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ASU News

How baboon and human friendships are different—and alike
09.05.2018
https://asunow.asu.edu/20180905-discoveries-monkeying-around-pals-asu-anthropologists
Joan Silk research

Roughing it, done right
08.02.2018
https://asunow.asu.edu/20180802-global-engagement-asu-grad-students-travel-tips
IHO graduate students Andrew Bishop and Irene Smail featured

Dietary competition played a key role in the evolution of primates
08.01.2018
https://asunow.asu.edu/20180801-competitive-edge-asu-researchers-find-dietary-competition-key-role-early-primates

On Asteroid Day, how to get your name out there
06.28.2018
https://asunow.asu.edu/20180628-discoveries-asteroid-day-asu-faculty-named

Ancient Chinese tomb reveals previously unknown extinct species
06.21.2018
https://asunow.asu.edu/20180621-discoveries-ancient-chinese-tomb-reveals-previously-unknown-extinct-species
Alejandra Ortiz research 

Discovery of new species of human? Paige Madison heads to Indonesia
Student Spotlight: Center for Biology + Society
06.12.2018
https://cbs.asu.edu/news/discovery-new-species-human-paige-madison-heads-indonesia

ASU leads effort to establish national bioinformatics standards for life sciences undergraduates
06.06.2018
https://asunow.asu.edu/20180606-asu-leads-effort-establish-national-bioinformatics-standards-life-sciences-undergraduates
Melissa Wilson Sayres research

ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty members awarded for excellence in teaching
04.25.2018
https://asunow.asu.edu/20180424-asu-college-liberal-arts-and-sciences-faculty-members-awarded-excellence-teaching
Melissa Wilson Sayres award

The secret life of teeth: Evo-devo models of tooth development
04.11.2018
https://asunow.asu.edu/20180411-secret-life-teeth-evo-devo-models-tooth-development

Research shows humans thrived through Toba super-volcanic eruption
03.12.2018
https://asunow.asu.edu/20180312-discoveries-asu-south-africa-research-site-climate-models

ASU professors new book: Discoveries on why humans stand out as a species
02.19.2018
https://asunow.asu.edu/20180219-discoveries-asu-robert-boyd-what-makes-humans-special
Rob Boyd book

Valentine’s Day is for pair bonding
02.13.2018
https://asunow.asu.edu/20180213-discoveries-valentines-day-pair-bonding
Kim Hill quoted

ASU expert selects Darwin Day answers, naturally
02.11.2018
https://asunow.asu.edu/20180211-discoveries-asu-darwin-day-answers

ASU researcher featured in award-winning documentary on Ngogo chimpanzees
02.08.2018
https://asunow.asu.edu/20180208-asu-researcher-featured-award-winning-documentary-ngogo-chimpanzees

 


External Media Coverage

The competitive edge: Dietary competition played a key role in the evolution of early primates
Science Daily
08.01.2018
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180801084057.htm

Pinpoint Precision
Archaeology.org
06.08.2018
https://www.archaeology.org/issues/304-1807/from-the-trenches/6689-trenches-south-africa-toba-eruption-evidence

 

****************Coverage of Alejandra Ortiz/Gibbon Science article (alphabetical by outlet)

New, long-extinct ape species found in ancient Chinese tomb
ABC News.com
06.22.2018
https://abcnews.go.com/International/long-extinct-ape-species-found-ancient-chinese-tomb/story?id=56084053

Extinct gibbon discovered in ancient Chinese tomb first ape to vanish after the Ice Age
ABC News (Australia)
06.21.2018
http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-06-22/extinct-species-of-gibbon-discovered-in-ancient-chinese-tomb/9890292 

Extinct gibbon in ancient Chinese tomb hints at other lost primate species
Ars Technica
06.22.2018
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/06/extinct-gibbon-in-ancient-chinese-tomb-hints-at-other-lost-primate-species/

New gibbon species discovered in a 2,200-year-old royal Chinese tomb
The Atlantic
06.21.2018
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/06/rise-and-fall-of-the-chinese-empire-as-told-by-a-gibbon/563288/

Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb
BBC.com
06.21.2018
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-44541847

Extinct gibbon found in Chinese tomb a warning for the world
CNN.com
06.22.2018
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/22/asia/gibbon-chinese-tomb-intl/index.html

2,300-year-old bones of an extinct gibbon kept as a pet by ‘femme fatale’ Lady Xia, the gradmother to China’s first emperor, are found in her burial chamber
Daily Mail
06.21.2018
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5870269/2-300-year-old-extinct-gibbon-burial-chamber-grandmother-Chinas-emperor.html

