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The Famous Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska

The famous Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska:

Dr. Lewis Binford (1931 – 2011) spent 1969 living with a Nunamuit group to understand their way of life. He was particularly interested in the material culture of this group. 41 more words

Human Evolution

Millet Seed & Shoemakers' Gauges: Knowing the First Neanderthal

How to make sense of a skull

Imagine this scenario: you are handed a skull. That’s all you’ve got, no other information. The skull is only partial, but it’s relatively large, approximately the size of a human skull. 795 more words

History Of Science

The team behind Ötzi the Iceman reconstructed his vocal cords using a series of CT scans. They announced the project back in February. After recontrustrion of the length of the larynx, they then  101 more words


September 23 Link Roundup

Turns out the Great Pacific Garbage Patch isn’t what we thought, but it’s hard for people to conceptualize environmental devastation without concrete objects on which to focus. 404 more words


How did we get here? DNA shows single migration from Africa 50,000 to 80,000 years ago populated world

Modern humans evolved in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago. But how did our species go on to populate the rest of the globe?

The question, one of the biggest in studies of human evolution, has intrigued scientists for decades. 1,062 more words


Did Lucy Fall From A Tree And Die?

Four decades after the discovery of Lucy, her remains are quite possibly the most famous discovery in paleoanthropology and one of the more important. The impact of finding a nearly entire skeleton from a 3.2 million year old hominid revealed a lot about human evolution. 395 more words