Paleoanthropologist Zeresenay Alemseged’s TEDtalk

Yesterday, I got sent a video of paleoanthropologist Zeresenay Alemseged's talk at this year's TED conference. Last year we all got introduced to Zeresenay Alemseged when he and colleagues published their report on Selam a.k.a. Dikika fossil. Selam is a 3.3 million year old Australopithecus afarensis child.Here's some of the stuff I wrote about that... Continue Reading →

Watch Out! The Anthropologists are Coming!

There's some bloggable news about how Neandertals didn't die off due to climate change, which challenges a study from last year. But given that it is Friday, I'm not gonna post about it now. Instead, I wanna wish y'all a good weekend. I hope this Gary Larson Far Side comic will put as big of... Continue Reading →

John Hawks rounded up the latest Four Stone Hearth

Check out John Hawks' round-up of anthropology blog posts in what I think is issue 23 of our anthropology blog carnival, the Four Stone Hearth. There is a fantastic collection of reads in this current issue that cover an impressive gamut of topics in the discipline. So get comfortable and click on over.

Wait, do we even need the original Lucy fossil?

Some famous paleontologists and anthropologists like Mark Goodwin, Donald Johanson, John Kappelman, and Anne Molineux of the Texas Memorial Museum, have helped Scott Solomon answer the question, "Do We Need the Original Lucy Fossil?" I don't wanna steal thunder from the post... but with all this drama ensuing over Lucy's trip out here, I haven't... Continue Reading →

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