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posts tagged with "South Africa"
Link: Swartkrans site formation
A paper describing several new teeth goes through what scientists know about how this complex site formed.
29 Oct 2016
Link: A short Sterkfontein history on its 80th anniversary
Reviewing the importance of the site since hominin fossils were discovered there in 1936
26 Sep 2016
Link: Earliest cancer in the fossil hominin record
Edward Odes and Patrick Randolph-Quinney describe their research on Swartkrans and Malapa tumors.
12 Sep 2016
Photo: SK 15
The humanlike mandible from Swartkrans was the type specimen of Telanthropus capensis.
05 Aug 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
Skeletal remains from Milner Hall, a new excavation area in Sterkfontein Caves
A hominin tooth and hand phalanx of unknown affinities show that there are more things to discover within this well-known fossil site.
06 Feb 2016
Link: Open access and APC double-dipping
Looking at why open access policies in South Africa have not made more impact on the public accessibility of science.
31 Oct 2015
Is Little Foot really 3.67 million years old?
Darryl Granger and colleagues examine cosmogenic nuclides of sediments surrounding the Sterkfontein specimen StW 573, suggesting a very ancient deposition.
01 Apr 2015
Raymond Dart and the Russian cast connection
A historian of science brings to light the beginnings of the hominin cast trade.
01 Nov 2014
Interview with Lee Berger
I talk with the paleoanthropologist about exploration,
and open science.
08 Sep 2014
Malapa protective structure opens
Site to open to paleotourists visiting the Cradle of Humankind
07 Sep 2014
Setting a course for the Rising Star
06 Nov 2013
The genetic complexity of recent migration into southern Africa
A new study documents recurrent Holocene gene flow into southern Africa from Eurasia
29 Aug 2013
12 Jul 2013
Photos: Drimolen in morning
10 Jul 2013
Photo: Swartkrans looking out
06 Jul 2013
Open 3-d archive of Kromdraai
A new resource gives unprecedented access to imagery of a fossil hominin collection
14 May 2013
Early Stone Age hafted spear points from South Africa
Discovery of an early innovation poses questions about the origins of the MSA
17 Nov 2012
A Taung tour
29 Jun 2012
Chris Henshilwood profile
28 Feb 2012
A lab station introducing the Taung specimen and considering its age.
25 Oct 2011
Blombos pigment workshop
Complex toolkits from Blombos, South Africa, show pigment processing before 100,000 years ago.
14 Oct 2011
A look at Little Foot
09 Sep 2011
Variation in talus morphology shows the sample
08 Sep 2011
08 Sep 2011
The Malapa Soft Tissue Project FAQ
The Malapa Soft Tissue Project is an experiment in open science, trying to uncover new facts about a unique discovery.
03 Sep 2011
Announcing the Malapa Soft Tissue Project
I announce and describe a project to study possible soft tissue evidence from a 2-million-year-old fossil hominin site.
03 Sep 2011
Meet Australopithecus robustus
This lab station gives an opportunity to examine fossil casts of A. robustus in comparison to humans and apes.
01 Sep 2011
A visit to Malapa
Lee Berger took me out to the Malapa site. Here's the story.
17 Jul 2011
MSA ochre "factory"
03 Jun 2010
Malapa MH 1 fossil given nickname
01 Jun 2010
Mailbag: Fire starters
17 May 2010
Malapa and the "problem" skull KNM-ER 1813
The discovery of the Malapa juvenile skull with some Homo-like features provokes a re-examination of the crania of early Homo.
03 May 2010
13 Apr 2010
12 Apr 2010
11 Apr 2010
Malapa embargo story
09 Apr 2010
What, if anything, is Australopithecus sediba?
New skeletons from Malapa, South Africa, present surprising evidence about the evolution of our genus.
08 Apr 2010
03 Apr 2010
Is there a common coding variant of FOXP2 in southern Africa?
28 Feb 2010
A Sterkfontein visit
16 Jan 2010
Return of the "amazing" Boskops
04 Jan 2010
A virtual walk into the past
16 Dec 2009
Middle Stone Age bed and breakfast
Archaeological chemistry at Sibudu turns up evidence of grease drippings and bedding.
15 Oct 2009
07 Oct 2009
Paleoclimate in southern Africa
18 Apr 2009
There's Stone Age, and then there's....
07 Feb 2009
Dating of Howieson's Poort and Still Bay industries
A paper by Zenobia Jacobs et al. puts these industries into fairly tight time intervals.
03 Nov 2008
Body size in Holocene southern Africa
13 Feb 2006
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