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2016 News Coverage

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Bill Kimbel
Prezi.com
10.28.2016
https://prezi.com/tcjbvs_o31_y/bill-kimbel/

Inconvenient Truths: From Love to Extinctions
ASU Origins Project video (Marean panel member)
10.19.2016
https://origins.asu.edu/events/conversation-inconvenient-truths-love-ext...

Great Human Odyssey (rebroadcast)
NOVA-PBS.org
10.05.2016
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/great-human-odyssey.html

The Waterside Ape
BBC Radio 4
09.14–15.2016
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07v2ysg#play
Curtis Marean interview


ASU News

ASU archaeologist goes ‘Jeep’ into Mongolia
12.13.2016
https://iho.asu.edu/news/asu-archaeologist-goes-jeep-mongolia

ASU professor named AAAS Fellow
11.21.2016
https://asunow.asu.edu/20161121-asu-professor-named-aaas-fellow
(Gary Schwartz)

Extinctions past and present fate of humanity discussed at ASU Origins forum
10.26.2016
https://asunow.asu.edu/20161027-extinctions-past-and-present-fate-humanity-discussed-asu-origins-forum
(Marean noted)

Extinction and other inconvenient truths
10.14.2016
https://asunow.asu.edu/20161014-discoveries-origins-dialogue-elizabeth-kolbert-sixth-extinction
(Marean as part of Origins’ Great Debate panel)

ASU researchers: Past climate key to mammal communities today
10.05.2016
https://asunow.asu.edu/20161005-asu-researchers-past-climate-key-mammal-communities-today

ASU experts dispute study that says Lucy fell from tree
08.29.2016
https://asunow.asu.edu/20160829-discoveries-asu-experts-dispute-study-says-lucy-fell-tree

A diversity of passions
ASU Foundation Impact Magazine
Spring-Summer 2016
http://www.asufoundation.org/IMPACT-Magazine/ID/1210/A-Diversity-of-Passions
(featuring Halszka Glowacka)

ASU researchers find that innovations are less complex when people have access to more information
03.02.2016
https://asunow.asu.edu/20160302-discoveries-pitfalls-knowing-more

Less connectivity improves innovation
03.02.2016
https://asunow.asu.edu/20160301-less-connectivity-improves-innovation
ASU Now 03.04.2016 https://asunow.asu.edu/20160302-discoveries-pitfalls-knowing-more

One rule to grow them all: Using ‘baby’ teeth to predict hominin tooth size
02.24.2016
https://asunow.asu.edu/20160224-one-rule-grow-them-all-using-baby-teeth-predict-hominin-tooth-size
02.26.2016 ASU Insight 

The wild chimps of Kibale
02.10.2016
https://asunow.asu.edu/20160210-discoveries-asu-professor-langergraber-wild-chimps-kibale


External Media

Chimpanzee males court friends in high places
Knowridge.com
11.09.2016
https://knowridge.com/2016/11/chimpanzee-males-court-friends-in-high-places/

Past climate linked to mammal communities in Africa today
Phys.org
10.05.2016
http://phys.org/news/2016-10-climate-linked-mammal-africa-today.html

Donald Johanson on human evolution in Tbilisi and his discoveries
Georgia Today
09.23.2016
http://georgiatoday.ge/news/4717/Donald-Johanson-on-Human-Evolution-in-Tbilisi-&-his-Discoveries

World leading scientists explore human evolution at Georgia’s National Museum
Agenda.GE (Tbilisi, Georgia)
09.21.2016
http://agenda.ge/news/65778/eng

Discovering our ingenious early human ancestors
Popular Archaeology
06.15.2016
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/june-2013/article/discovering-our-ingenious-early-human-ancestors

Mass. Gov gives graduates a lesson in history (Kimbel honorary degree)
Union College
06.12.2016
https://www.union.edu/news/stories/2016/06/mass.-gov.-gives-graduates-a-lesson-in-history.php

Totsiens South Africa! Goodbye!
Global Archaeology: A year of digs (Blog)
06.07.2016
http://globalarchaeology.ca/2016/06/totsiens-south-africa-goodbye/

High tech digging in South Africa—Pinnacle Point
Global Archaeology: A year of digs (Blog)
05.30.2016
http://globalarchaeology.ca/2016/05/high-tech-digging-in-south-africa-pinnacle-point/

