Tag: Hominin

Non-Modern Humans Were More Complex—and Artistic—Than We Thought

Alexandra Frankel , September 18th, 2018


Fossil and archaeological evidence suggests that our ancient relatives found innovative ways to make and share meaning.   A recent exhibit at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas,…


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Where Do We Come From?

Alexandra Frankel , September 18th, 2018


The idea that a single population was the ancestor of all living humans is neat and convenient, but it is not consistent with the data. The origin of…


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Picking a Bone with Evolutionary Essentialism

Alexandra Frankel , September 18th, 2018


There is more to our evolutionary history than a single origin in Africa. In the past year, at least four fossil finds have been billed as overturning the…


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Through Dappled Light

Alexandra Frankel , September 18th, 2018


Homo naledi hints at the wonders of what we have yet to learn about human evolution. A common teaching analogy in paleoanthropology is that of the drunk looking…


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Great Ape Haters

Alexandra Frankel , September 18th, 2018


 Isaiah Nengo on racist tweets, evolutionary misconceptions, and his ancient ape skull discovery. In a tweet from 2013, Roseanne Barr called former United Nations National Security Advisor Susan…


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