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posts tagged with "Rising Star"
Lichens did not grow on Homo naledi
A provocative claim fails the test of geochemical evidence.
02 Oct 2016
A synopsis of our Homo naledi symposium
American Scientist publishes a description of the ongoing research on the Dinaledi Chamber hominin collection.
17 Jun 2016
Deliberate deposition and Homo naledi
The Journal of Human Evolution publishes an exchange on the context of the Dinaledi Chamber fossil material.
16 Jun 2016
Link: Discover magazine on South African hominin sites
The March 2016 cover story available online, including Malapa, Rising Star, and others.
23 Apr 2016
A symposium on the biology and context of Homo naledi
Our team presented a review of ongoing work on the description and analysis of the Dinaledi Chamber hominin collection at last week's AAPA meeting.
19 Apr 2016
Link: Lee Berger interviewed in Nautilus
A talk touching upon Homo naledi and the process of science.
20 Nov 2015
Homo naledi on Wellcome Trust 10 open access facts
The U.K. biomedical grant giant notes the immense public interest in Homo naledi in the open access journal eLife.
29 Oct 2015
Anonymous sexism in paleoanthropology
An article by Robin McKie in the Observer quotes an anonymous jerk. The sexism is part of a pattern that keeps women out of paleoanthropology
27 Oct 2015
Upcoming Homo naledi lectures in Madison and Milwaukee
For readers in Wisconsin, a chance to hear first-hand about the discovery.
21 Oct 2015
Link: Homo naledi and digital convergence in paleoanthropology
Looking at the digital practices that underlay the discovery.
21 Oct 2015
Link: 'A textbook example of how to do science'
An educator looks at the scientific method at work in paleoanthropology.
20 Oct 2015
Infographic: Homo naledi and the underground astronauts
An awesome focus on the excavation team and the process of uncovering
from the Rising Star cave.
02 Oct 2015
From The Conversation: 'Homo naledi: determining the age of fossils is not an exact science'
Reflecting on the difficulty obtaining geological age estimates and the way they can mislead us about biology and relationships of fossils.
01 Oct 2015
From The Conversation: 'Homo naledi fossil discovery a triumph for open access and education'
Pointing to the ways that the Rising Star Expedition team leveraged social media, public outreach, open access and data repositories to maximize the impact of our work.
28 Sep 2015
Is Homo naledi just a primitive version of Homo erectus?
Tim White and Jeffrey Schwartz share a critical view of the Homo naledi fossils. I review the data.
19 Sep 2015
Link: Announcement of Homo naledi
A link to the Youtube archive of the livestream from Maropeng, in the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa.
14 Sep 2015
Rising Star Workshop underway
Explaining my weeks-long blogging hiatus
20 May 2014
Rising Star: Updates on the week's activities
Becca Peixotto reports from the field on cave conditions and progress.
29 Mar 2014
Rising Star: Targeted excavation this week
An update on what is going on underground at Rising Star.
26 Mar 2014
Checking in from Rising Star and the Wits fossil collection
22 Feb 2014
Paleoanthropologists wanted for Rising Star Workshop
Looking for early career scientists to participate in the analysis of more than 1000 hominin fossil specimens.
19 Jan 2014
Rising Star Expedition: Into the collection
13 Dec 2013
Rising Star: Lee Berger tells the story
09 Dec 2013
Rising Star: Malapa and darkness
27 Nov 2013
Rising Star: The view from a caver/scientist
23 Nov 2013
Rising Star: What we know and don't know
20 Nov 2013
Photo: Setting planet over Rising Star
18 Nov 2013
Go into Rising Star with the cavers
18 Nov 2013
Rising Star: In the hot seat
16 Nov 2013
Setting a course for the Rising Star
06 Nov 2013
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