New Radiochronological Dates for Sahelanthropus tchadensis and Australopithecus bahrelghazali

Whoever manages the PNAS web servers should thank Afarensis because he found that paper prior to the March 4th date I threatened to bring down their site on. He's written up an educational overview of the findings, so has Jason of Hominin Dental Anthropology. I eluted to the significance of this study earlier, but I'll... Continue Reading →

The March 4th Issue of PNAS will confirm a radiochronological date for Toumaï

I remember reading the announcement of Sahelanthropus tchadensis (a.k.a. Toumaï) in 2002. It was an exciting time. A cranium is hard to find and is a quite noteworthy for any early hominid. So, it wasn't surprising that Nature published the findings, "A new hominid from the Upper Miocene of Chad, Central Africa." But they did... Continue Reading →

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