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Journey to Belize: Lab Work

This entry details events that took place on May 25, 2017; immediately following the occurrences described here.

When I awoke on the morning of May 25, I was not at my best. 721 more words

Travel

Earliest Human Habitation of Australia Finally Dated Conclusively to 65,000 Years Ago

The oldest axe in the world has been found in Australia, and it is 65,000 years old. This pushes back the previously considered window of earliest Australian human population by thousands of years. 212 more words

Heading for the smoke that thunders

As the rain drips over soggy England, I’m putting the final touches to the kit I’m taking out to sunny Zambia – five separate items of luggage so far – and counting. 723 more words

Victoria Falls

A New Timeline -- and an Old Brain -- for Homo Sapiens

Anthropologists recently made a fascinating discovery: Homo sapiens fossils found in Morocco date back 300,000 years. Until about a week ago, we thought our species reaches back only 200,000 years. 180 more words

1. Human Origins & The Paleolithic

The Duke and I, on being human

Corporate grit. That’s how I think of the myriad little things that used to irritate me when I worked in corporate world.

One of those bits of grit was the term, ‘human resources’.  1,646 more words

Thinking, Or Ranting, Or Both

Experimental and model-based approaches to studying artifact use-life

Matthew Douglass and colleagues recently published a paper entitled Core Use-Life Distributions in Lithic Assemblages as a Means for Reconstructing Behavioral Patterns in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory… 463 more words

Experiments

Homo Erectus Had Human-like Cognition 1.8 mya!!

A new study by the Indiana University suggests “human-like” ways of thinking may have evolved 1.8 mya.  This conclusion was reached, “By using highly advanced brain imaging technology to observe modern humans crafting ancient tools…” 394 more words

Erectus