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Nobel prize for Svante Pääbo
rocket posted a topic in Fossil NewsGreat news Today the nobel prize committee decided to give the nobel price (medicine) to the famous researcher Svante Pääbo. Svante is swedish, but works in germany (Leipzig) for many years. He is a researcher in human evolution, found out the parts of our genom comes from the neandertaler (we mixed some years ago ) and identified the denisova-man. So, this nobel-prize is something like a half-medicine, half-palaeontology-prize. And Svante (we met some times on conferences many many years ago) is a great person. Congrats, Svante!
Ancient Jersey teeth find hints at Neanderthal mixing
Thomas.Dodson posted a topic in Fossil NewsA group of UK scientists reexamined a group of late stage Neanderthal teeth from the early 1900s with modern techniques such as CT scanning. They discovered a mix of new characteristics indicative of both modern Homo sapiens and Neanderthal, more evidence supporting a gradual absorption of Neanderthals into emerging modern human populations. Article Link Published Paper Link (Not free access)
Increased Environmental Variability Triggered Human Behavioral Change Over 300,000 Years Ago
Scylla posted a topic in Fossil NewsTool kits stayed similar from 700,000 Years ago until this climatic shift 320,000 years ago and then our tools got more diverse and sophisticated. https://phys.org/news/2020-10-turbulent-era-human-behavior-years.html#lightbox
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
No volcanic winter in East Africa from ancient Toba eruption.
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsNo volcanic winter in East Africa from ancient Toba eruption. The supereruption 74,000 years ago did not trigger major environmental disruption that caused human populations in East Africa to decline, say geoscientists. University of Arizona, February 6, 2018 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180206151850.htm https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/no-volcanic-winter-east-africa-ancient-toba-eruption The paper is: Chad L. Yost, Lily J. Jackson, Jeffery R. Stone, Andrew S. Cohen. Subdecadal phytolith and charcoal records from
Did a supernova prompt humans to walk upright?
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsMassive supernova could have made humans walk upright, study says. Researchers claim cosmic particles bombarded Earth’s surface at such high levels forests turned to savannah Phoebe Weston, The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/massive-supernova-explosion-star-humans-walk-upright-hominins-space-news-adrian-melott-a8932966.html Researchers wonder if ancient supernovae prompted human ancestors to walk upright by University of Kansas https://phys.org/news/2019-05-ancient-supernovae-prompted-human-ancestors.html The paper
My visit to the Natural History Museum, London
Jaimin013 posted a topic in A Trip to the MuseumOn Sunday I took a trip to the Natural History Museum in London. I queued up before it opened at 10am and even before then there was a long queue. I have not visited this museum since I was a child and spent an entire day there (10am to 4.30pm - a long time). I was surprised as it is a lot bigger than I remembered and there was so much to see. This place has the most wonderful things and is an incredible place to learn. The museum showcases a Baryonyx, Sophie the Stegosaurus (the world's most complete Stegosaurus) and more! The moving Trex and Deinonychus are also really realistic in the way t
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?
Andrews' Perspectives On Geographic Origin Of Human Ancestors
DD1991 posted a topic in Questions & AnswersWith regards to early studies of the geographic origins of mankind's relatives, it's important to know that Australopithecus was discovered two years after Roy Chapman Andrews went to Mongolia to try to find the earliest human ancestors. I know that Andrews never found early human ancestors in Mongolia and Australopithecus is three million years older than any of the early human beings discovered before Andrews' expedition to Mongolia, but Andrews and Osborn did not expect a human relative to be found in Africa. Would Andrews have considered the possibility of Africa being the cradle of mankin