For over 100 years scholars have interpreted the evolutionary relationship between hominin species based on bones and the contexts in which they’re found; where in the world are they, how old are they, and what traits can we infer from their morphology? 181 more words
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The genome of a young boy buried at Mal’ta near Lake Baikal in eastern Siberia some 24,000 years ago has turned out to hold two surprises for anthropologists.
Visiting the Island of the Dead: A rare visit to New York’s potter’s field on Hart Island, which is estimated to be the burial place for close to a million bodies. 149 more words
Bones have tangled in Lincoln Oak in New Haven, CT date to the 1790s; belong to 7 people including 2 adults, 3 children, and bone fragments belonging to 2 other individuals. 272 more words
After over 18 hours on a plane I oddly found myself in the same time zone. The quiet countryside of southern France could not feel farther away as I traveled quite literally to the other side of the world, 34 degrees south of the equator, to South Africa. 1,766 more words