All posts tagged with field sites

Link: Long-read on Cayo Santiago

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The New York Times Magazine today has a long-read article about Cayo Santiago, the island just off Puerto Rico where a large colony of rhesus macaques was in...

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 ...

Link: A visit to La Grotte de Cotencher

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The SwissInfo news site has a nice article about a Neandertal site in Switzerland: “Meet a Neanderthal woman from one of Europe’s oldest cave sites”.

Link: Following fieldwork in Malawi

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Emory University has done a nice story about Jessica Thompson’s archaeological fieldwork in Malawi: “Bonding over bones, stones and beads”.

Link: Expedition journal from Niah Caves

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I was really pleased to see a post by Darren Curnoe recounting his team’s recent field season in Niah Caves in Borneo: “We Found Evidence of Early Humans in ...

Link: Graeme Barker on work at Shanidar

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Nature’s Ewen Callaway interviewed Cambridge archaeologist Graeme Barker about his recent resumption of fieldwork at Shanidar, Iraq: “Archaeologists ousted b...

Link: Underwater lemur trove

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NSF has released a great short video outlining a new discovery of hundreds of subfossil lemur remains from underwater caves in Madagascar: “Enormous underwat...

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...

New Gibraltar blog by Clive Finlayson

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Clive Finlayson has started a new blog featuring some of the day-to-day story of ongoing fieldwork at Gorham’s and Vanguard Caves, Gibraltar: “Clive Finlayso...

A Taung tour

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The South African Palaeocave Survey has a new post reporting on a visit to the Taung site: “Taung Heritage Site: 17 June 2012”

A look at Little Foot

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Along with the papers on the Malapa hominins, Science this week published a news story by Michael Balter that is a profile of Ron Clarke and his work on the ...

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 ...

Ascending the Altai

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On July 3, around 20 scientists left Novosibirsk by van to drive out to the permanent field camp at Denisova Cave in the low Altai mountains. The place is 52...

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...

Tweeting from Denisova

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By the miracle of Amazon, I have been using my Kindle 3G to tweet from the Altai. It is far from an ideal blogging tool, so I will keep this to a short updat...

Goodall record digitization

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Jason Goldman covers the acquisition of Gombe chimpanzee records from the Jane Goodall Institute by Duke University (“Digitizing Jane Goodall’s legacy at Duk...

Spider monkey followers

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Anthony Di Fiore writes in the NY Times “Notes from the field” feature about his work with spider monkeys in Ecuador: “Spider monkey fathers and sons”.

Field notes

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The NY Times’ “Notes from the field” feature is following paleobotanist Bonnie Jacobs, working a fossil field locality in the Mush Valley of Ethiopia:

Lascaux anniversaire

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Bing today has made their image a beautiful photo of Lascaux, in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the cave’s discovery.

Permit problems circa 1928

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While reading the history of paleontological excavations in the Fayum, I found many articles dealing with the area’s classical archaeology. One article, by G...

Liang Bua cave

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Another Flickr find, Liang Bua cave, by Rosino (Creative Commons Share-alike license)

Shanidar photo

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I stumbled across a beautiful photo of Shanidar Cave on Flickr, by James Gordon (Creative Commons license).

Olduvai overlap

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Rex Dalton reports in this week's Nature on permit problems in Olduvai Gorge: