All posts tagged with Qafzeh

Notable: The cranial injury of Qafzeh 11

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Notable paper: Coqueugniot H, Dutour O, Arensburg B, Duday H, Vandermeersch B, Tillier, A-M. (2014) Earliest Cranio-Encephalic Trauma from the Levantine Midd...

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...

Qafzeh teeth like Neandertals

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Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg and Donald Reid report on the perikymata spacing of a sample of fourteen anterior teeth from Qafzeh. These are “early modern humans...

The two "out of Africas"

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Another of the craniometric stories going around this week (Discovery News) proposes that early Levantine modern humans (Skhul-Qafzeh) and Pleistocene Austr...

At last, the death of the Toba bottleneck

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It is no secret that I really don't like the hypothesis that the massive ancient eruption of Mt. Toba, Sumatra, wiped out much of the worldwide human popula...

Shell beads at three corners of Africa

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Bouzouggar et al. (2007) report on a series of perforated Nassarius shell beads found in a layer dating to ca. 82,000 years ago in Grotte des Pigeons, Moroc...


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OK, NEWS FLASH: "Out of Africa dispersal was not as simple as once thought."

Lab teaching in anthropology

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The AP reports that high school science labs are poor. The story comes out of a study by the National Research Council.

Playing games with dates

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Two papers in the in the current (May 13, 2005) Science and an accompanying commentary focus on the mtDNA evidence relating to human dispersals into South a...