All posts tagged with fossils

Quote: The importance of skeletons

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For a research paper, I was re-reading some parts of the edited volume that describes the “Kadanuumuu” skeleton from Woranso-Mille, KSD-VP-1/1. This quote fr...

A view of the Little Foot skeleton

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Paleoanthropologist Ron Clarke and the University of the Witwatersrand made a big splash last week with the public unveiling of one of the most important hom...

Palming Homo erectus

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New Scientist reports on Carol Ward’s presentation at the AAPA meetings, describing a new metacarpal of Homo erectus from West Turkana: “Stone tools helped s...

Zhirendong puts the chin in China

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A 100,000-year-old modern human from China? That’s the claim made by Liu and colleagues Liu:Zhirendong:2010, who report on a mandible and isolated teeth from...

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 ...