New Timelines for Inhabitants of Denisova Cave

Denisova Cave in central Asia is becoming quite the celebrity residence - at least in the fields of archaeology and hominin research.  It must have been an extremely attractive home for H. sapiens and other hominin species because it is the…

The Mystery of Population Y

This fabulous portrait by celebrated photographer Carlos Monforte shows an Aborigine elder in Darwin, Australia in 2017.  Monforte specializes in images of indigenous cultures and people as well as scenery, especially in Asia and Oceania. …
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New Jean Manco Book is Out

I just found out that author Jean Manco passed away earlier this year, so I thought I would due her some credit by blogging about her books. Manco is a British building historian with a background in architectural preservation.  In later…

Neanderthal - Denisovan Hybrid Discovered

An amazing find was just published last week in Nature magazine.  Based on the DNA in a small hominin bone from about 90,000 years ago, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology were stunned to discover that it came…

Are Humans Responsible for Megafauna Extinctions?

In addition to being obsessed with genealogy, I have an abiding interest in human prehistory and the anthropological development of Homo sapiens, both biological and cultural, and especially with what DNA research and human paleontology are…