Archaeology is demolishing the belief that human history over the past million years has been a long tale of progress.
When Columbus and his successors invaded the Americas, the most potent weapon they carried was their germs. But why didn't deadly
disease flow in the other direction, from the New World to the Old?
Once upon a time, all the fruits, nuts, and berries our gathering ancestors ate were wild. Someone, at some time, had to come up
with the bright idea of crops.
Why was it Europeans who conquered and colonized the world, rather than the Chinese or the people of India or the Middle East?
Why did human history unfold differently on different continents for the last 13,000 years?
What really happends when a society is forced to go it alone?
Japan’s touchy relations with its neighbors make it more important than ever to strip away myths and unearth the origins of the
Race based body chemistry makes no more sense than race based on looks, but you do get to move the membership around.
Africa's racial history was not necessarily its racial destiny. To unravel the story of Africa's past, you must not only look at
its faces but listen to its languages and harvest its crops.