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ASU Catalyst: NASA satellite images of our solar system
06.12.2019
https://azpbs.org/catalyst/2019/06/catalyst-nasa-satellite-images-of-our-solar-system/
Features the Lucy Mission and Don Johanson

ASU researchers find earliest known site of intensive toolmaking
KJZZ
06.07.2019
http://kjzz.org/content/985891/asu-researchers-find-earliest-known-site-intensive-toolmaking

Lucy in the sky with asteroids
Planetary.org
04.24.2019
http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2019/0424-2019-lucy-levison-olkin-sekerak.html

Cradle of human culture
Cradleofhumanculture.co.za
April 2019
https://www.cradleofhumanculture.co.za/map
Mossel Bay interactive website

ASU expert: Too soon to call Philippine remains new Homo species
KJZZ.org
04.15.2019
https://science.kjzz.org/content/878191/asu-expert-too-soon-call-philippine-remains-new-homo-species

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Arizona Public Media
04.15.2019
https://www.azpm.org/p/home-articles-news/2019/4/15/149703-asu-expert-too-soon-to-call-philippine-remains-new-homo-species/

Kimbel radio interview on Homo Luzonensis discovery

CARTA Symposium—10th Anniversary
03.23.2019
Bill Kimbel and Anne Stone presentations
https://carta.anthropogeny.org/events/carta-10th-anniversary-revisiting-agenda

Johanson Human Origins ASM 246 (EdX link)
https://ea.asu.edu/courses/human-origins-asm-246

Curtis Marean: Survivors on the edge of land and sea: How coastal life shaped the evolution of our species
Lecture: Aquarium of the Pacific
01.19.2019
http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/multimedia/player/lecture_archive_curtis_marean

 


ASU News

Choose the generous reward
09.20.2019
https://iho.asu.edu/news/choose-generous-reward

Exploring Grand Canyon geology through the eyes of ASU experts
06.28.2019
https://asunow.asu.edu/20190628-global-engagement-exploring-grand-canyon-geology-through-eyes-asu-experts

The College honors Pearce family legacy with conference room unveiling
06.19.2019
https://asunow.asu.edu/20190619-college-honors-pearce-family-legacy-conference-room-unveiling

Oldest flaked stone tools point to the repeated invention of stone tools
06.03.2019
https://asunow.asu.edu/20190603-oldest-flaked-stone-tools-point-repeated-invention-stone-tools

New evidence for why there are changes in mammals’ spinal columns
05.210.2019
https://iho.asu.edu/news/new-evidence-why-there-are-changes-mammals-spinal-columns

Anthropology meets genetics to tell our collective story
04.23.2019
https://asunow.asu.edu/20190423-discoveries-dna-anthropology-genetics

The history of humanity is in your face
04.15.2019
https://iho.asu.edu/news/history-humanity-your-face

Can technology improve even though people don’t understand what they are doing?
04.01.2019
https://iho.asu.edu/news/can-technology-improve-even-though-people-dont-understand-what-they-are-doing
https://asunow.asu.edu/20190401-can-technology-improve-even-though-people-don%E2%80%99t-understand-what-they-are-doing

Human impacts erode cultural diversity in chimpanzees
03.07.2019
https://asunow.asu.edu/20190307-global-engagement-asu-researchers-human-impacts-erode-behavioral-diversity-chimpanzees

Stories of the Grand Canyon
02.25.2019
https://asunow.asu.edu/20190225-arizona-impact-asu-voices-grand-canyon
Mentions IHO Grand Canyon trip


External Media Coverage

A scientist witnessed poachers killing a chimp
The Atlantic
08.01.2019
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/08/death-chimpanzee/595303/ 

A breakthrough in the mystery of why women get so many autoimmune diseases
The Atlantic
06.18.2019
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/06/women-autoimmune-diseases-pregnancy/591901

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PNAS—Stone tool paper coverage 06.03.2019 

Stone tools were invented multiple times
Archaeology
06.03.2019
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7694-190603-ethiopia-stone-tools?fbclid=IwAR3YhLmcO00Ihp1NNNgVszmCM0xZ5DxNw8EcxTklHI-rcMAm2ao1KH4um5M 

