A reader writes to let me know that the talks from the Stony Brook symposium on the Flores hominids are now available for streaming. I haven't had a chance to watch these yet but they may be of interest to many. Previous Leakey symposia are also streamed from the same site.
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.