All posts tagged with Sterkfontein

Australopithecus prometheus: is it real?

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Lee Berger and I have a new article out in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology that looks at what may be the biggest issue in hominin taxonomy for ...

A view of the Little Foot skeleton

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Paleoanthropologist Ron Clarke and the University of the Witwatersrand made a big splash last week with the public unveiling of one of the most important hom...

Photo: Sterkfontein

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This morning I went on an awesome visit to Sterkfontein, guided through the subterranean parts of the excavations by site manager Dominic Stratford. What an ...

Meet Australopithecus africanus

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This station has several casts of remains attributed to the species, Australopithecus africanus. This was the first australopithecine species discovered, and...

A look at Little Foot

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Along with the papers on the Malapa hominins, Science this week published a news story by Michael Balter that is a profile of Ron Clarke and his work on the ...

Through the early Homo archives

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I’ve enabled the search function for the site, which you’ll find at top right on each page of the site. The search index is still rebuilding, and as I write ...

A Sterkfontein visit

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After this week’s description of the new public accessibility of the Dmanisi site, a reader sends a link to a tour of Sterkfontein by The Guardian’s David Sm...

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...

"Spacecraft all over the Pliocene"

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Rex Dalton has a great two-page article in Nature about the bush vs. ladder dispute. It keys off of the Middle Awash Australopithecus anamensis article by Wh...

A ladder, not a bush?

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Tim White and colleagues (2006) report on new fossils from Aramis and a new site, Asa Issie, with estimated dates between 4.1 and 4.2 million years ago.

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...

Sterkfontein variability

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In a 2002 paper on cranial remains from Sterkfontein, Lockwood and Tobias write the following in a section called "Are there multiple hominin species from S...

Age of hominids from Sterkfontein

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A recent spate of articles has carried on a debate about the age of the Sterkfontein hominids. Sterkfontein is a complicated site, including several distinc...

Chemistry and early hominid diets

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The chemical analysis of bones to interpret diet rests on the observation that different foods vary in the composition of different chemical elements or iso...