Prehistoric humans invented stone tools multiple times, study finds
Independent.co.uk
06.03.2019
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/tools-invention-prehistoric-human-oldowan-stone-weapons-arizona-state-university-a8942261.html

ASU researchers find earliest known site of intensive toolmaking
KJZZ
06.07.2019
http://kjzz.org/content/985891/asu-researchers-find-earliest-known-site-intensive-toolmaking 

World’s oldest tool kit unearthed in Africa dating back over 2.6 million years
Mirror.co.uk
06.03.2019
https://www.mirror.co.uk/science/worlds-oldest-tool-kit-unearthed-16248189

Oldest flaked stone tools point to the repeated invention of stone tools
Nature World News
06.04.2019
https://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/41341/20190604/oldest-flaked-stone-tools-point-to-the-repeated-invention-of-stone-tools.htm

First tool kit crafted by early humans has just been found in Africa
News18.com
06.04.2019
https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/worlds-first-tool-kit-crafted-by-early-humans-has-just-been-found-in-africa-2171511.html

Earliest flaked-stone tools found in Ethiopia
Penn State News
06.04.2019
https://news.psu.edu/story/576469/2019/06/03/research/earliest-flaked-stone-tools-found-ethiopia

Oldest flaked stone tools point to the repeated invention of stone tools
Phys.org
06.03.2019
https://phys.org/news/2019-06-oldest-flaked-stone-tools.html

Researchers find 2.6-million-year-old Oldowan tools in Ethiopia
Sci-News.com
06.05.2019
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/oldest-oldowan-tools-07257.html 

Oldest flaked stone tools point to the repeated invention of stone tools
Science Daily
06.03.2019
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190603151658.htm

Hominids may have been cutting-edge tool makers 2.6 million years ago
Science News (Bruce Bower)
06.03.2019
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/homo-genus-earliest-stone-tool-artifacts-ethiopia-contested

Humans may have been crafting stone tools for 2.6 million years
Smithsonian
06.04.2019
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/humans-have-been-crafting-stone-tools-26-million-years-180972346/ 

New dig site proves stone tools were invented earlier than previous estimate of 2.58 million years ago
Tech Times
06.04.2019
https://www.techtimes.com/articles/244149/20190604/new-dig-site-proves-stone-tools-were-invented-earlier-than-previous-estimate-of-2-58-million-years-ago.htm 

Research: Oldest flaked stone tools point to the repeated invention of stone tools
Tunisiersoir.com
06.04.2019
http://www.tunisiesoir.com/science/research-oldest-flaked-stone-tools-point-to-the-repeated-invention-of-stone-tools-16701-2019/

Prehistoric stone tools were invented multiple times before becoming a staple
AME Science
06.03.2019
https://www.zmescience.com/science/archaeology/prehistoric-stone-tools-discovered-02062019/

End PNAS Stone tool coverage***************

 

A new paper reveals the amazing evolution of the human face
Sciencealert.com
04.22.2019
https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-how-the-human-face-evolved-to-look-the-way-it-does

Human face evolved because of diet, social structure
Brinkwwire.com
04.21.2019
http://en.brinkwire.com/science/human-face-evolved-because-of-diet-social-structure/

Human face evolved because of diet, social structure
Tech Times.com
04.16.2019
https://www.techtimes.com/articles/241666/20190416/human-face-evolved-because-of-diet-social-structure.htm

The history of humanity in your face
Science Daily.com
04.15.2019
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190415113813.htm

Humans produced complex technology without understanding it
InterestingEngineering.com
04.06.2019
https://interestingengineering.com/humans-produced-complex-technology-without-understanding-it

Ancient humans might have had a marrow advantage
The Atlantic.com
04.04.2019
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/04/a-marrow-advantage/586444/

To boost brainpower, ancient hominins sought fat before meat
Undark.org
04.02.2019
https://undark.org/2019/04/02/fat-hominin-brains/

Did humans develop better technologies without knowing why they worked?
BostonGlobe.com
04.01.2019
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/04/01/did-humans-develop-better-technologies-without-knowing-why-they-worked/cC5r8CyBakn8dWyKLBhyQL/story.html 

How ancient diets shaped our brains
PSMag.com (Pacific Standard)
03.29.2019
https://psmag.com/environment/how-our-early-diets-shaped-our-early-brains

