All posts tagged with travel

Darwin Day in St. Louis

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Next Saturday, February 9, I will be in St. Louis speaking at the Darwin Day event at Washington University: “Institute for School Partnership: 2019 Darwin D...

Upcoming lecture: Emory University

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This is a short-notice update, but if you are in the Atlanta area, I’ll be giving a lecture Thursday afternoon, February 25 for the Center for Mind, Brain an...

Upcoming lecture at Rice University

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Next Monday I’ll be delivering the 2014 Kalb Lecture for the Department of History at Rice University. The lecture will review the ways that genetics is addi...

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!

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...

Photo: Amud Cave in the rain

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I hiked to Amud Cave today with Clive Finlayson. It’s a short hike on a well-marked trail, up the Wadi Amud. The word means “pillar”, and you can see the dra...

Photo: Venus and Mount Carmel

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Tonight I had the pleasure of attending the official event recognizing the creation of the “Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel” UNESCO World Heritage S...

Photo: Qesem Cave

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I’m writing from Israel this week, where I am visiting a number of archaeological sites. Yesterday Avi Gopher and Ran Barkai generously gave me a tour of Qes...

Photo: Venus and me

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I was in Willendorf, Austria, on Sunday getting a tour of the recent archaeological work there. It is the site where the classic “Venus of Willendorf” was fo...

Visit to Georgia

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I am visiting Tbilisi this week to examine the Dmanisi skeletal collection and to shoot some footage for my upcoming massive open online course (MOOC), “Huma...

Photo: Dusk in the Cradle

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Action-packed day today as I did some filming with Matt Sponheimer and a great team of scientists doing some field ecology in the Cradle nature reserve. The ...

Photo: Swartkrans looking out

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I’m in South Africa this month doing some work, so I haven’t had time to post quite as often as usual. In the meantime, I will share a few photos as I go. Mo...

Lecture at University of Colorado, Boulder

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I’ll be flying out to Colorado next week for a lecture in Boulder. The lecture is Friday, October 12, at 4:00 pm, in Hale Science 270. I’ll be excited to see...

Photo: Vanguard Cave

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From last week’s trip to Gibraltar, here’s a view from the inside of Vanguard Cave, looking out across the Mediterranean to the east:

Gibraltar

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I’ve arrived in Gibraltar and am settling down after a fairly long travel. Here’s the view to the west toward the Strait.

Photo: Leaving Indonesia

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Mount Merapi, the active volcano outside Yogyakarta, at sunset as our car dropped us at the Solo airport:

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The anthropologist and the kurgans

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There are many stories from my travels last summer that I haven’t yet told here. I’ve been thinking that I need to get them written down, so that I’ll have m...

Grover Krantz at the museum

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Here’s another scene from the Smithsonian this weekend, this one of the mounted skeletons of the famous anthropologist Grover Krantz and his canine companion...

The ruby slippers

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I’m on the road this week in Washington, D.C. I’m participating in a workshop involving biology education in high school, at the National Museum of Natural H...

Seminar in Ann Arbor

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I will be in Ann Arbor next week visiting the University of Michigan. For those in the area, I’ll be giving a seminar next Wednesday, February 15.

Bordeaux

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I’m in Bordeaux for the rest of this week, taking part in the meetings of the Société d’Anthropologie de Paris. The city is just as beautiful as I remember!

A trip to Darwin's home

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Today I visited Down House, Charles Darwin’s home southeast of London. Mark Pallen, my gracious host from the University of Birmingham, brought us to the hou...

Ascending the Altai

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On July 3, around 20 scientists left Novosibirsk by van to drive out to the permanent field camp at Denisova Cave in the low Altai mountains. The place is 52...

A visit to Malapa

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I’m visiting at the Institute for Human Evolution at the University of Witwatersrand this week. Lee Berger has been a really wonderful host and among other t...

Tweeting from Denisova

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By the miracle of Amazon, I have been using my Kindle 3G to tweet from the Altai. It is far from an ideal blogging tool, so I will keep this to a short updat...

Out of range

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I have now reached Novosibirsk and will be offline for a bit more than a week. In the interim, this may be interesting: “ScienceOnline2011 interview with Jo...

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Our Lady of Eternal Osteology:

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Left at the altar?

My turn as a science fair judge in Italy

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Yesterday I had the distinctive experience as a judge of a scientific poster session, featuring the work of Italian high school students. The session was in ...

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In Orvieto:

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Egyptian porphyry speaks of zephyrs:

My Vatican visit

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Today I went to the Vatican Museum. I haven’t done all that many travel updates here, but I’m going to do more of them this summer because I have some intere...

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Santa Maria in Trastevere, and the moon.

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Yesterday, I spent the day in Bologna, famous for its long arcades.

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Naturalis lecture

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After yesterday’s post, I was forwarded a few pictures by the Naturalis photographer of the event Saturday:

My Leiden adventure

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I’ve just returned from a week in Leiden, the old university city of the Netherlands. I was a guest of the archaeology faculty, in particular Wil Roebroeks a...

Big Sky

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Yes, I know my class is going on right now. The students are in good hands, learning about hobbit brains. Meanwhile…

Big Sky

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I’m in Big Sky, Montana the next couple of days. Here’s a shot: