The Story of Us! Episode 26-Hominin Reconstructions!

Join us on this episode of The Story of Us! This time on the show we have Ryan and Gabriel, two members on a team of three who are changing what it means to do Hominin cranial reconstructions!

Check it out!

We Are Expanding!!!

Hello to each and everyone of you! In the hopes of creating more conversation, and community with our readers/viewers, I would like to introduce you to our brand-new Discord Channel! Please come on by, I will admit I am not too familiar with Discord, but we can all learn along together! But I am sureContinue reading “We Are Expanding!!!”

The Story of Us-Meeting Homo habilis!!!

Happy #FossilFriday!!!

On the next episode of #TheStoryofUs show, we will be doing our second #morphology #video! This time featuring KNM-ER 1813, a #Homo #habilis #fossil, one of the most complete craniums of the species yet found!

Come join us, and get a nice, albeit brief introduction to this species, the first of the Homo lineage!

#TheStoryofUsPodcast!!!!

I’ve got something #cool to announce….now on @anchor and @Spotify, coming soon to @ApplePodcasts and more, #TheStoryofUs #PODCAST!!!! https://anchor.fm/seth-chagi

Top Ten Anthropology Audiobooks of 2021 

For those of us who live during the busy hustle and bustle of daily life, it can be hard to find time to sit down, and dedicate your mind to a good book.

Thankfully, audiobooks were, in part, created in order to make this easier!

Now, take a look at 2021’s top 10 Anthropology related audiobooks!

All of these are a great listen, and you will not regret it!

What is Paleoanthropology? (RePublish!!!)

What is Paleoanthropology? Introduction: The world as we know it, and especially how we do not know it, is an amazing thing. We discover new things each and every day. About our present world, the future of that world, and it’s past. The more we learn, the more questions we find need answering. From theContinue reading “What is Paleoanthropology? (RePublish!!!)”

Did Cooking Make Us Human?

In “Catching Fire, How Cooking Made Us Human” by Dr. Richard Wrangham, we learn about what is possibly the most important change in human, and pre-human history. Fire changed everything that our ancestors did, from how they digested food, to how they hunted and fended off predators. Fire changed how we viewed the world, it spurred on the formation of culture as we know it today, and led to massive dietary changes that allowed for the explosion in brain size we see between H. habilis and H. erectus in the fossil record. While there is little actual evidence of fire in the fossil record, at least until much more recently, it is difficult to say for sure just exactly how the first hominins came across fire, and how they used it. What possessed them to take something that they knew would be so dangerous, and apply it in the ways that they did? We may never know for sure, but we can look at the biological changes that have brought us to be where we are today, and we can trace the very roots of our many cultures to sitting around the campfire, preparing food. Dr. Wrangham proposes the “Cooking Hypothesis” in this book, which since its publication has been widely accepted, and changed the way we view early Homo. While fire may date back much earlier than we know currently, the basis of its effects remains the same. We would not be the same without fire, it has fueled our evolution and fuels the machine of our modern world. But how? 

The Importance of Lucy (Revisited)!!!

One of the first blog posts I made! Check it out! The year was 1974, and a young man named Don Johanson was surveying land in Hadar, in the Afar region of Ethiopia, Africa. The day was November 24th and the scientific community would never be the same. “They had taken a Land Rover outContinue reading “The Importance of Lucy (Revisited)!!!”