We Found Evidence of Early Humans in the Jungles of Borneo

I recently led a team excavating at one of the most iconic archaeological locations in Southeast Asia, Niah Caves in Malaysia. Over a period of three weeks, we dug through what we believe to be around 20,000 years of human history. We uncovered several human bones, the remains of large mammals (probably deer and wild […]

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Ancient Deep Skull Still Holds Big Surprises 60 Years After it Was Unearthed

Thousands of years ago, the ancestors of modern humans left Africa to embark on a journey that would eventually take them across the globe. Yet we still know precious little about the momentous journeys they undertook. Now, new research by my team and me significantly recasts how we think about the early peopling of Southeast […]

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The Hobbit Took Our Breath Away: Now it’s the New Normal

It’s been a big year for the early human species Homo floresiensis – aka ‘the Hobbit’ – and the scientists who found it. Way back in 2004 this was the discovery that threatened to rewrite the textbooks and the one that took every anthropologist’s breath away. It was the first early human from the island […]

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