I wrote a new review paper for the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology. It summarizes some the recent insights from the genomes of archaic humans (e.g., Neanderthals, Denisovans, etc.) within an anthropological framework. Specifically, I tried to answer the following questions:
- How have genomic data from archaic hominins changed our view of human evolution?
- Is there any doubt about whether introgression from ancient hominins to the ancestors of present‐day humans occurred?
- What is the current view of human evolutionary history from the genomics perspective?
- What is the impact of introgression on human phenotypes?