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The bone wars
Science Friction (ABC: Australia)
08.26.2017
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sciencefriction/the-bone-wars/8834252
Kimbel interviewed along with Lee Berger, Elen Feuerriegel, and Darren Curnow

Big History Project
July Exchange with Donald Johanson, Paleoanthropologist
07.11–13.2017
https://www.yammer.com/bhpteachercommunity/#/Threads/show?threadId=920166740

Rise of the Warrior Apes
Animal Planet
07.11.2017
https://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/rise-of-the-warrior-apes/full-episodes/rise-of-the-warrior-apes
Kevin Langergraber research

52246 Donaldjohanson asteroid
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/52246_Donaldjohanson

Jake Harris in Ethnoarchaeology of Fire
YouTube.com
04.05.2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xJ2zBCPsD8&t=2s
(3:37)

Jake Harris in Ethnoarchaeology of Fire (ERC Paleoarch)
YouTube.com
03.30.2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3QHqXQ4wWc
(50:24)

 


ASU News

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has banner year for philanthropy
09.13.2017
https://asunow.asu.edu/20170914-asu-news-asus-college-liberal-arts-and-sciences-has-banner-year-philanthropy
IHO Executive Board Members Laura and Herb Roskind are featured

Asteroid Day: Rock on with your space self
06.29.2017
https://asunow.asu.edu/20160629-discoveries-asteroid-day-asu-nasa-missions

ASU-led study shows how working together on patrols benefits chimps
06.27.2017
https://asunow.asu.edu/20170627-discoveries-asu-researcher-chimpanzee-patrols-territory

ASU study finds ancient ancestor had a grassy beginning
05.15.2017
https://asunow.asu.edu/20170515-discoveries-asu-study-finds-ancient-ancestors-had-grassy-beginning

Shaping her environment for excellence
04.29.2017
https://asunow.asu.edu/20170427-shaping-her-environment-excellence

ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences acknowledges Dean’s Medalists
04.21.2017
https://shesc.asu.edu/content/asu-college-liberal-arts-and-sciences-acknowledges-spring-2017-deans-medalists

Reed named new director of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change
01.10.2017
https://asunow.asu.edu/20170110-asu-news-kaye-reed-new-director-school-h...

Indiana Jones + Charles Darwin + Jane Goodall = ASU’s Anne Stone
02.15.2017
https://asunow.asu.edu/20170215-discoveries-indiana-jones-charles-darwin-jane-goodall-asus-anne-stone?utm_campaign=SFMC_Now-021617_ASU%20Now&utm_medium=email

ASU honors newest Regents’ Professors
02.02.2017
https://asunow.asu.edu/20170202-asu-news-asu-names-3-new-regents-professors?utm_campaign=SFMC_Insight+2-2-17_ASU%20Now&utm_medium=email

NASA approves mission that includes ASU-designed, -built thermal emission spectrometer
ASU News
01.04.2017
https://asunow.asu.edu/20170104-asu-instrument-fly-new-nasa-mission-distant-trojan-asteroids
“Lucy” mission announcement

 


External Media Coverage

Research evaluating early butchering practices could answer evolutionary questions
The Purdue Exponent
12.11.2017
https://www.purdueexponent.org/features/article_55943447-2cf8-5dcc-98aa-11647db3b08c.html
Marean research

New approach measures early human butchering practices
Eurekalert
12.06.2017
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/pu-nam120517.php

Chimp females who leave home postpone parenthood
Duke Today
11.20.2017
https://today.duke.edu/2017/11/chimp-females-who-leave-home-postpone-parenthood
Gilby quoted

Grantee spotlight: Joel Bray
The Leakey Foundation
10.19.2017
https://leakeyfoundation.org/grantee-spotlight-joel-bray/

Learning from Arizona State University about interdisciplinarity: A conversation with Robert Boyd
The Evolution Institute
10.16.2017
https://evolution-institute.org/article/learning-from-arizona-state-university-about-inter-disciplinarity-a-conversation-with-robert-boyd/?source=tvol

