why Young Earth Creationists are consistently … Continue reading ?

Integrating Health

When dealing with the term “medicine,” there is no single definition, static through space and time.  Many of the world’s … Continue reading ?

Oldest Hominin Footprints Found Outside of Africa

The Laetoli hominin footprints have finally met their match. A group of footprints dating between 850,000 and 950,000 years ago … Continue reading »

Bill Nye takes on Young Earth Creationism

Yesterday, young earth creationist Ken Ham hosted household name Bill Nye at the Creation Museum to “debate” evolution. See the … Continue reading »

News on South Africa’s Hominins: Berger’s Rising Star Expedition

This November, a team funded by National Geographic and led by Lee Berger of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg … Continue reading »

Ramidus Returns

Ardipithecus ramidus (Ardi) is back. In 2009, the skeleton discovered by Tim White’s team in the mid-90s was published in … Continue reading »

A Higher Than Average Risk Of Diabetes Among Mexicans Linked To Neandertal Introgression

Why do some populations have increased incidences of chronic disease? Why do blacks have hypertension more than whites? Why does … Continue reading »

A Fourth Unknown Early Human Lineage?

A couple of days ago, Nature published a comparison of the genome of a 50,000-year-old Neandertal woman with those of … Continue reading »

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