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Still playin’ catch-up with all the anthropology news. There’s an interesting paper that just got published in PLoS One that I’ll be focusing on, but I wanted to really briefly congratulate an anthropologist that I admire. I’ve mentioned him in the past, and I’m happy to announce that Nate Dominy from my alma mater, UC Santa Cruz, has received a prestigious Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. His fellowship is big time. About $625,000!

So expect more studies on diet and foraging behaviors of hominins. He really deserves it. He’s one of the few who still synthesizes and extends anthropology with other disciplines such as ecology and genetics.

You can read more about the grant and his research over here on this UCSC Press Release.