Toumaï takes the Crown Once Again! The First Bipedal Hominin!

*Join the discussion on Academia.edu * For decades now, there has been a tenacious argument on who the first bipedal hominid was. There are a few contenders, dating to around 6.5-7 mya, While there has been a great deal of controversy, new analysis may shed light on who the first biped in our family streamContinue reading “Toumaï takes the Crown Once Again! The First Bipedal Hominin!”

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!”

Best Anthropology Audiobooks to listen to (or read) in 2022!

There are so many good reads out there, but sometimes in our busy lives we find it difficult to find time to sit down and pick up a good book. That is what Audiobooks are for! And here are some of the best on the subject! Check it out!

The Earliest Stone Tools…Not Oldowan?

*Updated with more Accurate Information* If you would like, and can, please also view on Academia.edu Lithic technology, or stone tool complexes, are extraordinarily important to the human story. It is part of what makes us so utterly unique, despite the fact that other creatures in the animal kingdom, such as Chimps and Bonobos useContinue reading “The Earliest Stone Tools…Not Oldowan?”

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!

Dating Stone Tools Directly? New dating at Olduvai proves its possible! 

One of the most important aspects of paleontology, is the ability to place things on a timeline, or a map of existence. Knowing when and where something came from, is critical to understanding its place and role in the natural world. Being able to know when something lived, and when it dates to is critical to Paleoanthropology, and our understanding of Human Origins. 

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…

Exciting Podcast Announcement!!!

I am so proud and excited to introduce you to “The Story of Us” podcast! Catch the first episode for free, and subscribe for $2.99 a month to support Science Communication and STEM in Human Origins!

Top Nine* Anthropology Podcasts of 2022 (So far…)

*Update* Check out the big news!: Very #exciting #announcement! For some of us, the chase for knowledge is never ending, and the need to learn as much as we can is insatiable. Trust me, I am one of those people, and I understand the importance of balancing modern day life, work, family etc. with academicContinue reading “Top Nine* Anthropology Podcasts of 2022 (So far…)”