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Neanderthal DNA: A Historical Fossil Resurfaces

Who were the Neanderthals, and how were they related to humans? These are questions that have plagued paleoanthropologists since the first Neanderthal fossil was found over a century and a half ago. 510 more words


Newly discovered Neanderthal bones in Belgium provide grisly evidence of cannibalism in tribes

The bones bore unmistakable signs of butchery: indentations where they were hammered open to expose the marrow within, cut marks left by knives used to tear the flesh away. 803 more words


Dear Science: If humans are related to apes, why aren't they evolving into us?

Dear Science: Why are there no hominins left on Earth? If evolution is ongoing and species are always changing and adapting, shouldn’t we see new human-like species evolving from apes, even if the old ones died out? 935 more words


Book Review: The Horse by Wendy Williams

Paleontology?  Paleoanthropology?  The Eocene era?  If you had asked me if I wanted to read a book about these topics I would have glazed over. Not my sort of thing. 721 more words


The Hobbit is Real: 4 Reasons Why the Mata Menge Fossils Matter

New fossils have been discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores. The bones appear to be an ancestor of the hominin species named Homo floresiensis ( 761 more words


What Does a Historian of Science Actually Do?

If you follow me on twitter (@FossilHistory) you may have seen I’ve been doing some writing outside of my blog. Today I wanted to share a piece I recently wrote for   728 more words