Kadanuumuu, distant relative of Fossil Lucy, discovered in Ethiopia
By: D. Vogt
Kadanuumuu is the name given to the fossilized remains of a male Australopithecus afarensis in Ethiopia, found in 2005 and dated to about 3.5 million years ago. The find has been both exciting and controversial because early analysis suggests Kadanuumuu (whose name is local...
Aquatic ape hypothesis: Did early human evolution include an aquatic phase?
By: D. Vogt
The aquatic ape hypothesis is a theory that, at some point in the past several million years ago, the ancestors of Homo sapiens lived on the seashore and spent enough time in the water that their bodies developed a number of adaptations to an aquatic...
What is evolution?
By: Slawomir Puk
To answer the question very simply, evolution is the process by which living things on our planet Earth have changed and developed from the algae-like forms of which there is evidence in ancient rocks, into the many varied plants and animals which we can see...
By: Patrick Stephen Baker
Neanderthals lived in Ice Age Europe between 350,000 and 30,000 years ago. Neanderthals are considered a sub-species of humans and called Homo sapiens neanderthalensis and now that we know that modern humans share about 4% of our DNA with Neanderthals the the sub...
How forensic anthropologists collect evidence
By: Frances Stanford
The discovery of bones is an occasion that calls for the expertise of a forensic anthropologist. One of the most popular TV shows featuring this class of professionals is aptly named “Bones.” Although one cannot take everything seen on this show at face...
By: Patrick Stephen Baker
The fact that we humans are different from our ape cousins is self evident. We have bigger brains, walk upright and we make and use tools. But ever since the publication in 1871 of Charles Darwin’s “The Descent of Man” the question was...
Is DNA evidence as reliable as forensic evidence?
By: Paris Kaye
In an effort to circumvent the legislative process, Acting Commissioner Sean M. Byrne of the Division of Criminal Justice Services sent letters to all District Attorney Offices throughout New York State imploring them to add DNA collection to all misdemeanor plea bargains. Acting Commissioner Byrne...
Introduction to the Stone Age
By: Jerges Cervantes
The Stone age was the early term used to describe the beginning time when humans, or our distant ancestors, began to use stone as tools. It is then furthered into two more periods of time known as the Bronze age and the Iron age respectively...
Tool-making hominids: Zinjanthropus boisei
By: D. Vogt
Zinjanthropus boisei, also known as Australopithecus boisei and Paranthropus boisei, was an early tool-making hominid which lived between 1.2 and 2.6 million years ago in Africa. The first Zinjanthropus boisei specimen was discovered by Mary Leakey in the Olduvai Gorge in the 1950s...
Technology issues created by irrational human behavior
By: Matthew J. Geiger
Power outages in the modern world are a nuisance that come about when a hot summer day is combated by everyone cranking up their AC units or when a severe weather knocks down some power lines. Even the most protracted outages in the US, which...

 

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