Written with the Help of AI in Google Docs Science communication is the process of sharing scientific information with the public. It can be done through various channels, including news media, social media, public talks, and educational materials. Science communication is essential for several reasons. First, it helps to build public understanding of science. PeopleContinue reading “Why is Science Communication Important?”
Category Archives: anthropology
Prehistoric Art and Human Cognition
Does prehistoric art show insights into the cognition of early humans? There are many things we do not know about how our advanced thought processes came about, is our ancient art a window into that?
Who Was Our Last Common Ancestor With Neanderthals?
Who was the #LastCommonAncestor of #ModernHumans and #Neanderthals? We may not a great deal, but there are so many missing puzzle pieces. Learn about what we do know, and see how we are filling in the gaps today!
Homo naledi on its way to Copenhagen?
Homo naledi is a mysterious human relative that lived in South Africa about 300,000 years ago. It had a mix of primitive and modern features, such as a small brain, a human-like foot, and complex social behavior. It also had a unique way of disposing of its dead: it deliberately carried them into a deep,Continue reading “Homo naledi on its way to Copenhagen?”
Bridging Biomes: Exploring The First Beringian Migrations
Changes in climate and the environment have been one of the major reasons for human migrations throughout history, even more dynamically so in hunting communities as prey animals can only adapt to these through movement. One such set of journeys occurred along the Bering coast, perhaps commencing as early as 37.5 thousand years ago, resulting in the colonisation of the Americas.
Why Science Communication Matters: The Case of Human Origins
Why is SciComm important? What role does Science Communication have in Human Origins education and research? Read on to find out more about this critical practice!
Thoughts on Human Hibernation
Hibernation is a word many of us will be familiar with, as it is a strategy that some animals living today in Northern latitudes employ to cope with the harsh winter months. However, does there exist potential for humans to hibernate too? And beyond that, did any of our ancient hominin relatives do so inContinue reading “Thoughts on Human Hibernation”
Ghost DNA and Human Evolution
Coauthored with the New Bing What is a ghost lineage in terms of human evolution? How is ancient DNA obtained, and how do we know who is missing? What evidence do we have to support whom we think the species is? Has the species been identified? How long ago did this introgression of DNA occur?Continue reading “Ghost DNA and Human Evolution”
The First Homo?
What was the first Homo species? Was it K. platypus, the Lomekwian toolmakers, or the 1470 fossil ancestor? How do we know? Read my blog post to find out! #paleoanthropology #humanorigins #Homo
Did Homo naledi “Bury” their Dead?
The term “Bury” holds many connotations with it, so with this word, are we yet comfortable saying that Homo naledi buried their dead? Read on to find out!