All posts tagged with Pleistocene

A look at the glacial lakes of Siberia

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Many readers in North America have heard of Glacial Lake Agassiz, Glacial Lake Missoula, Glacial Lake Bonneville, and many other large bodies of water in Nor...

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...

Anthropology 105, lecture 5: Hemoglobin

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In this lecture, I do a bit of a departure by discussing a body part that is microscopic: the hemoglobin molecule that carries oxygen inside of our red blood...

Rewilding Siberia

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The Associated Press ran an article last week about Sergey Zimov and his attempts to “rewild” a small corner of Siberia:

Genyornis in Australian rock art?

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Lots of cave paintings in Europe depict animals now extinct. Australian researchers have recently identified a rock painting as a depiction of the extinct th...

The Younger Dryas impact fizzle?

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In 2007, R. B. Firestone and colleagues published evidence of an extraterrestrial impact, roughly coincident with the onset of the cold climate event known a...

Did an ice age boost human brain size?

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What is going on? I mean, the heat this summer seems to have gotten to people’s heads. Except, it hasn’t been that hot. Heck, nothing could be hot enough for...