New species of gibbon unearthed in Chinese tomb
Discover Magazine.com
06.21.2018
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/06/21/gibbon-new-species-chinese-tomb/#.Wy02N9PwZp8

They find an unknown ape in a tomb of the royalty of ancient China (title translated from Spanish)
El Mundo.es
06.21.2018
http://www.elmundo.es/ciencia-y-salud/ciencia/2018/06/21/5b2bd240e2704e91a58b45ee.html

Extinct gibbon species found in tomb of ancient Chinese noblewoman
Gizmodo
06.21.2018
https://gizmodo.com/extinct-gibbon-species-found-in-tomb-of-ancient-chinese-1827015895

New species of extinct ape discovered in tomb of ancient Chinese noblewoman
Independent (UK)
06.21.2018
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/junzi-imperialis-ape-extinct-gibbon-china-ancient-tomb-xian-changan-a8410671.html

Extinct species of gibbon discovered in an unlikely place—the tomb of a Chinese noblewoman
Los Angeles Times
06.21.2018
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-gibbon-chinese-tomb-20180621-story.html

This royal Chinese tomb contains an ape previously unknown to science
LiveScience.com
06.21.2018
https://www.livescience.com/62886-newfound-ape-ancient-chinese-tomb.html

An extinct gibbon was found buried in an ancient tomb. Did humans kill them off?
Mashable
06.2102018
https://mashable.com/2018/06/21/gibbon-tomb-extinction-by-humans/#WFB2ieVSAaqs

This ancient Chinese tomb held a royal, her extinct ape—and a warning
MSN.com
06.21.2018
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/this-ancient-chinese-tomb-held-a-royal-her-extinct-ape-%E2%80%94-and-a-warning/ar-AAyYJLc?ocid=st

Ancient royal tomb yields strange new ape species
National Geographic.com
06.21.2018
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/06/china-new-species-extinction-gibbons-apes-paleontology-science/

Ancient gibbon from Chinese tomb may be first ape to go extinct since the Ice Age
Nature.com
06.21.2018
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05527-w?utm

Mystery gibbon found buried in tomb of ancient Chinese royalty
New Scientist.com
06.21.2018
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2172265-mystery-gibbon-found-buried-in-tomb-of-ancient-chinese-royalty/

Extinct gibbon found in tomb of ancient Chinese emperor’s grandmother
The New York Times
06.21.2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/science/extinct-gibbon-china.html

Long-extinct gibbon found inside tomb of Chinese emperor’s grandmother
NPR.com
06.21.2018
https://www.npr.org/2018/06/21/621487897/long-extinct-gibbon-found-inside-tomb-of-chinese-emperors-grandmother

New gibbon genus discovered in ancient Chinese tomb
Phys.org
06.22.2018
https://phys.org/news/2018-06-gibbon-genus-ancient-chinese-tomb.html

Chinese grave reveals vanished gibbon genus
ScienceMag.org
06.22.2018
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6395/1287.full

Vanished ape found in ancient Chinese tomb, giving clues to its disappearance
ScienceMag.org
06.21.2018
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/vanished-ape-found-ancient-chinese-tomb-giving-clues-its-disappearance

A 2,200-year-old Chinese tomb held a new gibbon species, now extinct
ScienceNews.org
06.21.2018
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-gibbon-species-extinct-ape-chinese-tomb

Evidence discovered for human-driving ape extinction
The Telegraph (UK)
07.03.2018
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/world/china-watch/culture/extinct-gibbon-skull-discovered/

Mystery extinct ape discovered in ancient Chinese imperial tomb
The Telegraph (UK)
06.22.2018
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/22/mystery-extinct-ape-discovered-ancient-chinese-imperial-tomb/

An ancient Chinese tomb reveals an extinct species of gibbon, and a warning
Time
06.22.2018
http://time.com/5319483/china-royal-tomb-extinct-gibbon/

Extinct gibbon found in imperial tomb
The Times
06.22.2018
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/extinct-gibbon-found-in-imperial-tomb-wxwxrl5mt

This ancient Chinese tomb held a royal, her extinct ape—and a warning
The Washington Post
06.21.2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/06/21/this-ancient-chinese-tomb-held-a-royal-her-extinct-ape-and-a-warning/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.96fb73bab251 

*************************************End Ortiz—Gibbon Science article coverage

 

