All posts tagged with Homo

To fish or not to fish

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This summer I pointed to an article about the FwJj20 locality at Koobi Fora, which provides the earliest known evidence of systematic fish exploitation in th...

Polytypism and complexity

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Adam Van Arsdale considers whether a “bushy”, speciose phylogeny is actually evidence of evolutionary “complexity”: “Linearity and simplicity in the fossil r...

Carnivores and early Homo

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Ann Gibbons reports on a recent conference investigating the interaction of climate change and Plio-Pleistocene human evolution “Where’s the beef? Early huma...

Mailbag: The hominins of our discontent

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Re: “Taxonomy on tap”, where I reminded readers about my lack of a principled reason to continue using “hominid” instead of “hominin”.


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Today’s sketchbook:

Meet Homo habilis

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This station has several of the key cranial specimens of Homo habilis, together with Sts 5, the representative of Australopithecus africanus. The H. habilis ...

Aging juvenile fossil hominins

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The fossil record is not made up only of adults. We have abundant skeletal evidence from juvenile individuals of a broad range of ages. At this station you w...

Mailbag: Probing hominin origins

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This past year and half I have read and studied pre-history including most of the books, dvd's, on evolution, human origins, and all related subjects. I hav...

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...

Through the early Homo archives

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I’ve enabled the search function for the site, which you’ll find at top right on each page of the site. The search index is still rebuilding, and as I write ...

Fishy story from Koobi Fora

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I have to credit a reader for that headline, and for forwarding the paper. It’s another case of the infamous PNAS release policy. The press that came from th...