Negative biases about our forebears have long been part of science, education, and popular culture. Why?
Considering the checkered history of grandiose claims and controversies in paleoanthropology, some caution may be wise.
The tar can be used for glue, bug repellent, and killing germs. This finding tracks growing recognition of Neanderthals as intelligent.
He had rather secretly always been a devout Protestant Christian and he too had some doubts about the causal adequacy and sufficiency of neo-Darwinism.
Whatever Ardi was, everyone agrees the fossils was initially badly crushed and needed extensive reconstruction.