Boost your Immune System: Breed with an Extinct Human Species

Last week at the Royal Society in London, research was presented suggesting that Neandertals not only interbred with H. sapiens sapiens, but that their genes were helpful to modern people moving out of Africa. This pioneering study was led by Peter Parham of Stanford University, and was only possible after the draft genome of H.... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Indy!

June 12th is the 30th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones remains the world’s most famous archaeologist.  How many real-life archaeologists are household names?  In honor of Indy's birthday, I’m posting a revised excerpt of an essay I wrote for the Society for American Archaeology’s Archaeology for the Public website several... Continue Reading →

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