All posts tagged with Australopithecus sediba

BRICS leaders meet Homo naledi

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Last week, the leaders of the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) met in a joint summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, along with ...

Hominin species and time in peer review

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In 2015, two new hominin species were published: Australopithecus deyiremeda and Homo naledi. One of the criticisms I’ve seen of both discoveries is the idea...

Interview with Lee Berger

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As many readers know, I recently offered a massive open online course (MOOC), titled “Human Evolution Past and Future”. The course included video interviews ...

Malapa protective structure opens

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The Gauteng Tourism Authority has a nice article about the opening of the protective structure over the paleoanthropological site of Malapa: “Malapa Structur...

Species of study at the AAPA meetings

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I was at the meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists last week in Calgary. Great to see so many friends, and to meet many new people...

Malapa conversation on NPR

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The “Science Friday” NPR show with Ira Flatow did an interview with Lee Berger and Bernard Wood yesterday about Australopithecus sediba. The transcript is no...

Synchotron illustration

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In the supplement of Kristian Carlson and colleagues’ paper on the MH1 endocast Carlson:Malapa:2011, there’s a nice comparison of the medical CT versus synch...

The Malapa Soft Tissue Project FAQ

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These are a few of the questions that I think are essential to understand our aims with the project and how we expect it will unfold. The future depends on w...

Announcing the Malapa Soft Tissue Project

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I am pleased to announce a new open science initiative, focused on a discovery that is unique in paleoanthropology. Together we are going to find out if the ...

A visit to Malapa

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I’m visiting at the Institute for Human Evolution at the University of Witwatersrand this week. Lee Berger has been a really wonderful host and among other t...

Malapa MH 1 fossil given nickname

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They held a contest for schoolchildren to give a nickname to the new MH 1 skeleton, and now they’ve made a choice:

Malapa and the "problem" skull KNM-ER 1813

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The announcement of the Malapa skeletons has many of us going back to descriptions of early Homo. After the paper by Berger and colleagues came out last mont...

Malapa synchotronic

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More on the scanning of the MH1 skull in this press release: “First studies of fossil of new human ancestor take place at the European Synchrotron”

Malapa news

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A story about Malapa in the Times of South Africa gives just a few more details about the discovery of the infant remains near the two reported skeletons: “B...

Malapa pictures

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National Geographic, as you might expect, has some nice pictures of the MH1 skull in a news story: “Pictures: New human ancestor fossils found”. There’s one ...

Malapa embargo story

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Ivan Oransky writes “Embargo Watch”, which reports on issues related to journal embargoes and science reporting. His story about the Malapa embargo “break” l...