Australopithecus

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Name: Australopithecus
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Australopithecus hoosierensis

Contrary to accepted opinion, Indiana is not populated by and large by Homo sapiens , but rather, by a deceptively human-appearing species of nasty, stupid, erect-walking ape, . Australopithecus hoosierensis differs markedly from its cousin, Australopithecus ... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Anthropology Prof. John Hawks and UW-Madison students dig up crucial remnants of early hominids

Despite being from Kansas, Dr. John Hawks had never seen storms like he experienced in South Africa."They had lightning like I've never seen it," says the University of Wisconsin-Madison anthropology professor. "One day, the science tent nearly blew over ... [Published Isthmus Daily Page - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Eyrie with a view into past

IT "was an evil brief", grins University of the Witwatersrand palaeontologist Lee Berger, talking about the steel "lab" erected out in the bush where his son Matthew found a fossilised clavicle in 2008.Matthew Berger’s find, at the age of nine, led to ... [Published BDlive - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Tourists to gain access to excavations for hominid bones in South Africa

Paleoanthropologist Prof Lee Berger, who discovered the Australopithecus sediba, peers into the Cradle Of Humankind site in South Africa. Photograph: Barcroft MediaWith brio and a brown fedora that have earned comparisons with Indiana Jones, Professor ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

The prehistoric hand axe gets a 21st century makeover: Designers combine world's oldest tool with modern technology

About 1.4 million years ago the ancestors of modern man constructed what is believed to be the first-ever tool: the hand axe.And now designers of reimagined what those primitive tools might be like if they came face to face with modern architecture.The ... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

7 Awesome Discoveries Made by Kids

By Elizabeth Palermo, Staff WriterDate: 02 September 2014 Time: 12:32 PM ETPaleontologist, biologist, astronomer: These might sound like job titles for grown-ups, but adults aren't the only ones who fill these important roles.Children — with their endless ... [Published LiveScience.com - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Taung Child was not as advanced for his age as thought

One of South Africa’s most famous fossil finds, the Taung Child, is still a candidate as a modern human ancestor, despite new evidence showing that it does not have modern human-like skull features, experts say.Identified nearly 90 years ago by University ... [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Taung, metopism, and hominin brain evolution [Anthropology]

Ralph L. Holloway a , 1 , Douglas C. Broadfield b , and Kristian J. Carlson c , d , e a Department of Anthropology, Columbia University , New York, NY 10027; b Department of Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University , Boca Raton, FL 33431; c Evolutionary ... [Published PNAS - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 10 2014 - Updated Aug 10 2014 - 1 reports

The raw facts behind raw food

Before you embark on that raw food diet or go palaeo, consider the human evolution ...I FELT a little funny writing up this article – not funny in a ha-ha way, just a wry sort of funny, like the look between good pals who’ve spotted someone inappropriately ... [Published thestar.com.my - Aug 10 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

I Don’t Love Lucy: The Bad Science in the Sci-Fi Thriller

Now there are three Lucys I have to keep straight: The 3.2 million year old Australopithecus unearthed in Ethiopia in 1974; the eponymous star of the inexplicably celebrated 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy; and, most recently, the lead character—played by Scarlett ... [Published TIME.com - Jul 28 2014]
First reported May 23 2014 - Updated May 23 2014 - 1 reports

My Take

My Angel...My Maa From the cradle to the study table, From slates to 180-paged notebooks. From As and Bs to American hegemony and Belgian ethnicity, From adding 2 and 2 to get 4 to knowing 1 and 1 make 11. From pressing shift and ctrl to writing codes ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - May 23 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

With human ancestors, the devil is in the details

See the notches at the top of these two casts of ancient hominid mandibles? If you were a paleoanthropologist, you would spend your days arguing about the shape of those notches and their deeper possible meanings. In 2010, the scientists who found ... [Published Boing Boing - Apr 18 2014]

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[tt] Gowlett, Gamble, and Dunbar: Human Evoluti... [Published TranshumanTech - Sep 24 2014]
Australopithecus hoosierensis [Published Examiner.com - Sep 21 2014]
Anthropology Prof. John Hawks and UW-Madison st... [Published Isthmus Daily Page - Sep 17 2014]
Eyrie with a view into past [Published BDlive - Sep 11 2014]
Tourists to gain access to excavations for homi... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 05 2014]
The prehistoric hand axe gets a 21st century ma... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 04 2014]
7 Awesome Discoveries Made by Kids [Published LiveScience.com - Sep 02 2014]
Taung Child was not as advanced for his age as ... [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Aug 28 2014]
Taung, metopism, and hominin brain evolution [A... [Published PNAS - Aug 26 2014]
The raw facts behind raw food [Published thestar.com.my - Aug 10 2014]
I Don’t Love Lucy: The Bad Science in the Sci-F... [Published TIME.com - Jul 28 2014]
My Take [Published Calcutta Telegraph - May 23 2014]
With human ancestors, the devil is in the details [Published Boing Boing - Apr 18 2014]
[tt] Edge 2014 Question: What Scientific Idea I... [Published TranshumanTech - Feb 04 2014]
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[tt] Gowlett, Gamble, and Dunbar: Human Evoluti... [Published TranshumanTech - Sep 24 2014]
Gowlett, Gamble, and Dunbar: Human Evolution and the Archaeology of theSocial BrainCurrent AnthropologyVol. 53, No. 6, December 2012John Gowlett, Clive Gamble, and Robin DunbarJohn Gowlett is Professor at the School of Archaeology, Classics, andEgyptology, ...
I Don’t Love Lucy: The Bad Science in the Sci-F... [Published TIME.com - Jul 28 2014]
Now there are three Lucys I have to keep straight: The 3.2 million year old Australopithecus unearthed in Ethiopia in 1974; the eponymous star of the inexplicably celebrated 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy; and, most recently, the lead character—played by Scarlett ...
With human ancestors, the devil is in the details [Published Boing Boing - Apr 18 2014]
See the notches at the top of these two casts of ancient hominid mandibles? If you were a paleoanthropologist, you would spend your days arguing about the shape of those notches and their deeper possible meanings. In 2010, the scientists who found ...
[tt] Edge 2014 Question: What Scientific Idea I... [Published TranshumanTech - Feb 04 2014]
Something for everyone and much to infuriate you. I esp. dislike attemptsto explain away free will, causation, space, time, and so on. They shouldbe explained, not explained away. I read them all pretty carefully, exceptthe articles on cancer, for I don't ...
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