SCIENCE Humans’ ability to control fire is among the most important technological advances in our evolutionary history. Research on Neanderthal cave sites is offering new insights on this old enigma. Maybe not as old as we think. (Sapiens) Could Neanderthals start a fire? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Most people think that … Continue reading We Didn’t Start the Fire (Until Much Later Than We Thought We Did)
SCIENCE A zigzag engraving on an ancient mussel’s shell may transform scientific understanding of what has long been considered a defining human capacity: artistic creativity. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to better understand “What Makes Us Human.” Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Nat Geo News article quotes one paleoanthropologist as saying the … Continue reading Artistry on the Half-Shell?