Fossil profile: AL 400-1 mandible and the curving line of human evolution
Australopithecus afarensis was an early member of the hominin lineage, but it was not intermediate between humans and living great apes in all ways.
Fossil profile: Skhūl 1 and the mixing of populations
A child's skull from Mount Carmel gives an occasion to look at the history of ideas about population mixture.
Fossil profile: Sangiran 31 and the exceptionally thick skulls of Homo erectus
One of the thickest skulls in the hominin fossil record gives insight about the variation in this ancient species.
Fossil profile: U.W. 101-258 and humeral torsion
A humerus from the Dinaledi Chamber gives some insight into the behavior of Homo naledi.
Fossil profile: BOU-VP-16/1 and mortuary practice
A fossil from Bouri, Ethiopia, represents an individual whose skull was processed after his death.