Ticket to ride: Cleveland museum marks anniversary of historic ‘Lucy’ find
Columbus Dispatch
03.24.2019
https://www.dispatch.com/entertainmentlife/20190324/ticket-to-write-cleveland-museum-marks-anniversary-of-historic-lucy-find

Cleveland Museum of Natural History exhibit ‘Finding Lucy: Our first steps in discovery’ to open this Saturday
WKYC.com
03.21.2019
https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/history/cleveland-museum-of-natural-history-exhibit-finding-lucy-our-first-steps-in-discovery-to-open-this-saturday/95-45e79708-910e-4ad8-be8f-eb8852f06314

Get to know Lucy, one of humanity’s earliest ancestors
Patch.com
03.21.2019
https://patch.com/ohio/cleveland/get-know-lucy-one-humanitys-earliest-ancestors

Mossel Bay Archaeology
Planeta.com
03.21.2019
https://planeta.com/mossel-bay-archaeology/

Chimpanzee behavioral diversity is reduced by human impact
Earth.com
03.07.2019
https://www.earth.com/news/chimpanzee-behavioral-diversity-human-impact/ 

Human impacts erode behavioral diversity in chimpanzees
Phys.org
03.07.2019
https://phys.org/news/2019-03-human-impacts-erode-behavioral-diversity.html

New Yale study claims human ancestors chose fat, not meat
Yale Daily News
02.19.2019
https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2019/02/19/new-yale-study-claims-human-ancestors-chose-fat-not-meat/

Early ancestors’ taste for fat reveals new clues to human evolution
News Medical Life Sciences
02.06.2019
https://www.news-medical.net/news/20190206/Early-ancestors-taste-for-fat-reveals-new-clues-to-human-evolution.aspx

Taste for fat may have made us human
Tribune India
02.06.2019
https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/science-technology/taste-for-fat-may-have-made-us-human/724917.html

A taste for fat may have made us human
Science Daily
02.05.2019
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190205161420.htm

Humans may have emerged from scavenging big game, eating brains and marrow
Current Anthropology
02.2019
https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/journals/ca/pr/181214?mobileUi=0&

Clues to resistance
1,100 Words—Duke University
02.2019
https://research.duke.edu/clues-resistance
Ian Gilby research

 

Noted and quoted                                                                                                                               

 

***********Nature—A. Anamensis coverage—Bill Kimbel quoted

Ethiopian fossil reveals face for ancestor of famed ‘Lucy’
ABC News
08.28.2019
https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/ethiopian-fossil-reveals-face-ancestor-famed-lucy-65245219 

Ethiopian fossil reveals face for ancestor of famed ‘Lucy’
AP News
08.28.2019
https://www.apnews.com/5b82345e7b2647d4a6d9c7d0d4546efd

Ancient fossil reveals face of early human ancestor
CBS News
08.28.2019
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ancient-fossil-reveals-face-of-early-human-ancestor-lucy/

3.8-million-year-old fossil reveals face of Lucy’s ancestors
Los Angeles Times
08.28.2019
https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2019-08-28/lucy-ancestor-face

‘Unprecedented’ skull reveals face of human ancestor
National Geographic
08.29.2019
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/08/unprecedented-fossil-skull-reveals-face-of-human-ancestor/

New fossil reveals face of ‘Lucy’ ancestor who lived almost 4 million years ago
NBC News
08.28.2019
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/new-fossil-reveals-face-lucy-ancestor-who-lived-almost-4-ncna1047431

We’ve finally found a skull from one of our most important ancestors
New Scientist
08.28.2019
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2214670-weve-finally-found-a-skull-from-one-of-our-most-important-ancestors/

Ethiopian fossil reveals face for ancestor of famed ‘Lucy’
NewsMax.com
08.28.2019
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/lucy-fossil-ancestor-human/2019/08/28/id/930391/

Fossil from Ethiopia reveals face for ancestor of famed ‘Lucky’
PBS NewsHour
08.28.2019
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/fossil-from-ethiopia-reveals-face-for-ancestor-of-famed-lucky

Stunning ancient skull shakes up human family tree
Science Magazine
08.28.2019
https ://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/08/stunning-ancient-skull-shakes-human-family-tree 

