Does prehistoric art show insights into the cognition of early humans? There are many things we do not know about how our advanced thought processes came about, is our ancient art a window into that?
Category Archives: humans
Who Was Our Last Common Ancestor With Neanderthals?
Who was the #LastCommonAncestor of #ModernHumans and #Neanderthals? We may not a great deal, but there are so many missing puzzle pieces. Learn about what we do know, and see how we are filling in the gaps today!
Bridging Biomes: Exploring The First Beringian Migrations
Changes in climate and the environment have been one of the major reasons for human migrations throughout history, even more dynamically so in hunting communities as prey animals can only adapt to these through movement. One such set of journeys occurred along the Bering coast, perhaps commencing as early as 37.5 thousand years ago, resulting in the colonisation of the Americas.
Thoughts on Human Hibernation
Hibernation is a word many of us will be familiar with, as it is a strategy that some animals living today in Northern latitudes employ to cope with the harsh winter months. However, does there exist potential for humans to hibernate too? And beyond that, did any of our ancient hominin relatives do so inContinue reading “Thoughts on Human Hibernation”
Ghost DNA and Human Evolution
Coauthored with the New Bing What is a ghost lineage in terms of human evolution? How is ancient DNA obtained, and how do we know who is missing? What evidence do we have to support whom we think the species is? Has the species been identified? How long ago did this introgression of DNA occur?Continue reading “Ghost DNA and Human Evolution”
The First Homo?
What was the first Homo species? Was it K. platypus, the Lomekwian toolmakers, or the 1470 fossil ancestor? How do we know? Read my blog post to find out! #paleoanthropology #humanorigins #Homo
Arrow Tips found in Europe Tens of thousands of years before expected time!
Tens of thousands of years ago, deep in a French cave called Grotte Mandrin, near Malataverne in the Rhône Valley, arrowheads were discovered. However, these were not just any arrowheads; in fact, these would become the earliest known arrowheads outside of Africa! So today, we will be learning all about these arrowheads, where they cameContinue reading “Arrow Tips found in Europe Tens of thousands of years before expected time!”
Top Five Paleoanthropology Discoveries of 2022
Remember, there is always more to learn! Paleoanthropology is the study, of the need for knowledge, of our deep shared human origins. Where do we come from? It is often a question that many of us find ourselves asking from time to time. For some, the answer is in religion, and if that works forContinue reading “Top Five Paleoanthropology Discoveries of 2022”
Neanderthal Cooking and Flavoring 70kya?
Neanderthal Cooking 70kya There are many mysteries surrounding our long-lost cousins, the Neanderthals. From how they survived to how they went extinct. One thing that has been recently discovered that changes the way we think about Neanderthals is their diet, how they consumed food, and how they even processed it. For a long time, anthropologistsContinue reading “Neanderthal Cooking and Flavoring 70kya?”
Homo habilis: KNM-ER 1814 Skulls with Seth!
Today on this episode of Skulls with Seth, we will discuss the first of the Homo genus. Homo habilis! This is an enigmatic species that has caused a great deal of controversy surrounding it but has found itself safely nestled as the first of our genus. We will be examining the skull of KNM-ER 1813,Continue reading “Homo habilis: KNM-ER 1814 Skulls with Seth!”