Hominin vs. Hominid-Are they the same?

Join me on this week’s episode of PaleoFridays at 2pm PST! Set your reminders! Lee Berger’s Article: https://worldofpaleoanthropologyhome.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/document.pdf “So, what’s in a name? The classification debate is not just a debate for the purist; it cuts to the core of our understanding of humanity’s place in nature and our evolutionary relationships with our closest livingContinue reading “Hominin vs. Hominid-Are they the same?”

Who Made the Oldest Stone Tools?-PaleoFridays

Welcome to this episode of #PaleoFridays! Sorry for the late episode, but accidents do happen!  Immobilized and feeling much better right now, thank you all for the concern and well wishes, next time I wont trip and fall!  On this week’s episode we will be discussing the oldest known stone tool complex thus far known.Continue reading “Who Made the Oldest Stone Tools?-PaleoFridays”

Sahelanthropus, the oldest representative of humanity, was indeed bipedal…but that’s not all! – Popular Archeology

Sahelanthropus, the oldest representative of humanity, was indeed bipedal…but that’s not all! – Popular Archeology — Read on popular-archaeology.com/article/sahelanthropus-the-oldest-representative-of-humanity-was-indeed-bipedal-but-thats-not-all/ Sahelanthropus, the oldest representative of humanity, was indeed bipedal…but that’s not all! – Popular Archeology I have always believed that Toumaï was the first biped, and new analysis is showing that this is the case! CheckContinue reading “Sahelanthropus, the oldest representative of humanity, was indeed bipedal…but that’s not all! – Popular Archeology”

Paleogenetics with Dr. Todd Disotell

In this episode of “The Story of Us” we featured famed geneticist and anthropologist, Dr. Todd Disotell.  Hailing from NYU, this long-time researcher and professor have made long strides in the world of paleo genetics and phylogeny during his tenure.  Moving to the University of Massachusetts to take a slight career change, Dr. Disotell hasContinue reading “Paleogenetics with Dr. Todd Disotell”

Sterkfontein Caves, a Million Years Older?

Originally posted on World of Paleoanthropology:
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYpGszYvvBs Four different Australopithecus crania that were found in the Sterkfontein caves, South Africa. The Sterkfontein cave fill containing this and…

Why is Science Communication Important?

What I do, is not the most common thing. To many people, it is not even a worthy pursuit. Some say educating is for the classroom, and for teachers only with credentials in certain fields. And of course, they have their very important place. But due to a severe lack of direction and communication withinContinue reading “Why is Science Communication Important?”

Neanderthals: Death, Mortuary, and Funeral Rites

Modern humans take great care of our dead, we revere them in many cultures, and in almost every culture we take care of our dead in one way or another.  It seems like it is something that is uniquely human, and while there is indeed a question of “What is Human?”. For now, we willContinue reading “Neanderthals: Death, Mortuary, and Funeral Rites”

In Loving Memory; Kamoya Kimeu

To donate to the GoFundMe, click on this link. Today, sad news is reaching the Paleoanthropological world as it seems to be doing often this year. We have lost many great minds of the anthropological world, from Richard Leakey, and now to the famous fossil hunter Kamoya Kimeu, most famous for discovering the Turkana BoyContinue reading “In Loving Memory; Kamoya Kimeu”

The face of the oldest hominin in Europe has been found in Atapuerca!

*To discuss and chat, and to help me out, please also view on Academia.edu! Paleoanthropology is the study of our shared Human Origins. We know from near 100 years of study, that our lineage began in Africa, somewhere between 6 and 7 mya. (Million Years Ago).  There have been numerous finds that support this theory,Continue reading “The face of the oldest hominin in Europe has been found in Atapuerca!”