Top Five Paleoanthropology Discoveries of 2022

Remember, there is always more to learn! Paleoanthropology is the study, of the need for knowledge, of our deep shared human origins. Where do we come from? It is often a question that many of us find ourselves asking from time to time. For some, the answer is in religion, and if that works forContinue reading “Top Five Paleoanthropology Discoveries of 2022”

Skulls with Seth Episode Three-Zinj

Episode Three- Zinj  ZInj, also known as the Nutcracker Man, or more properly Zinjanthropus Bosei or Australopithecus Bosei, is a species that lived about two million years ago.  With a lifestyle and diet extraordinarily different from our own, this is a unique hominin still struggling to find its place among our braided family stream. ButContinue reading “Skulls with Seth Episode Three-Zinj”

Homo habilis: KNM-ER 1814 Skulls with Seth!

Today on this episode of Skulls with Seth, we will discuss the first of the Homo genus. Homo habilis! This is an enigmatic species that has caused a great deal of controversy surrounding it but has found itself safely nestled as the first of our genus.  We will be examining the skull of KNM-ER 1813,Continue reading “Homo habilis: KNM-ER 1814 Skulls with Seth!”

Sterkfontein Caves, a Million Years Older?

A new dating technology developed by Purdue researcher Darryl Granger is being used to re-date breccia blocks containing many of the world’s most famous South African hominin fossils. Using this new technique, (which measures the Cosmogenic Nuclides in the rock), at the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sterkfontein Caves have been famously known for theContinue reading “Sterkfontein Caves, a Million Years Older?”

A small tooth, a big surprise, and Denisovans in Laos!

A new Denisovans fossil has been discovered! This leads to further understanding of the species, and new secrets, and many more answers, which lead to more and more questions!

A Planet of Apes 

While today, there are only four species of Great Apes left walking the planet today, only of them are bipedal in their form of locomotion, or that they walk on two legs. That would be us, Homo sapiens. This, as well as many other aspects of our lives, bodies, and cultures, make us a special species, possibly the most unique to have ever walked the earth (at least the most successful). But we were not always alone…

A Planet of Apes 

While today, there are only four species of Great Apes left walking the planet today, only of them are bipedal in their form of locomotion, or that they walk on two legs. That would be us, Homo sapiens. This, as well as many other aspects of our lives, bodies, and cultures, make us a special species, possibly the most unique to have ever walked the earth (at least the most successful). But we were not always alone…

First new Oldowan Tool site discovered in 30 Years! 

In a new find detailed in Science Direct, for the first time in thirty years, researchers have discovered a new locality, or location, where Oldowan tools have been found…

Carol V. Ward-Paleoanthropology and the future of Research; The Story of Us Ep: 29

Dr. Carol V. Ward is an exceptional educator and Paleoanthropologist, learn all about her work and what she is doing to move the field forward!