The man who found the past
Politiken.dk (Denmark)
06.01.2018
https://politiken.dk/indland/art6555632/Hendes-art-klarede-sig-i-en-million-%C3%A5r.-Vi-har-forel%C3%B8big-klaret-den-som-moderne-mennesker-i-50.000-%C3%A5r
Johanson featured 

ASU’s Ask a Biologist has answered science questions for more than 20 years
StatePress.com
04.23.2018
http://www.statepress.com/article/2018/04/spscience-asu-ask-a-biologist-website

The way chimp eat monkey brains could answer questions about evolution
Techly.com
04.22.2018
https://www.techly.com.au/2018/04/23/way-chimps-eat-monkey-brains-answer-questions-evolution/

What fossilized teeth tell us about human evolution
Genetic Literacy Project.org
04.18.2018
https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2018/04/18/what-fossilized-teeth-tell-about-human-evolution/

Brain-eating chimps that hunt baby monkeys could reveal new clues on human evolution
Deccan Chronicle (India)
04.13.2018
https://deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/pets-and-environment/130418/meat-eating-chimps-hunt-baby-monkeys-new-clues-human-evolution.html

Meat-eating chimps that hunt baby monkeys and devour the BRAIN first could reveal new clues on human evolution, experts say
Daily Mail
04.12.2018
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5610195/Meat-eating-chimps-hunt-baby-monkeys-prefer-eat-brain-first.html

Research highlights danger of grouping extinct mammals based on teeth
Geek.com
04.12.2018
https://www.geek.com/science/research-highlights-danger-of-grouping-extinct-mammals-based-on-teeth-1736816/

Chimps eat baby monkey brains first—A clue to human evolution
National Geographic
04.11.2018
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/chimpanzees-monkeys-brains-animals-predators

The secret life of teeth: Evo-devo models of tooth development
Science Daily
04.11.2018
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180411174159.htm

How infighting turns toxic for chimpanzees
Duke Today
https://today.duke.edu/2018/03/how-infighting-turns-toxic-chimpanzees
also in
Science Daily
03.26.18
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180326140214.htm

 

********************Marean Nature: Mount Toba coverage March 12, 2018
Top coverage

Humans ‘thrived’ after historic Mount Toba eruption
BBC.com
03.13.2018
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43377960

After a volcano’s ancient supereruption, humanity may have thrived
The New York Times
03.12.2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/12/science/toba-supervolcano-supereruption.html

How ancient humans survived global ‘volcanic winter’ from massive eruption
ScienceMag.org
03.12.2018
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/how-ancient-humans-survived-global-volcanic-winter-massive-eruption

Other coverage (alphabetical)

Humans thrived in South Africa after catastrophic Toba eruption 74,000 years ago, study suggests
ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp)
03.12.2018
http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-03-13/toba-super-volcano-eruption-saw-some-humans-thrive-on-coast/9532938

Africa: Some 74,000 years ago, Mount Toba exploded. Our ancestors survived a long, volcanic winter
AllAfrica.com
03.13.2018
http://allafrica.com/stories/201803130685.html

Sites in South Africa linked to era of super volcano
Archaeology.org
03.13.2018
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6433-180313-volcanic-winter-survival

Supervolcano goes boom. Humans go meh?
The Atlantic
03.12.2018
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/03/supervolcano-goes-boom-humans-go-meh/555356/

People thrived despite supervolcano eruption 74,000 years ago: study
Axios.com
03.12.2018
https://www.axios.com/people-thrived-through-toba-supervolcano-68100285-39bc-43c4-aece-79ce4e6c872e.html

Stone Age people in South Africa able to thrive after volcano eruption
CBC News (Canadian Broadcasting Corp)
03.13.2018
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/stone-age-supervolcano-1.4573916

“Resilience”—Humans thrived through the Toba super-volcano
The Daily Galaxy (blog)
03.12.2018
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2018/03/-todays-planet-earth-report-resilience-humans-thrived-through-the-toba-super-volcano-eruption-74000-.html

Humanity thrived in Africa after the eruption of a supervolcano
Daily Mail
03.12.2018
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5483389/How-humans-survived-eruption-apocalyptic-SUPERVOLCANO.html

Toba super eruption: More bang than an apocalyptic ash cloud?
Daily Maverick
03.07.2018
https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-03-07-toba-super-eruption-more-bang-than-an-apocalyptic-ash-cloud/#.Wqa23JM-dp8

Come hell or supervolcano, humanity will be alright
Discover Magazine.com
03.12.2018
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/03/12/supervolcanoes-humanity-survival/#.Wqgu8pM-dp8

