Nobel Prizes and ancient DNA – an explainer
The Nobel Prize was awarded to Svante Pääbo on 3 October for groundbreaking research based on ancient DNA. But what exactly is it and how does it impact our knowledge of human evolution and history?
The Neanderthal Diet
Learn how ancient DNA studies are casting doubt on the supposedly carnivorous diet of Neanderthals, our most closely related hominin ancestor. In fact, figuring out what these extinct hominins ate might be the key that unravels the mystery of their early demise. Read on to learn how.