Articles by

Bruce Bower

Stone Age people used bone scrapers to make leather and pelts

Discoveries in a Moroccan cave have provided a rare look at how Stone Age people may have...

Stone Age humans or their relatives occasionally trekked through a green Arabia

Arabia, known today for its desert landscape, served as a “green turnstile” for migrating Stone Age members...

Ancient DNA shows the peopling of Southeast Asian islands was surprisingly complex

A young woman who lived on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi as early as around 7,300 years...

A 1,000-year-old grave may have held a powerful nonbinary person

For decades, a roughly 1,000-year-old grave in southern Finland has been thought to have held a powerful...

Psychology has struggled for a century to make sense of the mind

One of the most infamous psychology experiments ever conducted involved a carefully planned form of child abuse....

A skeleton from Peru vies for the title of oldest known shark attack victim

When news broke that the oldest known case of a person killed by a shark involved a...

‘Dragon Man’ skull may help oust Neandertals as our closest ancient relative

A fossil skull nicknamed “Dragon Man” has surfaced in China under mysterious circumstances, with big news for...

Israeli fossil finds reveal a new hominid group, Nesher Ramla Homo

Excavations in an Israeli sinkhole have unveiled a previously unknown Stone Age hominid group that contributed to...