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2020 Media Coverage


Multimedia

Curtis Marean interview
The Dissenter
04.17.2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wyxt6rWesSg&feature=youtu.be

Ancient ancestors had slow-growing but apelike brains
KJZZ.org
04.01.2020
https://kjzz.org/content/1512576/ancient-ancestors-had-slow-growing-apelike-brains
https://fronterasdesk.org/content/1512576/ancient-ancestors-had-slow-growing-apelike-brains
Radio interview with Bill Kimbel 

Expedition Unknown: Revealing Our Ancient Ancestors
Discovery Channel
02.20.2020
https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/expedition-unknown/full-episodes/revealing-our-ancient-ancestors

 


ASU News

A universal human psychological response
04.22.2020
https://asunow.asu.edu/20200422-universal-human-response 

When three species of human ancestor walked the Earth
04.02.2020
https://asunow.asu.edu/20200402-when-three-species-human-ancestor-walked-earth 

Skull scans reveal evolutionary secrets of fossil brains
04.01.2020
https://asunow.asu.edu/20200401-discoveries-skull-scans-reveal-evolutionary-secrets-fossil-brains 

ASU researcher leads viewers into ‘Expedition Unknown’
02.25.2020
https://iho.asu.edu/news/asu-researcher-leads-viewers-expedition-unknown 

Regents Professor Joan Silk earns alpha status
02.07.2020
https://iho.asu.edu/news/regents-professor-joan-silk-earns-alpha-status

Is human cooperativity an outcome of competition between cultural groups?
02.04.2020
https://iho.asu.edu/news/human-cooperativity-outcome-competition-between-cultural-groups 

ASU ancient DNA lab reveals secrets in chimpanzee teeth
01.17.2020
https://asunow.asu.edu/20200117-asu-ancient-dna-lab-reveals-secrets-chimpanzee-teeth 

 


External Media Coverage

When 3 species of our ancestor roamed the Earth
The Free Press Journal
04.04.2020
https://www.freepressjournal.in/science/when-3-species-of-our-ancestor-roamed-the-earth 

Human ancestor Homo erectus found to have existed earlier than previously believed
HindustanTimes.com
04.04.2020
https://www.hindustantimes.com/more-lifestyle/human-ancestor-homo-erectus-found-to-have-existed-earlier-than-previously-believed/story-s8zSKWT3JOhvBK2EWGWwEL.html 

All who wander are not lost
Science
04.03.2020
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6486/34 

When three species of human ancestor walked the Earth
Science Blog.com
04.03.2020
https://scienceblog.com/515194/when-three-species-of-human-ancestor-walked-the-earth/

Skull fossils in cave show mix of human relatives roamed South Africa
New York Times
04.02.2020
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/science/skulls-africa-caves.html

When three species of human ancestor walked the Earth
Heritage Daily.com
04.02.2020
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/04/when-three-species-of-human-ancestor-walked-the-earth/127172

Researchers find apelike brain in human ancestor
Florida State Univesity News
04.01.2020
https://news.fsu.edu/news/2020/04/01/researchers-find-apelike-brain-in-human-ancestor/ 

Skull scans reveal evolutionary secrets of fossil brains
Phys.org
04.01.2020
https://phys.org/news/2020-04-skull-scans-reveal-evolutionary-secrets.html

Non IHO-noted coverage (Lucy mentioned)

Baby steps: This ancient skull is helping us trace the path that led to modern childhood
The Conversation
04.10.2020
https://theconversation.com/baby-steps-this-ancient-skull-is-helping-us-trace-the-path-that-led-to-modern-childhood-130535

More clues to the story of our past
CosmosMagazine.com
04.02.2020
https://cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/more-clues-to-the-story-of-our-past 

Lucy’s brain was part ape, part human
Gizmodo.com
04.01.2020
https://gizmodo.com/lucys-brain-was-part-ape-part-human-1842617947

‘Lucy’s baby’ suggests famed human ancestor had a primitive brain
Science
04.01.2020
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/04/lucy-s-baby-suggests-famed-human-ancestor-had-primitive-brain#
YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oswl1N1uLZU (shows a photo of Don)

Lucy’s species heralded the rise of long childhoods in hominids
Science News
04.01.2020
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/lucy-species-brain-skull-heralded-rise-long-childhoods-hominids 

Big-brained ancient ape was in no hurry to grow up
The Times (subscription needed to real full article)
04.02.2020
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/big-brained-ancient-ape-was-in-no-hurry-to-grow-up-zj7hx99z9

Ancient human relative Lucy’s brain was surprisingly ape-like
UPI.com
04.01.2020
https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2020/04/01/Ancient-human-relative-Lucys-brain-was-surprisingly-ape-like/3981585757321/?rc_fifo=1

Is human cooperativity an outcome of competition between cultural groups?
Phys.org
02.04.2020
https://phys.org/news/2020-02-human-cooperativity-outcome-competition-cultural.html

 

 


 

Noted and Quoted

What did our ancestors die of?
Psychology Today
03.24.2020
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/sex-murder-and-the-meaning-life/202003/what-did-our-ancestors-die
Kim Hill research noted 

Forget ‘affiliative bonds.’ Animals have friends just like we do.
New York Times
01.28.2020
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/28/books/review/friendship-lydia-denworth.html
Joan Silk research noted 

What happens when we’re too old to be ‘useful’?
BBC.com
01.22.2020
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-50673645
Kim Hill research noted

Pop culture may evolve at the same rate as birds and bugs
Wired
01.20.2020
https://www.wired.com/story/pop-culture-may-evolve-at-the-same-rate-as-birds-and-bugs/
Charles Perreault research noted