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Evolutionary Foundations of Human Uniqueness

A $4.9 million, three-year grant from the John Templeton Foundation to IHO will allow IHO scientists to undertake a multifaceted, transdisciplinary collaborative research project seeking to increase our understanding of the process of "how we became human."

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Go to IHO-Templeton Research Projects page>>>


 Drilling

Drilling project secures top NSF funding for Earth sciences

A 2013 National Science Foundation Frontiers in Earth Systems Dynamics (NSF-FESD) grant program has provided funding for The Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project (HSPDP) led by the University of Arizona, with lead IHO researchers Chris Campisano, scientific project manager for the HSPDP, and Kaye Reed. The research looks at the geology of paleolakes in eastern Africa to study ancient climate change and ultimately what that might tell us about how climate affected the development of human ancestors. HSPDP received nearly $5 million from the NSF-FESD program with $1.2 million coming to ASU. Read more at ASU News

 


ASU News (top)

Aggression in male chimpanzees leads to mating success
11.13.2014
https://asunews.asu.edu/20141113-chimpanzee-aggression
ASU News Now Daily and Weekly Update
CLAS News—December 2014

ASU anthropologists take cooperative approach to discovering human origins
10.20.2014
http://www.statepress.com/2014/10/02/asu-anthropologist-takes-cooperative-approach-to-discovering-human-origins/

Study finds lethal aggression is natural in chimpanzees
09.18.2014
https://asunews.asu.edu/20140918-chimpanzee-lethal-aggression

ASU institute receives single-largest investment in human origins research
09.16.2014
https://asunews.asu.edu/20140916-human-origins-templeton-grant

Stone-tipped spears may indicate early human cognitive, social skills
08.26.2014
https://asunews.asu.edu/20140827-stone-tipped-spears
ASU News Now Daily and Weekly update

ASU anthropologist argues for better process when dealing with uncontacted tribes
08.25.2014
https://asunews.asu.edu/20140825-Kim-Hill-uncontacted-tribes

Opportunity, risk await newly contacted tribe says ASU anthropologist
07.11.2014
https://asunews.asu.edu/20140711-hill-amazon-tribe

Kenney appointed ASU vice provost, dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
07.01.2014
https://asunews.asu.edu/20140701-kenney-appointment

Institute of Human Origins–affiliated students recognized for excellence
05.16.2014
https://iho.asu.edu/news-events/student-stories-2014

President’s Professors advance anthropology, indigenous research and education
04.15.2014
https://asunews.asu.edu/20140415-presidents-professors

New PBS series features scientists from ASU’s Institute of Human Origins
04.09.2014
https://asunews.asu.edu/20140409-iho-your-inner-fish

Teotihuacan: Major ancient city still holds firm to its mysteries
02.26.2014
State Press
http://www.statepress.com/2014/02/26/teotihuacan-major-ancient-city-still-holds-firm-to-its-mysteries/

Ancient cities series to launch with look at Teotihuacan
01.17.2014
https://asunews.asu.edu/20140117-teotihuacan-cowgill

Teotihuacan: Lecture by George Cowgill
Researching Ancient City Life in Central Mexico
https://asuevents.asu.edu/teotihuacan-lecture-george-cowgill

‘Ardi’ skull reveals links to human lineage
01.06.2014
https://asunow.asu.edu/content/ardi-skull-reveals-links-human-lineage

 

 


External Media (top)

Tribal violence comes naturally to chimpanzees
Mongabay.com
12.08.2014
http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1208-weiler-ucsc-chimps.html#sthash.pP3WHH5e.dpbs

Lucy’s 40th ‘birthday’: Looking back on the impact of the Australopithecus
Newsweek
11.30.2014
http://www.newsweek.com/lucys-40th-birthday-looking-back-impact-australopithecus-288047

Lucy, 3.2 million years of which 40 celebrity (translated from French)
ICI Radio-Canada
11.28.2014
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/science/2014/11/28/002-lucy-40ans-yanick-villedieu.shtml

The “Lucy” fossil rewrote the story of humanity
BBC.com
11.27.2014
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141127-lucy-fossil-revealed-our-origins
Full audio interview (Lucy—starting at 19:50): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04pvdhm

