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Everything Scientists Assumed About Human Evolution Needs a Major Rethink
September 21, 2017
In short, the paleoanthropology field is a confusing mess.
Homo naledi Is Young
May 10, 2017
The media are abuzz with disappointment that this cache of bones in South Africa is too young to be a missing link. Homo naledi is one of the most astonishing “hominin” fossil finds in recent years, on par with the “hobbits” (Homo floresiensis) of Indonesia. Debates have gone wild since Lee Berger announced hundreds of […]
The Human Evolution Textbook Has to be Rewritten Yet Again!
May 3, 2017
This post by Dr. Jerry Bergman exposes the shoddy interpretations drawn from controversial flakes of rock that are turned by reporters into world-shattering news.
Body Diversity Threatens to Undermine Paleoanthropology
March 30, 2015
People don't all look the same today; body types vary tremendously. Why should we assume differently about the past?
Downfall of Homo antecessor, Ancestor in Name Only
February 10, 2014
Details make the story of Homo antecessor an improbable tale of human evolution.
Wrong Again: Several Species of Homo Collapse Into One
October 18, 2013
A well-preserved complete skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, has ignited a firestorm, threatening to declassify various claimed species of Homo into one, Homo erectus.
Farming Came Too Late in the Evolutionary Timetable
July 6, 2013
Even with generous dates of 10,000 years for the origin of farming, what were modern humans doing for tens of thousands of years or more?