Australopithecus sediba Dismissed as Human Ancestor
May 9, 2019
Two paleoanthropologists writing in Science explain why the mysterious A. sediba is unlikely to be related to the genus Homo.
Lucy Lived in the Trees
December 3, 2016
A new CT scan of Lucy's bones show adaptations for living in the trees.
Human Evolutionists Fall Out of Their Science Tree
September 1, 2016
Tell a tale, get media attention: did Lucy fall out of a tree, or did paleoanthropologists fall off an empirical limb?
Why Was Farming Delayed?
June 10, 2016
If intelligent humans were around for hundreds of thousands of years, why didn't any of them think about farming sooner?
Divorce Spats Between Lucy and Designated Replacement
April 15, 2013
Lucy was the darling of the 1980s, but with Australopithecus sediba taking center stage, her fans are not happy.
What's Up with Alley Oop?
January 3, 2013
Here are some recent stories about human evolution. Some might deserve to be in the comics.