Chasing Hobbits: A Year in Indonesia

I remember when I first learned about the crazy, contentious new species of human relative Homo floresiensis. I was a little late—when the little “hobbit” was announced in 2004 I was only in high school, just barely beginning to understand the...

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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...