Decouverte de Lucy, notre grand-tante
Herodote.net
11.26.2014
http://www.herodote.net/30_novembre_1974-evenment-19741130.php

40 years later, Lucy discoverer Donald Johanson adds to human origin story
NBC News
11.24.2014
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/40-years-later-lucy-discoverer-johanson-adds-human-origin-story-n253991  

The fossil that revolutionized the search for human origins: A Q&A with Lucy discoverer Donald Johanson
Scientific American (online)
11.24.2014
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/11/24/the-fossil-that-revolutionized-the-search-for-human-origins-qa-with-lucy-discoverer-don-johanson/   (Kate Wong article)
 

Forty years after Lucy’s Ethiopia discovery: A conversation with Donald Johanson
Tadias (Ethiopia news)
11.24.2014
http://www.tadias.com/11/24/2014/forty-years-after-lucys-ethiopia-discovery-a-conversation-with-donald-johanson/

Lucy’s Father
Tages Anzeiger (Swiss news)
11.24.2014
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/geschichte/Lucys-Vater/story/22605777

The superstar Lucy fills 3.2 million years
Videnskab (Danish)
11.24.2014
http://videnskab.dk/kultur-samfund/superstjernen-lucy-fylder-32-millioner-ar

Ape who stood up
Viten (Frontpage news in Norway)
11.24.2014
http://www.nrk.no/viten/apa-som-reiste-seg-opp-_-40-ar-siden-lucy-funn-1.12052014  

A 40 anos del descubrimiento de Lucy
Sociedad (print version)
11.23.2014

Paleoscience professor for Bay varsity
Herald Live (South Africa)
11.21.2014
http://www.heraldlive.co.za/paleoscience-professor-bay-varsity/

Lucy discoverer on the ancestor people relate to
Nature.com
11.21.2014
http://www.nature.com/news/lucy-discoverer-on-the-ancestor-people-relate-to-1.16379

Male aggression in chimpanzees leads to more mating success
National Monitor
11.17.2014
http://natmonitor.com/2014/11/17/male-aggression-in-chimpanzees-leads-to-more-mating-success/

For female chimpanzees, no consent agreement
Eurkalert
11.13.2014
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-11/asu-ffc111214.php

How Lucy changed science
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
11.06.2014
http://www.startribune.com/science/281852011.html

Discoverer of Lucy skeleton talks impact, future
Sci-Tech Today
11.05.2014
http://www.sci-tech-today.com/news/Lucy-Discoverer-Talks-Science-Impact/story.xhtml?story_id=10100A0YDTJ3# 

Scientist who discovered ‘Lucy’ 40 years ago: Turning point in our ‘common origin’ (Radio interview)
KPCC 89.3/Southern California Public Radio
11.03.2014
http://www.scpr.org/programs/take-two/2014/11/03/40130/scientist-who-discovered-lucy-40-years-ago-turning/

Q&A Discoverer of Lucy skeleton hopes to find what made us human
Los Angeles Times
11.01.2014
http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-lucy-qa-20141101-story.html

Lucy, une icône toujours secrète/Lucy: Inclassable ancêtre/Lucy: Unclassifiable ancestor
Le Monde (print version, no. 21698 10.22.2014)
online 10.21.2014: http://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2014/10/20/lucy-inclassable-ancetre_4509226_1650684.html

Is war innate or a modern human invention?
Boston Globe
09.17.2014
http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/science/2014/09/17/war-innate-chimpanzees-lethal-attacks-may-provide-advantage-eliminating-rivals/V3lwx38s1RId3ZACQmnuiJ/story.html

Archaeologists assess killing power of stone-aged weapons
Scientific American (Kate Wong)
08.27.2014
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/08/27/archaeologists-assess-killing-power-of-stone-age-weapons/

Study shows advantage of stone-tipped spears for prehistoric humans
Popular Archaeology
08.27.2014
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/june-2013/article/study-shows-advantage-of-stone-tipped-spears-for-prehistoric-humans

Stone age spears were as lethal as bullets: Stone-tipped weapons made large wounds to bring down big game
Daily Mail
08.27.2014
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2735926/Stone-Age-spears-lethal-BULLETS.html
 

Archaeological treasure chest
Sunday Argus (print version)
07.20.2014
(online) http://www.humanorigin.co.za/blog/post/archaeological-treasure-chest/