These early humans prospered during what should have been a devastating volcanic winter
Gizmodo
03.12.2018
https://gizmodo.com/these-early-humans-prospered-during-what-should-have-be-1823697164

Humans thrived in South Africa through the Toba super-volcanic eruption ~74,000 years ago
Heritage Daily.com
03.2018
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2018/03/humans-thrived-in-south-africa-through-the-toba-super-volcanic-eruption-74000-years-ago/118601

New study shows how stone age people survived a supervolcano eruption
The Hindu.com
03.14.2018
http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/new-study-shows-how-stone-age-people-survived-a-supervolcano-eruption/article23242851.ece

Stone Age people in SA unharmed by supervolcano eruption
Huffington Post South Africa
03.13.2018
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.za/2018/03/13/stone-age-people-in-sa-unharmed-by-supervolcano-eruption_a_23384082/

Humans did something unexpected during one of the Earth’s largest supereruptions
IFL Science
03.12.2018
http://www.iflscience.com/environment/humanity-did-something-unexpected-during-one-of-earths-largest-supereruptions/

New evidence shows humans survived massive volcanic eruption 74,000 years ago
Inhabitat.com
03.13.2013
https://inhabitat.com/new-evidence-shows-humans-survived-massive-volcanic-eruption-74000-years-ago/

74,000-year-old fossils uncover humans who survived a volcanic winter
Inverse.com
03.12.2018
https://www.inverse.com/article/42152-how-did-people-survive-toba-calderas-eruption

Early modern humans thrived in Africa despite powerful super volcano eruption
International Business Times
03.12.2018
http://www.ibtimes.com/early-modern-humans-thrived-africa-despite-powerful-super-volcano-eruption-2661779

UNLV researchers use volcanic ash to solve prehistoric mysteries
Las Vegas Review Journal
04.21.2018
https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/education/unlv-researchers-use-volcanic-ash-to-solve-prehistoric-mysteries/

These ancient humans survived a supervolcano
National Geographic (Australia)
03.13.2018
http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/nature/these-ancient-humans-survived-a-supervolcano.aspx

Supervolcano survivors: South African site reveals some humans thrived through ash winter
News.com.AU
03.14.2018
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/evolution/supervolcano-survivors-south-african-site-reveals-some-humans-thrived-through-ash-winter/news-story/51c95ba5a6aa9974df316489568c7d89

Ancient human settlement was unaffected by supervolcano eruption 74000 years ago
Newsweek
03.12.2018
http://www.newsweek.com/early-humans-survived-supervolcano-eruption-840556

How ancient humans thrived during a supervolcano apocalypse
Outer Places.com
03.12.2018
https://www.outerplaces.com/science/item/18002-ancient-humans-thrived-during-a-volcanic-apocalypse-claims-new-study

Humans thrived in South Africa through the Toba super-volcanic eruption about 74000 years ago
Phys.org
03.12.2018
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-humans-south-africa-toba-super-volcanic.html

Stone Age people in South Africa unharmed by supervolcano eruption
Reuters.com (Will Dunham)
03.12.2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-volcano/stone-age-people-in-south-africa-unharmed-by-supervolcano-eruption-idUSKCN1GO2IK
Also carried by
TheNew York Post
https://nypost.com/2018/03/13/supervolcano-eruption-somehow-spared-stone-age-people
Sydney Morning Herald
https://www.smh.com.au/world/africa/stone-age-people-in-south-africa-unharmed-by-toba-supervolcano-20180313-p4z429.html

How ancient humans survived global ‘volcanic winter’ from massive eruption
ScienceMag.org
03.12.2018
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/how-ancient-humans-survived-global-volcanic-winter-massive-eruption

Humanity may have flourished after supervolcano eruption
The Scientist.com
03.13.2018
https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/52055/title/Humanity-May-Have-Flourished-After-Supervolcano-Eruption/

Modern humans survived a supervolcano that rained glass over South Africa
Seeker.com
03.12.2018
https://www.seeker.com/archaeology/modern-humans-survived-a-supervolcano-that-rained-glass-over-south-africa

Ancient humans weathered the Toba supervolcano just fine
Smithsonianmag.com
03.14.2018
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-humans-weathered-toba-supervolcano-just-fine-180968479/

ASU researchers are studying human life after major volcanic eruptions
State Press
04.19.2018
http://www.statepress.com/article/2018/04/spscience-asu-researchers-learn-how-humans-survived-through-a-massive-volcanic-eruption

