The World Was a Much More Interesting Place Not That Long Ago: Best Paleoanthropology of 2018

Everything you thought you knew about human evolution is wrong. I’m kidding of course, but this is often the impression given by news headlines. While this is far from the truth (scientists have made huge leaps in understanding human origins in...

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Best Paleoanthropology of 2018 So Far

It's hard to believe it's already August. The year has sped by at an unprecedented rate, so much so that I missed the halfway point of the year (by a couple of months--oops). But, I've decided I need to do a roundup of my favorite finds this year anyway, there's too...

Nightfall in the Hobbit Cave

“This is what Homo floresiensis must have felt like,” a paleoanthropologist mused through the darkness. It is almost 8pm on a Thursday and I am sitting on the floor of the cave known as Liang Bua. Other researchers stand only a meter from me, but I cannot see them, my...