The Big Question: Which animal has most changed the course of history?
The Atlantic
06.24.2014
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/07/which-animal-has-most-changed-the-course-of-history/372304/
(Johanson and Lucy cited)

Science magazine publishes study on new fossil human skulls from Spanish site
Eurekalert
06.19.2014
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-06/cmud-smp061314.php
(J. L. Arsuaga research)

2014 digging season: Mossel Bay welcomes archaeologists
Visit Mossel Bay
06.18.2014
http://www.visitmosselbay.co.za/archaeology/mossel-bay-welcomes-archaeologists-for-2014-digging-season

Science spurs tourism to Mossel Bay
Visit Mossel Bay
06.18.2014
http://www.visitmosselbay.co.za/media-releases/science-spurs-tourism-to-mossel-bay

Skulls with mix of Neandertal and primitive traits illuminate human evolution
Eurekalert
06.09.2014
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-06/aaft-swm061314.php
(J. L. Arsuaga research)

Ardi has some human-like skull traits, say researchers
Popular Archaeology
01.06.2014
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/june-2013/article/ardi-has-human-like-skull-traits-say-researchers

‘Ardi’ skull reveals links to human lineage
Science Daily
01.06.2014
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140106160041.htm

‘Ardi’ skull reveals links to human lineage
Phys.org
01.06.2014
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-ardi-skull-reveals-links-human.html

 

 


Noted + Quoted (top)

Etchings on a 500,000-year-old shell appear to have been made by human ancestor
Sciencemag.org
12.03.2014
http://news.sciencemag.org/archaeology/2014/12/etchings-500000-year-old-shell-appear-have-been-made-human-ancestor

Anthropology: The sad truth about uncontacted tribes
BBC.com
08.04.2014
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140804-sad-truth-of-uncontacted-tribes
Kim Hill quoted

Did Brazil’s uncontacted tribe receive proper medical care?
Science
07.25.2014
http://news.sciencemag.org/health/2014/07/did-brazils-uncontacted-tribe-receive-proper-medical-care
Kim Hill quoted

Uncontacted tribe in Brazil emerges from isolation
Science
07.11.2014
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6193/125.full
Kim Hill quoted

Multi-purpose interpretation centre approved
Mossel Bay Advertiser
07.04.2014
http://www.mosselbayadvertiser.com/news.aspx?id=79591&h=Multipurpose-interpretation-centre-approved

 

 


Interactive Media (top)

Donald C. Johanson: Emperor Has No Clothes Award Speech
FFRF.org (FFRF.org/convention for full coverage)
12.11.2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AX4eqqBcIM

Donald Johanson–Lucy’s Legacy, 40 Years Later
Inquiring Minds Podcast
12.05.2014
https://soundcloud.com/inquiringminds
 

The discovery of Lucy skeleton is 40 years old
Decouverte, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp)
11.30.2014
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/tele/decouverte/2014-2015/segments/reportage/473/squelette-lucy

The “Lucy” fossil rewrote the story of humanity
BBC.com
11.27.2014
Full audio interview (Lucy—starting at 19:50):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04pvdhm

Scientist who discovered ‘Lucy’ 40 years ago: Turning point in our ‘common origin’ (Radio interview)
KPCC 89.3/Southern California Public Radio
11.03.2014
http://www.scpr.org/programs/take-two/2014/11/03/40130/scientist-who-discovered-lucy-40-years-ago-turning/

Ian Gilby interview “Chimpanzee Aggression Study”
Arizona Horizon—PBS/Channel 8 KAET
(interview begins at 19:03) http://video.pbs.org/viralplayer/2365348626/

The African Human Fossil Record
Conference in Toulouse, France
09.26–27.2014
http://www.tahfr.cnrs.fr/?page_id=459
William Kimbel conference presentation: Ardipithecus, Australopithecus, and human ancestry (54:23)

Curtis Marean 11 Jun 14
YouTube
06.12.2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vi-WYGR9HA

Dr. Curtis Marean, Arizona State University—Early Human Weapons
Academic Minute/WAMC Northeast Public Radio
01.27.2014
http://wamc.org/post/dr-curtis-marean-arizona-state-university-early-human-weapons#disqus_thread