Research on ancient genomes has moved way beyond population mixture into broader questions about how ancient people lived and interacted with their environments.
In the Gran Dolina cave site, ancient people left a bone bed of bison killed in two seasons and butchered at the site with expedient tools.
With deep experience in the hunt, Neandertals could anticipate the behavior of many of the most dangerous prey animals.
Interpreting the record of prey exploitation at a rock shelter site over thousands of years provides a window into past economics.
Reading a meta-analysis of faunal data by Geoff Smith and coworkers that concludes that all Middle Pleistocene African peoples hunted the same prey animals.