A New Citizen in The Jungle?

Islanders have long claimed ape-like humans, remarkably similar to the fossil species Homo floresiensis, survive in secluded forests of Indonesia. An anthropologist investigates why. By GREGORY FORTH 26 APR 2023 Excerpted from Between Ape and Human: An Anthropologist on the Trail of a Hidden Hominoid by Gregory Forth. Pegasus Books, 2022. All rights reserved. ✽ DURING ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELDWORK on the... Continue Reading →

The Contours of our Story

[Readers of the Silverback Digest should know by now that the story of our evolutionary development is of particular interest, and it's a story that is changing rapidly. When I was a boy, the story of where we came from was largely mumbo-jumbo and biblical magic. The horizon of the past extended just a few... Continue Reading →

We Are All Apes

Does “Monkeypox” Give Monkeys a Bad Name? The debate over naming the virus known as monkeypox says a lot about the close—but fraught—relationships between humans and our fellow primates. By GIDEON LASCO published in Sapiens SEPT 21, 2022 Gideon Lasco is an anthropologist and a physician based in Manila, the Philippines. He obtained his Ph.D. from the... Continue Reading →

Tree Rings

Tree Rings Are Evidence of the Megadrought—and Our Doom By Stephen E. Nash Stephen E. Nash is a historian of science and an archaeologist at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He studies a wide range of subjects, including dendrochronology (tree-ring dating), the history of museums, the archaeology of west-central New Mexico, and Russian gem-carving sculptures by... Continue Reading →

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