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It is with great sadness that I report on the third major loss for Paleoanthropology just in 2022. Yesterday, as we reported, we lost who was to many, a beloved teacher, mentor, family, and friend. Dr. Bill Kimbel passed away from his harsh, but brave fight against cancer.


The first new site where Oldowan tools have been found, in thirty years, has been located in the Kenyan Rift Valley in an extinct volcano! While these are your standard set of Oldowan tools, there are some interesting aspects about where they were found. Check it out!


A new stone tool industry has recently been discovered in China, dating to around 40 thousand years ago. With the first traces of Red Ochre in China, this is a very exciting and interesting find!


The migration patters of Anatomically Modern Humans (AMH) is a fascinating and ever changing science. A new paper suggests that modern humans were in Europe, with the Neanderthals 10k years longer than we thought!


For decades now it has been thought that Homo erectus was the first true hunter among the Homo lineage, and while that may be true, it seems there is a great deal left undetermined…did eating meat really make us human?


New Dates for the Oldest AMH from Eastern Africa announced! Published in Nature earlier this week, the Omo 1 remains have now been more accurately dated to 36k years older! Be sure not to miss this big headline!


Today, we have some breaking news coming out of the labs and research of Dr. Jeremy DeSilva, friend of the show, and Dr. Ellie McNutt! NEW FOSSIL FOOTPRINT ANALYSIS AT LAETOLI!!!! WAS IT A BEAR?


Yet again, amazingly more news coming from Lee Berger’s Team in South Africa, this time on Sediba! Catch the latest news! Check Back on Nov. 23rd at 5 AM Pacific to catch the news!!! (It will be linked here later in the day, be sure to visit the “Blog” section at 5AM!


Once again, Lee Berger Et al. has made an amazing announcement that will change the face of Paleoanthropology forever, literally. Be sure not to miss it!


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