A 3.8 million-year-old skull reveals the face of Lucy’s possible ancestors
Science News
08.28.019
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/australopithecus-anamensis-skull-reveals-face-lucy-possible-ancestors

A. anamensis hominin skull could recast our human family tree
The Scientist
08.28.2019
https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/a—anamensis-hominin-skull-could-recast-our-human-family-tree-66363 

Ethiopian fossil face could be ancestor of famed ‘Lucy’
VOA News
08.31.2019
https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/ethiopian-fossil-face-could-be-ancestor-of-famed-lucy-/5063356.html

Scientists put a face on an ancient human ancestor
Wall Street Journal
8.28.2019
https://www.wsj.com/articles/scientists-put-a-face-on-an-ancient-human-ancestor-11567011601?mod=hp_lead_pos10   [paywall]

*************Lucy mention only

3.8-million-year-old skull in Ethiopia an evolution game-changer
AlJazeera
08.29.2019
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/08/38-million-year-skull-ethiopia-evolution-game-changer-190829055202695.html

‘All bets are off’ on which ape was humanity’s ancestor
BBC.com
08.28.2019
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49486980

Revealing the new face of a 3.8-million-year-old early human ancestor
CNN
08.25.2019
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/28/world/early-human-skull-discovery-australopithecus-anamensis-scn/index.html

Secrets of ‘Lucy’ ancestor revealed in ‘remarkably complete’ 3.8-million-year-old skull
FoxNews.com
08.28.2019
https://www.foxnews.com/science/lucy-ancestor-skull-ethiopia-discovered

MRD cranium—the face of Australopithecus anamensis
SciNews—YouTube
08.28.2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ard0V7ldjcY

Skull of humanity’s earliest known ancestor changing how we view evolution
The Vintage News.com
09.05.2019
https://www.thevintagenews.com/2019/09/05/australopithecus/
(Don Johanson and Lucy mentioned)

End Anamensis noted and quoted********************

Gorillas has developed humanlike social structure, controversial study suggests
Science
07.17.2019
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/07/gorillas-have-developed-humanlike-social-structure-controversial-study-suggests
Kim Hill quoted

Discoveries could be ‘missing link’ to understanding Native American ancestry
CNN.com
06.06.2019
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/06/world/siberia-ancient-people-scli-intl-scn/index.html
Anne Stone quoted

Who were the ancestors of Native Americans? A lost people in Siberia, scientists say
New York Times
06.05.2019
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/science/native-americans-genetics-siberia.html
Anne Stone quoted 

Ancient DNA reveals complex story of human migration between Siberia and North America
Smithsonian Mag
06.05.2019
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ancient-dna-reveals-complex-story-human-migration-between-siberia-and-north-america-180972356/

Was our brain growth kick-started by ancestors scavenging bone marrow from animal carcasses?
Genetic Literacy Project.org
05.13.2019
https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/05/13/was-our-brain-growth-kick-started-by-ancestors-scavenging-bone-marrow-from-animal-carcasses/
Jessica Thompson research crediting IHO/ASU

Homo naledi may have lived at around same time as early humans
Science News (Bruce Bower)
05.09.2019
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/homo-naledi-may-have-lived-around-same-time-early-humans
Johanson quoted/Lucy noted

From the field: Chris Gilbert, India
Leakey Foundation.org
04.23.2019
https://leakeyfoundation.org/from-the-field-chris-gilbert-india/
Campisano research in India

How a new human species challenges textbook histories
Christian Science Monitor
04.11.2019
https://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2019/0411/How-a-new-human-species-challenges-textbook-histories
Kimbel quoted

‘Hobbit’ human story gets a twist, thanks to thousands of rat bones
National Geographic
03.12.2019
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/03/hobbit-humans-story-gets-twist-from-thousands-of-rat-bones
Authored by IHO-affiliated graduate student Paige Madison

The fight for control over virtual fossils
Nature
03.06.2019
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00739-0
ASU/Lynn Copes Tommasini and Lynn Lucas are mentioned. 

ULA will launch NASA’s Lucy spacecraft ‘in the sky with diamonds’ to study asteroids
ClickOrlando.com
02.01.2019
https://www.clickorlando.com/news/space-news/ula-will-launch-nasas-lucy-spacecraft-in-the-sky-with-diamonds-to-study-asteroids