Gary Koekemoer: All our family roots here
HeraldLive.co.za (South Africa)
10.10.2017
http://www.heraldlive.co.za/opinion/2017/10/10/gary-koekemoer-family-roots/
Marean research

Evolutionary foundations of human uniqueness: Recovering patterns of cognition, cumulative culture, and cooperation
John Templeton Foundation
08.2017
https://www.templeton.org/grant/evolutionary-foundations-of-human-uniqueness-recovering-patterns-of-cognition-cumulative-culture-and-cooperation

First humans in Australia arrived thousands of years earlier than we thought
Newsweek.com
07.19.2017
http://www.newsweek.com/humans-arrived-australia-thousands-years-thought-638914
covered Marean News & Views

In fathering, peace-loving bonobos don’t spread the love
ScienceDaily.com
07.10.2017
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170710122949.htm
Langergraber research

How working together on patrols benefits chimps
ScienceBlog.com
06.28.2017
https://scienceblog.com/494917/working-together-patrols-benefits-chimps/
Langergraber

The killer chimps who don’t need a wall to keep out intruders
DailyMail.co.uk
06.20.2017
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4622774/Warrior-chimps-use-death-patrols-rivals-out.html

Generous chimps prove that humans aren’t nature’s only altruists
Inverse.com
06.20.2017
https://www.inverse.com/article/33138-chimpanzees-reward-altruism-community

True altruism seen in chimpanzees, giving clues to evolution of human cooperation
ScienceMag.org
06.19.2017
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/06/true-altruism-seen-chimpanzees-giving-clues-evolution-human-cooperation

Looking for trouble: Territorial aggressions and trespasses pay off among primates
Phys.org
06.19.2017
https://phys.org/news/2017-06-territorial-aggressions-trespasses-primates.html

Inspiration links The Beatles, a fossil and NASA mission
NASA.gov
06.01.2017
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/inspiration-links-the-beatles-a-fossil-and-a-nasa-mission
"Lucy Mission" and Johanson asteroid

Human ancestors evolved as forests gave way to grasslands
IFLScience.com
05.18.2017
http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/human-ancestors-evolved-as-forests-gave-way-to-grasslands/

Grassy beginning for earliest Homo
Science Daily
05.15.2017
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170515111616.htm
Also carried in
Phys.org https://phys.org/news/2017-05-grassy-earliest-homo.html
Laboratory Equipment http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2017/05/grassy-beginning-earlies...

New findings shift the start of human cognitive development
QSWOWNews.com (Singapore)
04.28.2017
http://www.qswownews.com/2017/04/28/new-findings-shift-start-human-cognitive-development/
Marean/Mossel Bay research

Scientists discover nine-million-year-old ape fossils in Himachal Pradesh hills
FirstPost (India)
04.27.2017
http://www.firstpost.com/living/scientists-discover-nine-million-year-old-ape-fossils-in-himachal-pradesh-hills-3408856.html

Casper College presents Dr. Donald Johanson tonight
Wyoming Business Report.com
04.20.2017
http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com/newsletter_pm/casper-college-presents-dr-donald-johanson-tonight/article_e8930816-25f2-11e7-86cb-834daf93a744.html

Final Tate Lecture Features Dr. Donald Johanson
Oil City Wyo.com
04.19.2017
https://oilcitywyo.com/events/2017/04/19/final-tate-lecture-features-dr-donald-johanson/

The paradox of human warfare explained (written by Sarah Mathew)
The Evolution Forum
04.14.2017
https://evolution-institute.org/blog/the-paradox-of-human-warfare-explai...

Paleoanthropologist Zeray Alemseged explores the origins of our shared humanity
Science Life—University of Chicago Hospitals
04.07.2017
https://sciencelife.uchospitals.edu/2017/04/07/paleoanthropologist-zeray-alemseged-explores-the-origins-of-our-shared-humanity/

Nerdy Events
New Times
03.31.2017
http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/nerdy-events-april-2017-phoenix-9168...

