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New Clues to Our Ancestors' Mobility

New Clues to Our Ancestors' Mobility

Australopithecus afarensis (the species of the well-known “Lucy” skeleton) was an upright walking species, but the question of whether it also spent much of its time in trees has been hotly debated for 30+ years, partly because a complete set of A. afarensis shoulder blades has never before been available for study.

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The Twinsburg John Doe: Forensic Reconstruction

The Twinsburg John Doe: Forensic Reconstruction

The Twinsburg John Doe case is an especially tough one, and the Summit County Police Department and the Medical Examiner’s office need help identifying this man.  No dental records have been found that match his teeth.  I hope my facial reconstruction will jog someone’s memory, and that he will be recognized. Background for Twinsburg Case […]

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SF Scientist Discovers Earliest Tool Use by Human Ancestors

SF Scientist Discovers Earliest Tool Use by Human Ancestors

A Bay Area researcher found evidence that an ancient human ancestor was using stone tools nearly a million years earlier than previously documented.

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Future History: Plastic Water Bottles – take our poll

Future History: Plastic Water Bottles – take our poll

What does our use of bottled water say about us? View our 2-minute TV short "Future History: Plastic Water Bottles" to take a look from the perspective of an anthropologist from the distant future, and the take our poll below: "Do you plan to change your bottled water habits?" ( polls) Josh Rosen is Series […]

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