Another exciting development in the history of our closest cousins, this post talks about the incredible hunting prowess of the Neandertals, and what that means for understanding their cognitive capabilities.
The World’s Oldest Instruments Are Probably Older Than You Think.
A short discussion of the Geißenklösterle flutes, and just how amazing they are.
And Then There Were Five
A brief look at the several members of our genus who survived until most recent times, including the recently announced Homo luzonensis.
Caveman in the Mirror: The Case for Our Closest Cousins.
Neanderthals are the original "missing link." That hypothesized link in the chain that connects us to our ever-more-apelike ancestors. Neanderthals have long been assumed to be "less than" human. In anthropological circles, even in lower level anthropology courses, that assumption has been under debate.