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Hominid/ape/primate fossils - Why arent they sold often?
FF7_Yuffie posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionHi Im wondering if there is a reason hominid fossils dont come up for sale much. I think all ive seen for sale was a misidentified bone and a bit of jaw. Are they just not desirable? I can definitely see why some people wouldnt want them, so do sellers not get them just because theres no market. Or are they just extremely rare? Or other reasons, like most found end up being studied? I imagine even small, isolated bones would be of more scientific interest than an isolated dino bone. Cheers
Dragon of Eden
ZBranch posted a topic in Fossil IDI found these on public land in Austin, Tx already unearthed. They look like they could our predecessors, intelligent reptilian bipedal. Any thoughts or information from anyone would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Two-million-year-old skull of human 'cousin' unearthed
Thomas.Dodson posted a topic in Fossil NewsFor those with an interest in hominin paleontology this article describes the discovery of a significant find, a Paranthropus robustus skull. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-54882214 Here is a link to the actual paper in Nature Ecology and Evolution (paywalled). https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-020-01319-6
Seeking ancestral commonalities with modern human body type
Darbi posted a topic in Fossil NewsHuman fossils and human evolution are one of my favorite paleobiology topics to read, anyway... https://phys.org/news/2020-07-ancestral-commonalities-modern-human-body.html?fbclid=IwAR3xY_ryIR7f8q2yb_DdkgCu9D0qYzgPh6L-VGfv22d5y6Ew6wOKwtUVK88 Markus Bastir et al. Rib cage anatomy in Homo erectus suggests a recent evolutionary origin of modern human body shape, Nature Ecology & Evolution (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41559-020-1240-4
New Hominin species uncovered in the Philippines
WhodamanHD posted a topic in Fossil NewsI don’t think anyone has posted this yet, but for those interested: The remains known as “Callao Man” and a few other fragments from a cave in Luzon, Philippines, have been described and places into the new species Homo luzonensis, a designation that is sure to cause a stir in the paleoanthropological community. It is based on very few and very fragmentary remains, and is rather young at around 50,000-67,000 years old. One hopes more remains (maybe a skull) will be found in future excavations so that scientists can get a more complete picture of what we are dealing wit
ID on early hominid skull
MaastrichianGuy posted a topic in Fossil IDi need help on identifying this early hominid skull including the species and notable name that i saw and took of in a skeleton museum in orlando florida?
Homo Erectus Clay Replica
Trilobiting posted a topic in Paleo Re-creationsSo yeah, this took me about a week to make. I handpainted it, and tried to add as much detail as I can. It isn't accurate, but it seems good to me. What do you think? (sorry for the stuff and stickers in the background, my little nieces came over )
Trilobiting posted a topic in Paleo Re-creationsS So, here's an inaccurate recreation of what Proconsul africanus may have looked like. My teacher asked our class to draw a picture of anything associated with human evolution. I also decided to sketch a small picture of a skull of Proconsul. So, yeah, that's pretty much it. (sorry for the bad quality, I took the picture on my iPad :\/ )