All posts tagged with early modern

Notable: The cranial injury of Qafzeh 11

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Notable paper: Coqueugniot H, Dutour O, Arensburg B, Duday H, Vandermeersch B, Tillier, A-M. (2014) Earliest Cranio-Encephalic Trauma from the Levantine Midd...

No Neandertal safe sex

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Laurent Excoffier and colleagues’ work has investigated how range expansions may have affected human genetic diversity. I’ve commented on this work several t...

Mailbag: Where did Neandertals come from?

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Dr. Hawks, I greatly enjoyed your course on the rise of humans I purchased through the Teaching Company. I could not find the answer to this question: ...

Merry Christmas

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Razib’s post, “The paradigm is dead, long live the paradigm”, is a personal remembrance of the modern human origins problem, from his perspective. It include...

Population models and testing human origins

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Earlier in the week, I pointed to a news story about upcoming research that substantiates some amount of gene flow among Pleistocene groups, persisting into ...

The Human Spark, episode 1

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I got to sit down and watch most of the first episode of “The Human Spark” on PBS tonight (my earlier post). Our local station shows these things later than ...

Qafzeh teeth like Neandertals

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Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg and Donald Reid report on the perikymata spacing of a sample of fourteen anterior teeth from Qafzeh. These are “early modern humans...

It came from Guangxi

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Science journalist Richard Stone writes in the current Science about new Late Pleistocene skeletal remains from Guangxi: “Signs of Early Homo sapiens in Chin...

Middle Stone Age bed and breakfast

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On occasion, I point out interesting findings from archaeological chemistry and microscopic study of site formation processes. Last month, I pointed to the a...

African origins and phenotypic variance

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I just read the new paper by Philipp Gunz and colleagues, titled, “Early modern human diversity suggests subdivided population structure and a complex out-of...

Modern humans older than thought?

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I can understand that National Geographic wants to promote news from researchers who take National Geographic money. It’s only natural, and as a publicity or...

BROADLY CONSISTENT WATCH I

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I'm starting a new tradition here, the "Broadly Consistent Watch." If you see that headline, you can be sure I'll be noting an abuse of the term "broadly co...