All posts tagged with Israel

A human evolution exhibit in Israel

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The biological anthropologist Israel Hershkovitz has a nice essay in Nature discussing a new exhibit at the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History’s Dan David ...

Link: Looking at the Misliya Cave maxilla

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Bruce Bower last week had a nice article about the new Misliya Cave dating in Science News: “An ancient jaw pushes humans’ African departure back in time”.

Photo: Amud Cave in the rain

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I hiked to Amud Cave today with Clive Finlayson. It’s a short hike on a well-marked trail, up the Wadi Amud. The word means “pillar”, and you can see the dra...

Photo: Qesem Cave

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I’m writing from Israel this week, where I am visiting a number of archaeological sites. Yesterday Avi Gopher and Ran Barkai generously gave me a tour of Qes...

Photo: Qafzeh 11 and Qafzeh 9

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This week I’ve been at the Vienna Natural History Museum to do some work. It’s one of the great museums of the world, and they have a new human evolution exh...

The fishy spaces of the Middle Pleistocene

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In Science this week, Nira Alperson-Afil and colleagues report on recent excavations at Gesher Benot Ya’aqov, Israel. I saw some of this research presented a...