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The First to Name a New Hominin Species: Remembering William King

Neanderthals are arguably the most well known hominin species (other than our own) that have ever existed. Thanks to their European inhabitance and widespread burial practices, paleoanthropologists have tons of Neanderthal individuals to study and make sense of. 881 more words

History Of Science

Rickety Cossacks and an Fi50 Reminder...


Before we get into the meat (and bones) of today’s book, allow me to remind you that Fiction in 50 will be kicking off for June on Monday. 1,043 more words


The Rickety Cossack: A Great Title & Moment in History

I’m currently reading the new history of paleoanthropology book by Ian Tattersall of the American Natural History Museum. As an established paleoanthropologist and author of multiple captivating books on the history of his science, Tattersall’s name is generally enough to raise attention for a new publication. 915 more words

History Of Science

The Border Between Non-Human and Human: History and the Ledi-Geraru Jaw

When it comes to science, history matters. A scientific discipline’s history tells us how concepts were formed, how ideas have spread, and, in this case, how old debates can resurface with new fossils. 603 more words

History Of Science

Australopithecus deyiremeda: What's interesting and what's questionable about the fossils so far

On Wednesday, a team led by Yohannes Haile-Selassie of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History announced a fossil discovery. They argue that these fossil fragments constitute a new species of hominin. 1,056 more words


Say Hello to Australopithecus deyiremeda, A Newly Discovered 3.4 Million Year Old Hominid

A study published in Nature today announces the 2011 discovery of Australopithecus deyiremeda a hominid that lived between 3.3 and 3.5 million years ago. The species is represented by a maxilla, mandible and dentition found in the Woranso-Mille area of the Afar region of Ethiopia about 22 miles from the spot where the remains of… 211 more words