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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 »

A New Twist in the Neandertal Lineage

Just in from Atapuerca, northern Spain: mitochondrial DNA has been retrieved from the bones of Homo heidelbergensis. The Sima de … Continue reading »

HSV-1 Phylogenetics As A Model for Human Migrations

This has been done before using H. pylori as a model, but it is remarkable nonetheless to see how innovative … Continue reading »

D4500 & D2600, A Complete Skull from Dmanisi, Georgia

A complete 1.8 million year old skull found from Dmanisi, Georgia could be evidence that early hominids are actually all … Continue reading »

The Role Of Climate On African Stone Age Technology

Nature Communications published an article in May, 2013 that just now caught my eye. The paper’s title, “Development of Middle … Continue reading »

Light Warlpiri, A Newly Discovered Australian Mixed Language

Linguist Carmel O’Shannessy wrote to the journal Language of a newly discovered language, Light Warlpiri. Her correspondence, “The role of … Continue reading »

Simulating The Social Brain Hypothesis

An Oxford University team of two led by Tamás Dávid-Barrett published an open access paper in the Proceedings of the … Continue reading »

What’s Wrong With Anthropology?

In December, I linked up Ann Gibbons’ article in Science about anthropology’s poor reception in the scientific community. I forgot … Continue reading »

Chactún – A Newly Discovered Mayan City

Last Friday, Ivan Sprajc led a group of researchers to a site in Campeche, a province in the western Yucatán peninsula, … Continue reading »

A 120,000 Year Old Neandertal from Krapina who had Fibrous Dysplasia

The internets are buzzing about the news of the earliest known bone tumor on record, predating others by more than 100,000 … Continue reading »

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