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Not all Hominids are Human Beings  

David Johanson and Maitland Edey

In 1973, in Ethiopia, paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson stumbled across the skeleton of a hominin (or as he refers to it, a hominid) nearly 3.5 million years old. Nicknamed Lucy, it was ... More

Of Lice and Men  

William J. Burroughs

William J. Burroughs, a scientist who specializes in physics and climate ponders the unwelcome relationship between people and lice, and what that reveals about evolution and migration of ... More

Python-Shaped Ornamented Rock Found in the Rhino Cave, Botswana  


Archaeologists working in the Tsodilo Hills of Botswana in 2006 may have found the oldest evidence of a form of human ritual behavior. One cavern contains a large rock, roughly 20 feet long ... More