The Purposeful Neglect of Brazil’s Indigenous People with the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, certain populations are at greater risk than others. We know older people, those who are immunocompromised, and those of certain ethnicity are at greater risk of severe complications of this disease and even death. A particularly high risk population are indigenous peoples with little to no contact. People attending a... Continue Reading →

Humans, Denisovans & Neanderthals Were Genetically Less Different Than Polar Bears & Brown Bears

A study published a couple days ago in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows us that ancient humans, Neanderthals and Denisovans had more genetic similarities than polar bears and brown bears do. In other words, the genetic distance between our ancient relatives and us was smaller than between pairs of species that are... Continue Reading →

A Russian Ancestor to Native Americans

Russian archaeologists in 1976 excavating the Ust’-Kyakhta-3 site on the banks of the Selenga River A. P. Okladnikov During the 1970's, a site called Ust-Kyakhta found between the Mongolian borders and the southern banks of the Lake Baikal, was excavated. The Russian team unearthed many stone and bone tools as well as ceramics, and reindeer... Continue Reading →

The Oldest European Homo sapiens

Excavations at Bacho Kiro Cave, in Bulgaria Last week Jean-Jacques Hublin, director at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and Helen Fewlass who is also at MPI, and their colleagues published in the journals Nature and Nature Ecology & Evolution reports of their findings in the Bacho Kiro cave site in Bulgaria. They have... Continue Reading →

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