September 4th, 2014
Neanderthals were capable of abstract expression, according to a paper published this week by European archeologists in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS).
August 25th, 2014
Recent recalculation of dates associated with bone and artifacts found at 40 Neanderthal sites has determined the last Neanderthals became extinct between 39,000 and 41,000 years ago.
August 14th, 2014
The authors of a paper in Nature this week conclude a modification of a haplotype found in the Denisovan genome apparently has given modern Tibetans (and their ancestors) an adaptation to high altitude, thus avoiding the hypoxia thinner air causes in individuals lacking this genetic combination.
July 21st, 2014
In Science Magazine for July 18 there appears a review of a provocative new book. In Darwin Deleted author Peter Bowler argues our understanding of evolutionary processes would be greatly altered had Charles Darwin not introduced his thinking to the world in 1859 with the publication of On the Origin of Species.
July 2nd, 2014
The Nature Podcast this week reports (from another journal; an interesting finding from Germany: an indication Neanderthals may have consumed more vegetables than previously thought.
March 22nd, 2014
The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution.
University of Chicago Press, 2013