New DNA evidence is revealing the genetic relationships of ancient groups from southern China, showing how they were connected to living people across the region.
In the first part of a review of pathogens in human origins, I examine a sampling of infectious diseases in people today and their diverse origins.
A 33,000-year-old case of an amputated leg prompts comparisons to earlier Neandertal instances of amputation.
Research on ancient genomes has moved way beyond population mixture into broader questions about how ancient people lived and interacted with their environments.
Fragments representing people who lived just before Skhūl and Qafzeh seem outside the expectations for these “early modern humans” or for Neandertals.
The study of the underground landscape enters a new phase with evidence of charcoal and burned animal bone in deep chambers.
Looking at a fascinating new study that finds mixtures of different plants within ancient morsels of charred foods.
Ancient people left a bone bed of bison killed in two seasons and butchered at the site with expedient tools.
A look inside the skulls of hominins reveals the extensive variation in the form of the internal structures known as the frontal sinuses.
Lee Berger, Agustin Fuentes, and I had a provocative conversation sharing our different perspectives on work related to the Rising Star cave system.