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Neandertal Post-Mortem Modification

A study published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology has for the first time analysed the fragments of three … Continue reading ?

One of Lucy’s Vertebrae is a Baboon’s?

Well this is kind of embarrassing but inconsequential… Gary Sawyer and Mike Smith at the AMNH began a reconstruction of … Continue reading ?

Two Ancient Human Fossils from Tam Pa Ling, Laos

A human skull found in 2009 and a jaw discovered in late 2010 from cave site known as Tam Pa … Continue reading ?

Embedded Skull In Altamura Cave, Italy Yields Oldest Neandertal DNA Sample

A nearly complete fossilized Neandertal skeleton accidentally found in 1993 in a cave near Altamura, Italy is about 128,000 to … Continue reading ?

500,000-Year-Old Tools Still Contain Traces Of Animal Fat

The discovery of a 500,000 year old flint biface hand axe and a scraper at Revadim, in southern Israel, with … Continue reading ?

130,000 Year Old Eagle Claw Jewelry From Krapina Neandertals

Krapina Neandertals may have manipulated white-tailed eagle talons to make jewelry 130,000 years ago, before the appearance of modern human … Continue reading ?

The genus Homo is older than thought…

A 2.8-million-year-old mandible with five teeth discovered atop a hill in Ledi-Geraru, Ethiopia was published today in the journal Science. … Continue reading ?

Penghu 1 – A New East Asian Fossil Hominid

Penghu 1 is a mandible with an interesting discovery; Taiwanese fishermen dredged up the jawbone off the coast of Penghu … Continue reading ?

Mapping Ötzi’s Tattoos

All 62 of Ötzi’s tattoos have been mapped. They are mostly located over joint spaces and are thought to play … Continue reading ?

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 ?

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