All posts tagged with East Africa

No Australopithecus boisei from the Afar

4 minute read

I was reading Scott Simpson and colleagues’ article from March 2014, “The female Homo pelvis from Gona: Response to Ruff (2010)”, in which they go through re...

Science and piracy

less than 1 minute read

Paul Salopek has a story for National Geographic about the impact of Somali pirates on oceanographic science: “A Hidden Victim of Somali Pirates: Science”. O...

Koobi Fora perspectives

2 minute read

I’m in Kansas and my internet is spottier here than it was in Africa. So I have a bunch of thoughts about the new Koobi Fora fossils published by Maeve Leake...

The Laetoli footprints

1 minute read

The most striking piece of evidence for bipedality in our earliest hominin relatives is a series of footprint trails at Laetoli, a fossil-bearing site in Tan...

Shrinking erectus

6 minute read

Ann Gibbons reports on the AAPA meetings with a story about all the Homo erectus pelvis and stature papers (“Human ancestor caught in the midst of a makeover...