Yale-led study: Wild chimpanzees have surprisingly long life spans
Yale News
03.20.2017
http://news.yale.edu/2017/03/20/yale-led-study-wild-chimpanzees-have-surprisingly-long-life-spans

Researchers discover ancient primate species in India
IndiaNewEnglandNews.com
03.02.2017
http://indianewengland.com/2017/03/researchers-discover-ancient-primate-...

These chimps in Uganda enjoy really long lives
Futurity.org
03.01.2017
http://www.futurity.org/ngogo-chimpanzees-life-expectancy-1383832-2

Newfound primate teeth take a bite out of the evolutionary tree of life
Science Daily.com
02.28.2017
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170228084256.htm?platform=hootsuite

Newfound primate teeth take a bite out of the evolutionary tree of life
Phys.org
02.27.2017
https://phys.org/news/2017-02-newfound-primate-teeth-big-evolutionary.html

Ground breaking discoveries about human origins showcased at NMMU
RNews.co.ZA
02.14.2017
http://www.rnews.co.za/article/13088/ground-breaking-discoveries-about-human-origins-showcased-at-nmmu

Giving is the best way of living: Harry and Rose Papp
FrontDoors.com
02.2017
http://magazine.frontdoorsmedia.com/February%202017/#14

6 million years ago, otters the size of wolves roamed China’s wetlands
The New York Times
01.25.2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/science/wolf-sized-otters-china.html

Remains of wolf-like ancient otter discovered in China
CNN.com
01.24.2017
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/24/asia/china-ancient-otter/index.html

Ancient otter of unusual size unearthed in China
ScienceNews.org
01.24.2017
https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/ancient-otter-unusual-size-unearthed-china

Enormous otters once roamed southwestern China
ScienceMag.org
01.23.2017
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/01/enormous-otters-once-roamed-southwestern-china?utm_source=newsfromscience&utm_medium=facebook-text&utm_campaign=whyiotter-10624

Africa’s mammals may not be able to keep up with the pace of climate change
TheConversation.com (author John Rowan)
01.18.2017
http://theconversation.com/africas-mammals-may-not-be-able-to-keep-up-with-the-pace-of-climate-change-70427

New species of primate is named after “Star Wars”
NationalGeographic.com
01.11.2017
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/01/star-wars-skywalker-hoolock-gibbons-primates

 


Noted + Quoted

New evidence of mysterious Homo Naledi raises questions about how humans evolved
Scientific American
05.10.2017
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-evidence-of-mysterious-homo-naledi-raises-questions-about-how-humans-evolved
Curtis Marean quoted

ASU Anthropology program ranking
CWUR
11.09.2017
http://cwur.org/2017/subjects.php#Anthropology
The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) publishes the only global university rankings that measure the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions. Top 1000 universities in the world; ASU = 110 on world rankings, 56 U.S. rankings; ASU #1 in U.S. for Anthroplogy

What it Takes—Lee Berger
VOA—What it Takes
11.10.2017
https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/what-it-takes-lee-berger/4082410.html
Johanson and Lucy noted

Crocs take a bite out of claims of ancient stone-tool use
Science News
11.06.2017
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/crocs-take-bite-out-claims-ancient-stone-tool-use
Marean quoted

Ancient animal and human bone cuts could be the work of crocodile teeth instead of early butchers
Science
11.06.2017
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/11/ancient-animal-and-human-bone-cuts-could-be-work-crocodile-teeth-instead-early-butchers
Marean and Jacob Harris opinion in email to Science noted

Experts question hominoid origin of 9.7-million-year-oild teeth from Germany
Research Gate
11.06.2017
https://www.researchgate.net/blog/post/experts-question-hominoid-origin-of-9-7-million-year-old-teeth-from-germany
Jay Kelley quoted

Humans today have even more Neanderthal DNA than we realized
Gizmodo.com
10.05.2017
https://gizmodo.com/humans-have-even-more-neanderthal-dna-than-we-realized-1819182225
Anne Stone quoted

Ancient humans avoided inbreeding by networking
Science News
10.05.2017
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-humans-avoided-inbreeding-networking
Kim Hill quoted

