Kate Wong, Scientific American

Kate Wong

Scientific American

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by kate:

Ancient Cave Paintings Clinch Case for Neandertal Symbolism

Abstract images in Spanish caves date back 65,000 years—millennia before Homo sapiens set foot in Europe—settling a long-running debate over Neandertal cognition → Read More

Stone Tools from India Fan Debate over Origins of Cultural Complexity

The tools could suggest that Homo sapiens reached South Asia far earlier than previously thought, but critics disagree → Read More

Controversial Fossil Hints Homo sapiens Blazed a Trail Out of Africa Earlier Than Thought

The jaw fragment suggests our species began traveling abroad 50,000 years earlier than previously thought → Read More

Controversial Fossil Hints Homo sapiens Blazed a Trail Out of Africa Earlier Than Thought

The jaw fragment suggests our species began traveling abroad 50,000 years earlier than previously thought → Read More

Meet Neo, a Spectacular New Fossil of Homo naledi

A remarkably complete skeleton and, at last, an age for mysterious Homo naledi → Read More

Ancient Fossils from Morocco Mess Up Modern Human Origins

Dated to more than 300,000 years ago, the finds raise key questions about the defining features of Homo sapiens and how our kind came to be → Read More

Ancient Fossils from Morocco Mess Up Modern Human Origins

Dated to more than 300,000 years ago, the finds raise key questions about the defining features of Homo sapiens and how our kind came to be → Read More

Ancient Fossils from Morocco Mess Up Modern Human Origins

Dated to more than 300,000 years ago, the finds raise key questions about the defining features of Homo sapiens and how our kind came to be → Read More

New Evidence of Mysterious Homo naledi Raises Questions about How Humans Evolved

The much-anticipated dating of the enigmatic species, along with stunning new fossils, challenge key assumptions about human evolution → Read More

New Evidence of Mysterious Homo naledi Raises Questions about How Humans Evolved

The much-anticipated dating of the enigmatic species, along with stunning new fossils, challenge key assumptions about human evolution → Read More

New Evidence of Mysterious Homo naledi Raises Questions about How Humans Evolved

The much-anticipated dating of the enigmatic species, along with stunning new fossils, challenge key assumptions about human evolution → Read More

Ancient Bones Spark Fresh Debate over First Humans in the Americas

A study of remains found in southern California puts an unknown human species in the New World more than 100,000 years earlier than expected, but critics don’t buy it → Read More

Ancient Stone Tools Force Rethinking of Human Origins

3.3-million-year-old artifacts from Kenya upend the classic story of when and how humans became innovators → Read More

Monkeys Make Stone "Tools" That Bear a Striking Resemblance to Early Human Artifacts

The discovery could necessitate the reanalysis of enigmatic stones previously attributed to human origins → Read More

Wild Monkeys' Stone "Tools" Force a Rethink of Human Uniqueness

The artifacts bear a striking resemblance to objects produced by our ancestors → Read More

Fossil Sleuthing Hints at What Killed "Lucy," Our Iconic Ancestor

CT images show fractures like those from a fall, but the original finder of her remains isn’t convinced → Read More

Fossils Hint at Long-Sought Ancestor of Weirdest Human Species

700,000-year-old remains from Indonesia could elucidate the murky origins of the “hobbits” in our family tree → Read More

Meet the Early Mammals

A flurry of fossil discoveries over the past 15 years is allowing researchers to piece together the rise of mammals → Read More

Debate Erupts over Strange New Human Species

Skeptic challenges notion that small-brained Homo naledi deliberately disposed of its dead → Read More

Controversy and Excitement Swirl around New Human Species

An astonishing trove of fossils has scientists, and the media, in a tizzy over our origins → Read More