When did humans first go to war?

A war with Neanderthals makes a compelling narrative but the evidence is limited is best.

John Stewart, Associate Professor of Evolutionary Palaeoecology, Bournemouth University • conversation
Nov. 9, 2020 ~8 min

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War in the time of Neanderthals: how our species battled for supremacy for over 100,000 years

Did Neanderthal military superiority delay our migration out of Africa?

Nicholas R. Longrich, Senior Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology and Paleontology, University of Bath • conversation
Nov. 2, 2020 ~9 min

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Turbulent environment set the stage for leaps in human evolution and technology 320,000 years ago

A new environmental record for a prehistoric site in Kenya helped researchers figure out how external conditions influenced which of our ancient ancestors lived there, with what way of life.

Richard Potts, Director of the Human Origins Program, Smithsonian Institution • conversation
Oct. 21, 2020 ~11 min

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Prehistoric desert footprints are earliest evidence for Homo sapiens on Arabian Peninsula

These findings represent the earliest evidence for Homo sapiens on the Arabian Peninsula, and demonstrates the importance of Arabia for understanding human prehistory.

Richard Clark-Wilson, PhD Candidate in Geography, Royal Holloway • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~8 min

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Screens are keeping us connected now – but they're still disruptive to in-person communication

Research shows smartphone use disrupts an essential facet of human connection – eye contact.

Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, Professor of Psychology, Hunter College • conversation
April 15, 2020 ~6 min

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