Posts Tagged ‘homo’

Skull Shakes Family Tree

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
skulls, homo, erectus, sapien, habilis, rudolfensis, ergaster, humans, hominins, zeray alemseged

By Molly Michelson The discovery of a very complete skull in Dmanisi, Georgia is shaking up the human family tree. Last week in Science, researchers reported finding a Homo skull with both an intact cranium and mandible (lower jaw). A finding so complete is quite rare, and this particular specimen displays characters and features that […]

Friday Roundup

Friday, October 18th, 2013
communication, humans, elephants, monkeys, marmosets, African, pointing, conversation, polite, language, toothpicks, Homo, Neanderthal, current biology

This week’s offerings of science news headlines include smart elephants, polite marmosets and ancient toothpicks.

The Ability to Throw

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
throwing, hominin, hominid, homo, erectus, human, evolution, baseball, football

When you watch a pitcher wind up and throw a fastball down the middle, you’re seeing millions of years of human evolution and adaptations in action.

Early Human Diets

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
humans, hominins, Zeray Alemseged, teeth, diet, australopithecus, afarensis, dikika, ancestors, plants, homo, anthropology

The old saying “You are what you eat” takes on new significance in the most comprehensive analysis to date of early human teeth from Africa.

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