All posts tagged with paleonews

Dinosaur property war

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Phillip Pantuso of the Guardian reports on the legal battle over the ownership of significant dinosaur fossils: “Perhaps the best dinosaur fossil ever discov...

A Denisovan news article

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A nice article by Ewen Callaway has just come out in Nature looking at the current scientific scene regarding the mysterious Denisovans: “Siberia’s ancient g...

Dmanisi and dispersal of Homo from Africa

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Discover last April ran a feature article about the finds from Dmanisi. They have made this available online: “The First Humans to Know Winter”. Dmanisi is i...

Lee Berger named to Time 100

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Lee Berger had been named one of the “Pioneers” in the Time 100 Most Influential People. It’s quite an accomplishment for any anthropologist to make such a l...

Link: Pääbo wins award

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Some nice coverage of Svante Pääbo in the Washington Post on the occasion of him winning one of the 3-million dollar “Breakthrough Awards” last week: “3 scie...

Link: Extinction of other human species

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Melissa Hogenboom of BBC Earth asks, “Why are we the only human species still alive?” The article features Jean-Jacques Hublin, John Shea and Nicholas Conard...

Lazaret frontal

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Julien Riel-Salvatore points to news from Lazaret Cave, France: “170,000 year-old human skull fragment found at Lazaret”. There’s a new 170,000-year-old fron...

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:

Drilling down career choices

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Gretchen sends this link: “Seven rock-solid careers from the Stone Age. A little slide show with some recent anthro-stories, including:

Tim Time

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Time magazine has named paleoanthropologist Tim White as one of its 2010 top 100 influential people. Sean B. Carroll provides a short profile of White’s rece...

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 embargo story

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Ivan Oransky writes “Embargo Watch”, which reports on issues related to journal embargoes and science reporting. His story about the Malapa embargo “break” l...

Krapina Neandertal museum

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Reuters correspondent Zoran Radosavljevic reports on the recent opening of the new museum at Krapina, Croatia. The museum is devoted to Neandertals, and repr...

Tetratracks

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Matthew Cobb writes about the Devonian tetrapod trackway story, including:

Archaeology of bling

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This is sort of sad: National Geographic News’ “Top Ten Archaeology” stories of 2009. The top four all involve buried treasure of some kind.

The year's big paleoanthropology stories

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Last year, I complained that paleoanthropology had been exceptionally boring. One piece of evidence was the year-end retrospective in Discover about the top ...

Sterkfontein news

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My Google alerts have been going off the last couple of days about Sterkfontein. I know nothing about any new discoveries, but the Times (South Africa) has r...

Headlines…

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“Necklaces reveal early man’s intelligence”– Norman Hammond of the Times (UK) reports on possible Acheulean drilled fossil sponges.

Ancient Earth rocks may be on Moon

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Simulations have shown that ejecta from ancient impacts on Earth may have landed safely on the Moon, allowing future astronauts to search for ancient traces ...

Snapshots of the science

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The new Human Origins hall at the American Museum is the occasion for a big Newsweek story, with the tagline, "The New Science of Human Evolution". Author S...

New carnivore found on Borneo

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This news story in the Sydney Morning Herald describes it, and has a secret-nighttime-flash picture.

Leakey interview in Der Spiegel

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Der Spiegel is running an interview with Richard Leakey, noted paleoanthropologist and conservationist. The interview covers the Kenya elephant population, ...

Sasquatchiana

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The AP reports on the Texas Bigfoot Conference:

News trickling about Liang Bua

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I am seeing news reports this morning about this week's upcoming paper in Nature about the Homo floresiensis bones.

Tobias memoir published

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Speaking of Phillip Tobias, The Sunday Independent is carrying a long interview of Tobias discussing his autobiography. Google says the site is subscription...

New Sterkfontein visitors' center opening

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Several articles in the South African press have covered the opening of the new visitors' center at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site. The one wit...

Diagnosing science reporting

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The Guardian is running a great editorial about why (and how) science reporting is bad: OK, here's something weird. Every week in Bad Science we either v...

Frontiers of human origins

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This month's Discover came in the mail today. In celebration of their 25th anniversary, their issue is devoted to "Frontiers of Science", with articles cove...

New Dmanisi skull – the news catches up

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The story of the new Dmanisi skull hit the American news today. Nothing new compared to my post of two weeks ago, based on reports in the Georgian press.

Carnival of the Future

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The current "Carnival of the Future" is featuring this post from a few days ago, as a lead-off to the topic of future evolution in humans. Check it out for ...

The World Summit on Evolution

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On the Scientific American website, there is a long article by Michael Shermer (editor of Skeptic magazine), describing his trip to the World Summit of Evol...

A new Tangled Bank

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If you haven't seen it before, the Tangled Bank is a science carnival -- a compilation of weblog posts on science and medicine from some of the best online ...

Protsched!

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The Guardian has this story on the ouster of Prof. Dr. Reiner Protsch von Zeiten from the University of Frankfort. In another opportunity for creationists t...