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Mar. 14, 2008

A New Species, or Just Small Humans?

The discovery of unusual skeletal remains on the islands of Palau suggests that the so-called 'hobbits' found several years ago in Indonesia may have been dwarf humans, not a separate species.

flores, pygmy, dwarf, human evolution, hominid, skeleton, fossils, anthropology

Apr. 06, 2012

How Homo sapiens Became Masters of the Planet

Paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall discusses our human origins in Masters of the Planet.

paleontology, human origins, paleoanthropology, anthropology

Apr. 15, 2011

Richard Leakey Reflects On Human Past--And Future

Leakey talks about the origins of Homo sapiens, and their uncertain future.

anthropology, human origins, turkana boy, fossil, hominid

Mar. 26, 2010

A New Human Relative, From a DNA Sample?

Genetic analysis of DNA from a single prehistoric finger bone may point to a new branch of the human family tree.

anthropology, palontology, bone, genetics, dna

May. 08, 2009

The Hobbit Debate

Are the 'hobbit bones' found in an Indonesian cave from a different species, or from modern humans suffering from bone deformations?

hobbit, hominid, hominin, human ancestors, anthropology

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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