Five major finds this year adds to our understanding of evolution and ancient life history.
South Africa's fossils can step out of the shadows of being undated and undateable.
Bringing the past into a digital space creates so much more overt space for interpretation and different narratives.
As an intellectual history of the disciplines of paleontology and paleoanthropology, Kuljan’s book is especially adept at narrating the interwoven connections between science and power.
The theory that humankind originated in Europe is an old one. It was abandoned in 1924 when the first Australopithecus was discovered in South Africa.
Beyond the cool factor of figuring out hominin hearing capacities two million years ago, these findings could help answer the tantalizing question of when did human vocalized language first emerge.