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  1. fascinating: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/books/review/fossil-men-kermit-pattison-the-sediments-of-time-maeve-leakey.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Book Review
  2. WhodamanHD

    Inside the Hominid Vault

    Professor Lee R. Berger, prolific Paleoanthropologist known for his major role in the excavations of such new species as Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi, has taken the pandemic downtime as an opportunity to share the contents of one of the most remarkable rooms in existence: the Witwatersrand Hominin vault. He’s been doing some short, informative lectures which I thought you guys might like to see. I’ve enjoyed them immensely, it’s not often we get to see the original fossils. Note: Prof. Berger has always been at the forefront of the push for open access and free flow
  3. Oxytropidoceras

    Homo naledi fossils dated (South Africa)

    "Cradle of Humankind" fossils can now be dated Maddie Bender, Earth Magazine, February 5, 2019 https://www.earthmagazine.org/article/cradle-humankind-fossils-can-now-be-dated The paper is: Pickering, R., Herries, A.I., Woodhead, J.D., Hellstrom, J.C., Green, H.E., Paul, B., Ritzman, T., Strait, D.S., Schoville, B.J. and Hancox, P.J., 2019. U–Pb-dated flowstones restrict South African early hominin record to dry climate phases. Nature, 565(7738), p.226. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0711-0 A related paper is
  4. Here’s an interesting article by Paleoanthropologist John Hawks, it details the problems CT scans can introduce when dating fossils via ESR (electron spin resonance) dating. This is particularly pertinent to paleoanthropology because of how vital exact dates are. http://johnhawks.net/weblog/reviews/geology/dating/x-ray-esr-ct-scans-2019.html
  5. It’s an exciting time to be watching paleoanthropology unfold! Since the 1990’s, the paleoanthropological community has been waiting for Little Foot the Australopithecus to make its debut. Following increased pressure to allow teams other than the one that discovered it to examine the amazing remains, (Background ) the skeleton has been open for examinations and the original team headed by Ron Clarke has been releasing and pre-releasing papers this month. The flurry of activity has been met with some opposition, especially by Lee Berger, the man behind the excavation of Au. sediba and H.
  6. I don't read a lot about hominid fossils but I try to keep up with general knowledge of recent finds and discussions. Sometimes, the various science magazines will publish a special issue on the subject and I try to pick up a copy. The September issue of Natural History is devoted to human origins with a few articles with even one on the ancient primates of the Paleocene and Eocene along with a reprinted column by the late Stephen J. Gould. I haven't read it yet but leafed through it (nice artwork and fossil photos in it). I had seen it that month at a local Barnes & Noble b
  7. Scientifically vital fossils vanish, Masol’s claim to fame in danger Siddarth Banerjee | TNN | April 30, 2018 https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/scientifically-vital-fossils-vanish-masols-claim-to-fame-in-danger/articleshow/63969904.cms 2.6-million-year-old ‘priceless’ fossil on sale for just Rs 4500 Sidharth Banerjee | TNN | July 24, 2017 https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/2-6-million-year-old-priceless-fossil-on-sale-for-just-rs-4500/articleshow/59729760.cms Some papers are: Chapon-Sao, C., Abdessadok, S., Tudryn
  8. Infographic: Field guide to Pleistocene hookups John Hawks Webblog, December 21, 2013 http://johnhawks.net/weblog/topics/humor/field-guide-pleistocene-hookups-2013.html "inaugural infographic, illustrating what we know about mating relationships from ancient DNA" The homepage is either http://johnhawks.net/weblog/ or http://johnhawks.net/weblog/articles.html . Also, there is an interesting lecture about Homo floresiensis at: Great Beasts of Legend: The Hobbits of Flores Island: Myth, Magic, Majesty of Homo floresiensis
  9. a book review of: The Hunters or the Hunted?: An Introduction to African Cave Taphonomy by C.K. Brain. 1981. The University of Chicago Press. 365 pages. Large trade paperback. Suggested retail: $55 USD. In the early years of the 20th century, paleontology was still a young science. Across the 1900's it matured as unusually-rich fossil deposits offered opportunities beyond just naming extinct species. In some cases truckloads of bones could be collected; in others numerous exoskeletons were preserved in exquisite detail. Some localities sampled more than one bed, each representing a di
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