Hunter-gatherers thrived through volcanic winter after Mount Toba supervolcano eruption
Tech Times
03.13.2018
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/222906/20180313/hunter-gatherers-thrived-through-volcanic-winter-after-mount-toba-supervolcano-eruption.htm

Found: Eden that sheltered mankind from Toba volcano
The Times (UK)
03.13.2018
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/found-eden-that-sheltered-mankind-from-toba-volcano-vpdpr62q0

The shards of time
UNLV News
03.13.2018
https://www.unlv.edu/news/article/shards-time

Study: Humans in South Africa thrived during volcanic eruption
UPI
03.12.2018
https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/03/12/Study-Humans-in-South-Africa-thrived-during-Toba-super-volcanic-eruption/1671520881218/

Ancient human settlement was unaffected by supervolcano eruption 74,000 years ago
Yahoo News (UK)
03.12.2018
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/ancient-human-settlement-unaffected-supervolcano-161508256.html

Ancient humans thrived during a supervolcano eruption
ZME Science
03.12.2018
https://www.zmescience.com/science/humans-thrived-volcano-eruption-11032018/

And for comic relief:

Ancient supervolcano eruption almost destroyed humanity and another could ‘annihilate modern civilisation’, scientists warn
Metro.co.UK
03.1.2018
http://metro.co.uk/2018/03/13/ancient-supervolcano-apocalypse-eruption-almost-destroyed-humanity-similar-cataclysm-annihilate-civilisation-time-7384328/ 

End Marean coverage**********************

 


Noted + Quoted

What’s mine is yours, sort of: Bonobos and the tricky evolutionary roots of sharing
KPBS.org
09.11.2018
https://www.kpbs.org/news/2018/sep/11/whats-mine-is-yours-sort-of-bonobos-and-the/
Joan Silk quoted

Tribal Art London 2018
KCWToday.co.uk
08.30.2018
http://www.kcwtoday.co.uk/2018/08/tribal-art-london-2018/
Don Johanson quoted on Beckwith/Fisher new book and exhibition

We were stunned: Researchers find capuchin monkeys using rocks to crack nuts, snails, in Panama
The Seattle Times
07.07.2018
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/we-were-stunned-researchers-find-capuchin-monkeys-using-rocks-to-crack-nuts-snails-in-panama/
Joan Silk quoted

These tiny monkeys have entered their stone age with a bang
The Washington Post
07.06.2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/07/06/these-tiny-monkeys-have-entered-their-stone-age-with-a-bang/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.e1e93c37eae0
Joan Silk quoted

Aquellos amorosos neandertales (Those loving Neandertals)
Sinc (La Ciencia es noticia) (Spanish language)
07.05.2018
https://www.agenciasinc.es/Reportajes/Aquellos-amorosos-neandertales
Curtis Marean quoted

How ancient teeth reveal the roots of humankind
Smithsonian Magazine.com
07.02.2018
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ancient-teeth-reveal-our-roots-180969495/
Lucy discussed, Tattersall quoted

Secrets of the Y Chomosome
The New York Times
06.11.2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/health/men-y-chromosome.html
Melissa Wilson Sayres quoted

Human ancestors were walking on two feet even more than 3.5 million years ago (study)
StatesChronicle.com
05.03.2018
https://stateschronicle.com/human-ancestors-walk-feet-million-years-study-20440.html
Johanson/Lucy cited

The field of science is obsessed with the Beatles
Diario Registrado (Argentina)
04.16.2018
https://www.diarioregistrado.com/ciencia-y-tec/el-campo-de-la-ciencia-esta--obsesionado--con-los-beatles_a5ad4db2b07163f45d16f8e2a

Advances in human behaviors came surprisingly early in Stone Age
Nature.com
03.15.2018
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03244-y
Marean quoted

Scientists find evidence of paint, complex tools and climate chaos at dawn of humanity
The Washington Post
03.15.2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/03/15/scientists-find-evidence-of-paint-complex-tools-and-climate-chaos-at-the-dawn-of-humanity/?utm_term=.f898762a3954
Marean quoted

Uncontacted tribes: What do we know about the world’s 100 hidden communities
Big Think.com
03.13.2018
http://bigthink.com/scotty-hendricks/there-are-more-than-100-uncontacted-tribes-in-the-world-who-are-they
Kim Hill quoted

Could these be the oldest Neandertal tools made with fire?
Science
02.05.2018
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/could-these-be-oldest-neandertal-tools-made-fire
Erich Fisher quoted