After 20 years of careful excavation, paleontologists are finally ready to present the world's most complete Australopithecus fossil found to date. (UPI Science News) More
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Posted on 17 December 2017 | 8:45 am | Google News
The Most Complete Fossil of an Early Human Relative Goes on Display
As Smithsonian reports, Little Foot, an Australopithecus specimen dating back more than 3 million years, was revealed to the public this month at the Hominin Vault at the University of the Witwatersrand's Evolutionary Studies Institute in Johannesburg ...
Posted on 11 December 2017 | 3:33 pm | Google News
PLoS Blogs (blog)
Top 5 Human Evolution Discoveries of 2017
PLoS Blogs (blog)
In a year filled with lots of alarming anti-science news stories, we pause to acknowledge the positive news when we can. There has been a remarkable number of interesting discoveries announced related to the evolution of our species or primates in ...
Posted on 7 December 2017 | 4:47 pm | Google News
Paleontologists reveal Little Foot, the most complete remains of an early human relative
The remains of Little Foot were first discovered two decades ago by Ron Clarke, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand's Evolutionary Studies Institute in Johannesburg. Little Foot's presence in the rock and soil of a South African cave was ...
Meet Little Foot: World's oldest forerunner of modern humans unveiled and on display
2017-12 - Little Foot takes a bow - Wits University
Ancient human ancestor 'Little Foot' makes public debut
Posted on 6 December 2017 | 3:00 pm | Google News
Presidential Proclamation Modifying the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
The White House (blog)
Proclamation 6920 identifies the monument area as rich with paleontological sites and fossils, including marine and brackish water mollusks, turtles, crocodilians, lizards, dinosaurs, fishes, and mammals, as well as terrestrial vertebrate fauna ...
Posted on 4 December 2017 | 4:12 pm | Google News
Archaeologists Unearth the Victims of a Mysterious Massacre 400 Years Ago on an Australian Island
The cargo ship Batavia set out from the Netherlands in October 1628, bound for the Dutch colony at present-day Jakarta, Indonesia, with more than 300 crew and passengers. For some still-unknown reason, the ship veered off course to the south and ...
Posted on 15 November 2017 | 9:02 am | Google News
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