The Beloved Mesolithic Girl
As a new mother, an anthropologist makes a moving discovery at an infant’s burial site.
An Ancient Site with Human Skulls on Display
Where our ancestors began to elevate themselves above nature.
Why Symbols Aren’t Forever
The removal of cultural emblems is not the erasure of history but part of it.
The City at the Center of the Cosmos
Robots and lasers are uncovering an ancient, sacred geography.
Gold Mining for Profit and Paleontology
How the Gold Rush and Fossil Rush came together.
The Modern Mind May Be 100,000 Years Old
New fossil evidence shows sophisticated thought began earlier than we thought.
Through Fortitude or Stupidity, Lee Berger Is Rewriting Human History
The paleoanthropologist makes no apologies for going his own way.
The Man Who Used Facebook to Find an Extinct Human Species
Lee Berger has a knack for finding fossils his own way.
The Curious Case of the Bog Bodies
Why do so many corpses found in Europe’s peat bogs show signs of violent death?
Can Remnants of Ancient Life Show Us How to Live Wisely Into the Future?
At long-term nuclear repositories in Finland and Sweden, waste will be ensconced in cast-iron inserts (right), which are then placed in copper canisters (left).Posiva Oy This is part 2 of Vincent Ialenti’s report on how how to think about nuclear waste in the environment over the very long term. Also see part 1, which ran […]