All posts tagged with Atapuerca

Notable: Sima de los Huesos taphonomy

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Notable paper: Sala, Nohemi, Juan-Luis Arsuaga, Ignacio Martínez and Ana Gracia-Téllez (2015) Breakage patterns in Sima de los Huesos (Atapuerca, Spain) hom...

The Denisova-Sima de los Huesos connection

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I direct your attention to a new paper by Mattias Meyer and colleagues describing a mitochondrial DNA sequence from Sima de los Huesos, Spain (Meyer et al. 2...

Anthropology 105, lecture 8: Ears

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This lecture uses the auditory system to illustrate Mendelian inheritance. First the earlobes – a classic example in teaching laboratories, where attached ea...

Stature estimates for Sima de los Huesos

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Jos-Miguel Carretero and colleagues Carretero:stature:2012 report on the lengths of long bones from Sima de los Huesos, Spain. I’ve long been hoping this res...

The lion diet

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National Geographic News a couple of weeks ago ran a story about lion-eating at Gran Dolina (“Prehistoric Europeans Hunted, Ate Lion?”):

Site: Atapuerca

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Atapuerca - 53, originally uploaded by Sitomon. I like to feature Flickr Creative Commons photos that show archaeological sites. This one is from Atapue...

Sima species

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Michael Balter has a nice Science writeup of the recent Gibraltar conference, “Human Evolution 150 Years After Darwin.”

Language, speech, and early humans

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I’m doing a little literature review this week on Middle Pleisocene postcrania. On a somewhat tangential topic, the description of the Sima de los Huesos cer...

Hearing at Atapuerca

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A story in Science News by writer Tia Ghose, about the hearing capacities of the Atapuerca/Sima de los Huesos people, has been making the rounds, including S...

D'Errico on Neandertal language

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Edmund Blair Bolles is reporting from the Evolang conference in Barcelona. Unfortunately I had to cancel my presentation there, but it has been great to rea...

New Year's predictions, 2008 edition

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It's that time of year again -- the time when those boring ``Year in Review'' magazines are on newsstands, and when pundits make fools of themselves predict...

The amazing talking Neandertals

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This week, Johannes Krause and colleagues from the Max Planck Evolutionary Anthropology institute announced that they had tickled FoxP2 out of two Neanderta...

An old Spanish tooth

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National Geographic News has a short article about the tooth from Sima del Elefante, Atapuerca. The team notes that the tooth's age, dated at around 1.2 ...

Neandertal sexual division of labor

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I've been reading the new paper by Steven Kuhn and Mary Stiner about Neandertal versus modern human organizational strategies. I'm taking a lot of notes abo...

Early human habitation in Britain

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Parfitt et al. (2005) report in Nature (subscription) on stone tool debitage from the Cromer Forest-bed Formation of southeastern England, dating to approxi...