Tag: paleoanthropology

Where Have All the Denisovans Gone?

Daniel Salas , August 13th, 2019


[no-caption] Marcel Hirshegger/SAPIENS The Denisovans have long been one of the most elusive ancient human cousins, until now. In May 2019, scientists revealed the first fossil evidence o…


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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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Humanity’s Story Has No End of Surprising Twists

Michelle Langley , March 15th, 2018


Indigenous Australians created elaborate rock art, as shown here in Arnhem Land. P. Taçon This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished under Creative…


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Who First Buried the Dead?

Paige Madison , February 16th, 2018


The skeleton on the left is “Lucy,” an Australopithecus afarensis that is 3.2 million years old. The one on the right is a Homo naledi called “Neo,” which…


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Anthropology’s Top Findings of 2017

Aaron Brooks , December 21st, 2017


“Fossil scout” Pedro Boshoff inside the Rising Star cave system in South Africa, where Homo naledi fossils were found. Wits University This year’s anthropological findings brought us fasc…


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Dating your Ancestors is Complicated: The Strange Case of Homo Naledi

Gamwell , April 26th, 2017


Photo: John Hawks. Homo naledi has much in common with early forms of the genus Homo On this episode, Adam and Ryan dive into the complexities of our…


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Dating your Ancestors is Complicated: The Strange Case of Homo Naledi

Gamwell , April 26th, 2017


Photo: John Hawks. Homo naledi has much in common with early forms of the genus Homo On this episode, Adam and Ryan dive into the complexities of our…


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anthro in the news 6/8/15

anthropologyworks , June 7th, 2015


Porn-driven female genital esthetics The Globe and Mail reported on growing industry in women’s genital esthetics, illustrating its point with some details about genital-area waxing and skin t…


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