March 14th, 2007
Teaser: Recommended reading for students seeking a survey of the discipline and also for the general reader interested in obtaining a thorough overview of the study of human origins.
Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins (Zimmer);
The Complete World of Human Evolution (Stringer & Andrews)
Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction (Wood)
March 7th, 2007
Archaeologists Find Signs Of Early Chimps' Tool Use
By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
Published: February 13, 2007
October 13th, 2005
Additional fossils attributed to Homo floresiensis have been described. These fossils provided more evidence for an endemic species of small bodied Homo on Flores.
The new fossils are described in the following article:
September 30th, 2005
Great apes, including chimpanzees and orangutans, have been observed using tools in the wild but until now tool use had not been observed in gorillas. Two new reports highlight the ability of gorillas to use tools in the wild. One report documents gorillas using sticks to test the depth of water and another report documents nut cracking behavior in a gorilla.
September 1st, 2005
The genome of the chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes, has been sequenced. Several other species, including humans, have had their genomes sequenced previously.
February 27th, 2003
Teaser: By Brian J. Fagan, Basic Books, 2001, Hardcover, 272 pages, $26.00
February 25th, 2003
How Science and Journalists Devastated the Amazon
Teaser: By Patrick Tierney, Photographs by Valdir Cruz, W. W. Norton & Co., 2000, Hardcover, 440 pages, 35 photographs, $27.95
February 21st, 2003
Teaser: By Niles Eldredge, Paperback: 224 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.60 x 8.74 x 5.55; illustrations: 3 b/w, Publisher: W H Freeman & Co; ISBN: 0716744783; (May 2001), List Price: $14.95
February 19th, 2003
Teaser: By Donald Johanson and Maitland Edey, Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.25 x 9.25 x 6.14; illustrations: 15 color, 81 b/w, Publisher: Touchstone Books; ISBN: 0671724991; Reissue edition (September 1990), List Price: $15.00
February 17th, 2003
The Rise, Success, and Mysterious Extinction of Our Closest Human Relatives
Teaser: By Ian Tattersall, Paperback: 208 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.56 x 11.51 x 8.78; illustrations: 143 color, Publisher: Westview Press; ISBN: 0813336759; Revised edition (December 1999), List Price: $25.00