'Kelp highway'--not a land bridge--likely brought first humans to the Americas

‘Kelp highway’–not a land bridge–likely brought first humans to the Americas

For decades, students were taught that the first people in the Americas were a group called the Clovis who walked ...
Proof of Viking warrior women? Maybe, but maybe not

Proof of Viking warrior women? Maybe, but maybe not

In a paper published in American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Uppsala University archaeologist Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson and her team announced that they had, at ...
India's ancient caste system left lasting mark on modern genomes

India’s ancient caste system left lasting mark on modern genomes

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Over 1,500 years ago, the ...
Humans think of themselves as special but we're just another animal

Humans think of themselves as special but we’re just another animal

Even though you are reading this on a sophisticated electronic device, you are an animal. That's the most radical idea ...

Traces of Neanderthal DNA in human genes suggest complex ancestry

The following is an excerpt. Thirty years ago, anthropologists were divided into two camps: Those who believed that humans had ...