The Human Family Tree?

PREMIERING AT 6PM PACIFIC *Sorry this one is only in 720p, I will not be using Zoom again for this* If anyone does have recording software recommendations, I would most appreciate it. In this episode of Paleofridays, we will discuss the terms “Family Tree” and “Braided Stream” and why one is more appropriate for humanContinue reading “The Human Family Tree?”

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!”

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…

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…)”

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!