Study: Climate change helped kill Neanderthals
Reporting Climate Science
05.23.2016
http://www.reportingclimatescience.com/2016/05/11/neanderthals/

National Academy of Sciences members and foreign associates elected
National Academy of Sciences
05.03.2016
http://www.nasonline.org/news-and-multimedia/news/may-3-2016-NAS-Election.html?referrer=http://nationalacademies.org/newsroom/
Anne Stone elected to NAS 

Is there a downside to human connection?
Pacific Standard Magazine
03.04.2016
http://www.psmag.com/nature-and-technology/is-there-a-downside-to-human-connection 

Groupthink: Too much connectivity may stifle innovation
ABC News Australia
02.29.2016
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-01/too-much-connectivity-in-groups-may-reduce-innovation/7208600

By land or by sea: How did early humans access key brain-building nutrients
Scientific American
03.01.2016
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/by-land-or-by-sea-how-did-early-humans-access-key-brain-building-nutrients/

Top 100 stories of 2015: 28 The first of our kind (Homo jaw)
Discover Magazine
January/February 2016
http://discovermagazine.com/2016/janfeb/28-the-first-of-our-kind 

Game of bones (ASU professor Kaye Reed)
Phoenix Magazine
January 2016
http://www.phoenixmag.com/people/game-of-bones.html


Noted + Quoted

Fossil footprints tell story of human origins
BBC online
12.14.2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38289960
Fossil Lucy/Australopithecus comparison

Virus found in child mummy suggests recent rise of deadly smallpox
Science magazine (online) 
12.08.2016
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/12/virus-found-child-mummy-suggests-recent-rise-deadly-smallpox
Anne Stone quoted

Buff upper arms let Lucy climb in trees
Science News
11.30.2016
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/buff-upper-arms-let-lucy-climb-trees

Study suggests 3.2 million-year-old Lucy spent a lot of time in trees
New York Times
11.30.2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/science/lucy-bones-trees.html
Johanson quoted

Meet the frail, small-brained people who first trekked out of Africa
Science
11.22.2016
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/11/meet-frail-small-brained-people-who-first-trekked-out-africa
Johanson quoted 

Trevor Hancock: Humans are the most invasive species of all
Times Colonist
11.09.2016
http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/columnists/trevor-hancock-humans-are-the-most-invasive-species-of-all-1.2557311
Marean research noted and quoted

Genome sequencing reveals ancient interbreeding between chimpanzees and bonobox
Science Daily
10.27.2016
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161027142434.htm
Langergraber noted as one of 37 coauthors on this research

Dental detectives: What fossil teeth reveal about ancestral human diets
NPR.og
10.25.2016
http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/10/25/497094756/dental-detectives-what-fossil-teeth-reveal-about-ancestral-human-diets
(Link to IHO-Lucy page from main text)

Teeth suggest humans killed hobbits
Seeker.com
09.22.2016
http://www.seeker.com/teeth-suggest-humans-killed-hobbits-2012898924.html
Johanson quoted

In the bonobo world, female camaraderie prevails
The New York Times
09.10.2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/13/science/bonobos-apes-matriarchy.html?emc=eta1&_r=0
Silk quoted

Why certain skeletons become celebrities
The Wall Street Journal
09.09.2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-certain-skeletons-become-celebrities-1473451932

Where hominins became human
Popular Archaeology
09.06.2016
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/fall-2016/article/where-hominins-became-human
Pinnacle Point research

Print your own 3D Lucy to work out how the famous hominin died
Nature
08.29.2016
http://www.nature.com/news/print-your-own-3d-lucy-to-work-out-how-the-famous-hominin-died-1.20500

Fossil autopsy claims Lucy fell from tree
Science News
08.29.2016
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/fossil-autopsy-claims-lucy-fell-tree?utm_source=Society+for+Science+Newsletters

Archaeologists are fuming over a new study that claims the iconic early human ancestor Lucy died of fall from a tree
Business Insider
08.29.2016
http://www.businessinsider.com/lucy-human-ancestor-died-from-tree-fall-controversy-2016-8

Lucy’s fossilized skeleton suggests our early ancestor suffered a fatal fall
Mashable.com
08.292016
http://mashable.com/2016/08/29/lucy-skeleton-fatal-fall-death/?utm_cid=hp-hh-pri#sdCTEhJ_USqW
Kimbel quoted

Did famed human ancestor ‘Lucy’ fall to her death?
Science
08.29.2016
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/08/did-famed-human-ancestor-lucy-fall-her-death
Kimbel, Johanson quoted

