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Researchers discover rare fossil ape cranium in China
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Doctoral graduate lived in wild Tanzania for primate research
Evolutionary Anthropology graduate student Samantha Russak spent 12 months from 2010–2011 in the backcountry of western Tanzania investigating the community ecology of chimpanzees, near the village of Issa in the Ugalla region, by observing resource use by both the chimpanzees and their competitors. Read the full article >
IHO at the "cutting-edge" of research in early tool technologies
Two published papers—one each in Nature and Science—document a two-step process of projectile weapon evolution that ultimately allows modern humans to conquer the planet—building a projectile and then figuring out how to hurl it with greater distance and accuracy with assisted leverage—the root of everything from hurling spears to artillery to spaceships whipping around planets.
AUGUST 2013 How many uncontacted tribes are left in the world? IHO researcher Kim HIll weighs in on impact of initial interactions between previously isolated tribes in South America and modern society.
JUNE–AUGUST 2013 Where does the Australopithecus sediba species falls on family tree? Three articles feature commentary or analysis by Kimbel and Johanson. More in Current News.
JUNE 2013 How to really eat like a hunter-gatherer: Why the Paleo diet is half-baked. Article cites Kim Hill's research on indigenous life.
MAY 2013 "Lucy" fossil returns to Ethiopia (video and article)