On the topic of the archaeology of South Asia, I want to point readers to Sheila Mishra's blog. She has picked up a number of topics of recent interest, including the earlier Acheulean dates by Pappu and colleagues, the comparison of terminology for Stone Age sites in India versus other regions and the issue of continuity between Acheulean and Middle Paleolithic within South Asia. It's a brief and nicely-referenced source of information and I look forward to seeing more.
For years, I've worked on their bones. Now I'm working on their genes. Read more about the science studying these ancient people.
From a finger bone of an ancient human came the record of a completely unexpected population. My lab is working on the science of the Denisova genome.
The advent of agriculture caused natural selection to speed up greatly in humans. We're uncovering some of the ways that populations have rapidly changed during the last 10,000 years.