If you read the overview on limb evolution that I wrote yesterday, I think you maybe interested in watching this 51 minute conversation between Carl Zimmer and Neil Shubin that the Panda's Thumb pointed too.
This short comical clip got me to think if anyone out there has considered digitizing dance? This is can be more than a new type of ethnographic research. One could not only digitize dance as a sort of cultural preservation but one could begin to do really interesting statistics and comparisons of cross cultural dances... Continue Reading →
Aaron Filler published a very hard to accept paper about three months ago stating bipedalism could have originated 20 million or so years ago and all of the other great apes lost this adaptation whereas the human lineage kept it. Last night, he sent me three emails to share a new video where he describes,... Continue Reading →
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 →
In light of all the physical anthropology I've barraged upon you this last week, balancing it out with some cultural issues seems fitting. From Kamangir, I found about a new website called Kurdish Rights. The Kurds, as you may know, are an ethic group lodged between Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and some parts of Syria. They... Continue Reading →
Guys, I hate to break it to you but I have been misinforming you all along. I have been giving you an uninformed summary of human evolution. I have been wrong, John Hawks has been wrong, Afarensis and the guys of Gene Expression have been wrong -- your professors have also been wrong and you... Continue Reading →