A group of renowned anthropologists, featuring Institute of Human Origins founding director Donald Johanson, will participate in a human origins symposium at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.
Johanson looks at Lucy's legacy
March 12, 2009
This month, Institute of Human Origins founding director and ASU paleoanthropologist Don Johanson releases a follow-up to his 1981 New York Times bestseller, "Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind." Titled "Lucy's Legacy: The Quest for Human Origins," Johanson's latest tome delves further into the meaning of his world-famous find: Lucy, the 3.2-million-year-old fossilized hominid.
TIME magazine's Lauren E. Bohn gets the scoop on "Lucy" from her discoverer, Don Johanson.
Johanson guests on NPR's Science Friday
March 3, 2009
ASU's Don Johanson stops by the NPR Science Friday studio to talk with host Ira Flatow about human origins, evolution and his major find: "Lucy," the 3.2-million-year-old hominid.
MSNBC reporter talks evolution with ASU's Johanson
February 11, 2009
MSNBC reporter Alan Boyle sits down with ASU paleoanthropologist Don Johanson to discuss Darwin, Johanson's new book and evolution past, present and future.
Early humans had "jaws of steel"
February 3, 2009
An international team of researchers that includes ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change assistant professor Mark Spencer and doctoral student Caitlin Schrein recently published findings that indicate humans 2.5 million years ago had powerful teeth and jaws to help them adapt to changes in food sources.
Marean lecture opens Nobel Conference
October 10, 2008
Curtis Marean of ASU's School of Human Evolution and Social Change and Institute of Human Origins gives the kick off lecture at this year's Nobel Conference, held at Gustavus Adolphus College.
Lucy fossil continues to inspire, educate
October 1, 2008
Lucy, the famed Australopith fossil, captivates crowds at Seattle's Pacific Science Center.
Johanson in the spotlight on Martha's Vineyard
July 11, 2008
Donald Johanson talks about his career, fame and life with Lucy in a Plum TV interview and in the pages of the Vineyard Gazette.
Port Elizabeth'sThe Herald investigates the damage being done to Pinnacle Point and speculates on the anthropological implications of the area's diminishment. Pinnacle Point has been in the news recently due to ASU paleoanthropologist Curtis Marean and his team uncovering evidence of early humans at the site.
Marean to be Nobel Conference presenter
June 6, 2008
ASU paleontologist Curtis Marean, who made international headlines last year with his discovery of the earliest dated evidence of modern humans, has been selected as a presenter for the 2008 Nobel Conference in October.
Last year, in a cave on the South African coastline, ASU paleoanthropologist Curtis Marean and his team made a startling discovery: the earliest dated evidence of modern humans. The find made headlines around the world and spurred anthropologists to rethink their evolutionary ideas. Yet, Marean and other anthropologists who continue to investigate Pinnacle Point—the scene of that remarkable discovery—face a mounting challenge: the site is being damaged by wastewater runoff.
Three faculty in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change earn tenure, while associate professor J. Marty Anderies—also associated with the Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity, the Global Institute of Sustainability and the IGERT program in Urban Ecology, as well as being affiliated faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics—is chosen as one of the university's Promotion and Tenure Exemplars.
Penn Museum's Wilton Krogman Award goes to Johanson
May 20, 2008
The Institute of Human Origin's Donald C. Johanson has been tapped by the Penn museum to receive its Wilton Krogman Award for Distinguished Achievement in Biological Anthropology.
Science hobbit story features Kimbel
April 25, 2008
Institute of Human Origins paleoanthropologist Bill Kimbel offers his opinion on hobbit find.
Johanson and Lucy share the spotlight
April 22, 2008
The Arizona Republic takes an in-depth look at Donald Johanson's and Lucy's intertwined legacy.
The year is off to a busy start for School of Human Evolution and Social Change professor Donald C. Johanson. The eminent paleoanthropologist and director of the Institute of Human Origins is poised to reap a host of accolades.
Evidence of early humans living on the coast of South Africa, harvesting food from the sea 164,000 years ago, far earlier than previously documented, is being reported by an international team of researchers including Curtis Marean, a paleoanthropoligist with ASU’s Institute of Human Origins.
In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors
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