Paleoanthropologist presents discoveries
The Crimson White
10.25.2017
http://www.cw.ua.edu/article/2017/10/paleoanthropologist-presents-discoveries
Lee Berger credits Johanson and Lucy with inspiration

Exquisite skeleton of Neanderthal kid offers clues to human evolution
Gizmodo
09.21.2017
https://gizmodo.com/exquisite-skeleton-of-a-neanderthal-kid-offers-clues-to-1818623952
Gary Schwartz quoted

Neandertals and early modern humans probably didn’t meet at rumored rendezvous site
ScienceMag.org
09.04.2017
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/09/neandertals-and-early-modern-humans-probably-didn-t-meet-rumored-rendezvous-site
IHO Research Council member Geoff Clark quoted

Aborigines came here 20,000 years before megafauna vanished
The Weekend Australian
07.20.2017
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-science/aborigines-came-here-20000-years-before-megafauna-vanished/news-story/80ede41895cdebc007a93a3e89e8a73f

Australia was colonized by humans 20,000 years before we first arrived in Europe, says new study
Independent.co.uk
07.19.2017
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/australia-human-colonisation-20000-years-before-europe-first-people-study-madjedbebe-mirarr-a7849421.html
Marean quoted

Change: Is it good?
The News-Gazette
06.12.2017
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-06-12/change-it-good.html
Johnson opinion in "Changes at University of Illinois"

Earliest fossil evidence of Homo sapiens found in Morocco, rewriting the story of our species
Los Angeles Times
06.07.2017
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-homo-sapiens-morocco-20170607-htmlstory.html
Curtis Marean quoted

Earliest fossil evidence of Homo sapiens found in Morocco
The Gazette
06.06.2017
http://gazette.com/earliest-fossil-evidence-of-homo-sapiens-found-in-morocco/article/feed/467239
Curtis Marean quoted

Incredible discovery pushes back origin of Homo sapiens by 100,000 years
Gizmodo.com
06.06.2017
http://gizmodo.com/incredible-discovery-pushes-back-origin-of-homo-sapiens-1795885082
Curtis Marean quoted

What vampire bats can teach us about cooperation
The Christian Science Monitor
05.25.2017
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0525/What-vampire-bats-can-teach-us-about-cooperation
Joan Silk quoted

Ape that lived in Europe 7 million years ago could be human ancestor, controversial study suggests
The Washington Post
05.22.2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/05/22/ape-that-lived-in-europe-7-million-years-ago-could-be-human-ancestor-controversial-study-suggests/?utm_term=.d520909fd58f
Jay Kelley quoted
Also in
Controversial study claims apes and human ancestors split in Southern Europe
SmithsonianMag.com
05.22.2017
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/controversial-study-claims-apes-and-human-ancestors-split-southern-europe-180963426/
Also in
A controversial study suggests new origin for humanity
TechTimes.com
05.23.2017
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/207998/20170523/a-controversial-study-suggests-new-origin-for-humanity.htm
Also in
7.2-million-year-old ape in Europe could be human ancestor
TechTimes.com
05.24.2017
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/208140/20170524/7-2-million-year-old-a...

New evidence of mysterious Homo naledi raises questions about how humans evolved
Scientific American 
05.10.2017
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-evidence-of-mysterious-homo-naledi-raises-questions-about-how-humans-evolved/
Curtis Marean quoted

Homo naledi may have lived at around same time as humans
ScienceNews.org
05.09.2017
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/homo-naledi-may-have-lived-around-same-time-early-humans
Johanson quoted

Earliest dental fillings discovered in 13,000-year-old skeleton
FoxNews.com
04.25.2017
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/25/earliest-dental-fillings-discovered-in-13000-year-old-skeleton.html
Alejandra Ortiz quoted

Open sourcing Lucy, the world’s most famous fossil
Arts Technica
01.02.2017
http://arstechnica.com/science/2017/01/open-sourcing-lucy-the-worlds-most-famous-fossil/

Neanderthals were people, too
The New York Times Magazine
01.11.2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/magazine/neanderthals-were-people-too.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&region=CColumn&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&src=me&WT.nav=MostEmailed