A 3.2 million-year-old mystery: Did Lucy fall from a tree?
The New York Times 
08.29.2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/30/science/lucy-hominid-fossils-fall.html?_r=0
Johanson quoted

Lucy, our hominid cousin, may have died in a tragic fall from a tree
The Washington Post
08.29.2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/08/29/lucy-our-hominid-cousin-may-have-died-in-a-tragic-fall-from-a-tree/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_sos-lucy-1110am:homepage/story
Kimbel, Johanson quoted

Did fall from tree kill famous human ancestor Lucy?
US News & World Report
08.29.2016
http://www.usnews.com/news/news/articles/2016-08-29/did-fall-from-tree-kill-famous-human-ancestor-lucy
Johanson quoted

Family tree fall: Human ancestor Lucy died in arboreal accident, say scientists
The Guardian
08.29.2016
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/aug/29/family-tree-fall-human-ancestor-lucy-died-in-arboreal-accident-say-scientists

Curious case of the mystery bones
Times Live (South Africa)
08.08.2016
http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2016/08/08/Curious-case-of-the-mystery-bones
Curtis Marean noted

Digging for Glory (profile of Lee Berger)
The New Yorker
06.27.2016
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/06/27/lee-berger-digs-for-bones-and-glory
Kimbel and Johanson quoted

Lucy had neighbors: A review of African fossils
Popular Archaeology
06.07.2016
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/june-2013/article/lucy-had-neighbors-a-review-of-african-fossils
Johanson noted

Amazon groups fight call for forced contact with remote tribes
Telesur
06.02.2016
http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Amazon-Groups-Fight-Call-for-Forced-Contact-with-Remote-Tribes-20160602-0004.html
Kim Hill noted

‘It would be another genocide’: Amazon tribes warn against forced contact proposed by anthropologists
National Post
06.01.2016
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/it-would-be-another-genocide-amazon-tribes-warn-against-forced-contact-proposed-by-anthropologists
Kim Hill noted

Mortar is messy: Online tech fills in the higher ed brick walls
Huffington Post
05.24.2016
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/mortar-is-messy-online-te_b_10114794.html
Johanson edX course noted.

Climate change may have contributed to extinction of Neanderthals
Science Daily
05.11.2016
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160511133201.htm
Jamie Hodgkins quoted; Marean author on paper 

For baboons, a tough childhood can lead to a short life
Smithsonian.com
04.19.2016
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/baboons-tough-childhood-can-lead-short-life-180958801/?no-ist
Joan Silk quoted 

Templeton remains the oddest—or most interesting—big foundation around
Inside Philanthropy
04.05.2016
http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2016/4/5/templeton-remains-the-oddestor-most-interestingbig-foundatio.html

Did modern humans wipe out the ‘Hobbits’?
NationalGeographic.com
03.30.2016
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160330-hobbits-humans-flores-cave-older-species
Ian Tattersall quoted 

Mystery human: Controversy and excitement swirl around new human species
Scientific American
03.01.2016
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/controversy-and-excitement-swirl-around-new-human-species/ (Reed quoted) 

The evolution of shaming
The Atlantic
02.24.2016
http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/02/the-evolution-of-shaming/470544/
Sarah Mathew quoted 

What actual ‘caveman’ DNA says about Paleo movement
Washington Post
02.17.2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/17/what-actual-caveman-dna-says-about-the-paleo-movement/
Anne Stone quoted 

The birth of the Giancarlo Ligabue Foundation
01.25.2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u8pY6jgPtc
Johanson speaking 

Skeletons from a 10,000-year-old massacre have archaeologists in a fight of their own
The Verge
01.20.2016
http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/20/10798042/ancient-violence-warfare-nature-study-kenya-nataruk
Curtis Marean quoted 

Rise of human civilization tied to belief in punitive gods
Science News
01.10.2016
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/rise-human-civilization-tied-belief-punitive-gods
Kim Hill quoted

Grisly massacre site in Africa reveals one of the earliest wars
New Scientist
01.20.2016
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2074066-grisly-massacre-site-in-africa-reveals-one-of-the-earliest-wars/ Marean quoted

Grisly find suggests humans inhabited Arctic 45,000 years ago
Science
01.14.2016
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/01/grisly-find-suggests-humans-inhabited-arctic-45000-years-ago
Marean quoted