Fossils, Cave Dirt, and Gold Dust: Best Paleoanthropology of the Decade

The future is never going to look quite like we imagined. We might envision flying saucers and colonies on Mars while experiencing smaller futuristic advances like cordless earphones. Although we aren’t all zipping around the solar system on space...

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Best Paleoanthropology of 2018 So Far

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

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...