My favorite news article that we read in this class was the ‘A New Human Relative’ article that was a part of the top ten discoveries from 2015. This was not a post from the Archaeology in the News assignments, but I think it was the best article by far. I have always been extremely interested in the evolution of humans but new really thought I would get to know much more about within my lifetime. This article made me think we might be able to learn more about our origins at any time. I am a little skeptical that the remains are really what they think they might be, but it is interesting none the less.
My favorite article from an archaeology in the news post was about the oldest stone tools ever found. The article suggested that older groups of hominids used stone tools than previously thought. This was interesting to me because I think many people often underestimate humanities ancient ancestors. I would like to know more about when humans really became conscience or if they have always been that way. After reading more archaeology articles, I have realized that there are a lot more unanswered questions about the past that I am interested in.