All posts tagged with Rising Star

Rising Star open science profile

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Ars Technica has a very nice long profile of the Rising Star project by Lydia Pyne: “Rising Star found a new species—now it wants to find a new way for paleo...

Lichens did not grow on Homo naledi

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Earlier this summer, Francis Thackeray published a short paper in the South African Journal of Science suggesting that lichens had deposited manganese upon t...

A synopsis of our Homo naledi symposium

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American Scientist kindly invited me to write up a synopsis of our session on the biology of Homo naledi at the AAPA meetings in April. The article is now on...

Deliberate deposition and Homo naledi

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Earlier this spring, the Journal of Human Evolution published a commentary questioning our team’s interpretation of taphonomic evidence from the Dinaledi Cha...

Link: Lee Berger interviewed in Nautilus

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Nautilus is running a nice interview with Lee Berger about Homo naledi and other things: “The Man Who Used Facebook to Find an Extinct Human Species”.

Anonymous sexism in paleoanthropology

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Seems like every week, someone writes an article drawing attention to a new episode of sexism in science. Today it’s my turn to shine a light on this issue.

Link: Announcement of Homo naledi

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Last week Lee Berger and our team announced the first series of findings from the Rising Star Expedition and subsequent analyses of the hominin fossil remain...

Rising Star Workshop underway

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A number of readers have written to ask about my two-week-long blogging hiatus. I am in Johannesburg working in the new fossil vault with the Rising Star Wor...

Rising Star: Targeted excavation this week

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I’m not in South Africa this week but I am following closely as a small team of excavators is underground in the Rising Star site. I’ve posted the agenda for...

Johannesburg update

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I imagine my static website for the past three weeks left many people wondering if the Science Cafe led to my untimely demise. “Who Sciences Harder” indeed!

Rising Star Expedition: Into the collection

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Rising Star team advance scientist Elen Feuerriegel has another new post on the Rising Star Expedition blog, discussing her work with the collection after th...

Rising Star: Lee Berger tells the story

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The latest entry on the Rising Star Expedition blog is a link to the National Geographic Weekend radio show, in which Lee Berger tells the story of the disco...

Rising Star: Malapa and darkness

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My most recent post on the Rising Star Expedition blog describes the team’s “Field Trip to Malapa”. Some context from another early hominin site:

Rising Star: What we know and don't know

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Today’s blog post on the Rising Star Expedition blog provides an FAQ about the expedition’s results so far: “What We Know and Don’t Know So Far”.

Photo: Setting planet over Rising Star

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I’ve been posting Venus pictures the last couple of months as it rises in the evening sky. I swear I had no idea I’d be working on an excavation called “Risi...

Go into Rising Star with the cavers

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I just love the work of the National Geographic blogger Andrew Howley and the filmmakers onsite. This video shows the two cavers who discovered the advance c...

Rising Star: In the hot seat

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My first Rising Star Expedition update has been posted on the expedition blog: “In the hot seat”.

Setting a course for the Rising Star

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I will be flying to South Africa on Friday to take (an exceedingly small) part in a unique excavation just getting started in the Cradle of Humankind World H...