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Paleontology, Paleoanthropology and a more Holistic Understanding of Extinct Species

I spend a lot of time researching and thinking and writing about paleontology (including paleoanthropology). What little work I have done within the field, its implications and its limitations, have shaped my perspectives far more than my time spent in books and classrooms ever could. 2,083 more words


NIH retiring its last research chimps

WASHINGTON — The National Institutes of Health is sending its last remaining research chimpanzees into retirement — as soon as a federal sanctuary has room for them. 419 more words


Journal Reviews of Social Bonding and Nurture Kinship

Reviews of my book Social Bonding and Nurture Kinship continue to appear in a range of academic journals. Here are some recent examples (with links to the originals); 408 more words

Maximilian Holland

Brain Expansion, Persistence Hunting and Cooking. A Chicken and Egg Problem in Human Evolution.

I recently read an article discussing the evolution of modern running and cooking and their respective influence on brain expansion in early Homo. I’m not directly criticizing popular theories about persistence hunting or cooking, because I’m not in a position to realistically do so. 1,784 more words


Obesity: lessons from evolution and the environment - Graded Critical Summary

Heitmann, Berit, Klaas Westerterp, Ruth Loos, Thorkild Sorensen, Karen O’Dea, Paul McLean, Tina Jensen, Joey Eisenmann, John Speakmann, Stephen Simpson, Danielle Reed, and Margriet Westerterp-Platenga. 466 more words

Biological Anthropology

The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease - Essay

Daniel Lieberman, a Harvard professor and author of The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease, argues that knowledge of human evolution is crucial in addressing and preventing the cause of current modern day diseases. 1,443 more words

Biological Anthropology

A Brief Review of the Archaeological Evidence for Palaeolithic and Neolithic Subsistence - Critical Summary

Richard’s text aims to reconstruct past Palaeolithic and Neolithic diets by analyzing the three lines of evidence that describe these diets. Evidence revolves around studying the morphological adaptations that our hominid ancestors developed, analyzing the material archaeological record, and observing direct evidence from carbon isotope analysis. 300 more words

Biological Anthropology