Podcast Interview: Searching for Hobbits

Podcast Interview: Searching for Hobbits

The controversial ancient hominin remains of Homo floresiensis have only been found at one site: the cave known as Liang Bua. The cave, located on the eastern Indonesian island of Flores, is a pretty fascinating and magical place. As some of you know, I have visited...
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...
Neanderthals and Giant’s Bones

Neanderthals and Giant’s Bones

  A Strange Skeleton The bones revealed a human of “extraordinary form,” he concluded. It was January 1857, and Hermann Schaaffhausen had just viewed a fossilized skeleton that was unlike anything he had ever seen. The surviving bits of the...