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Human Origins In The News 2006

December 2006

Archeology and the dispersal of modern humans in Europe: Deconstructing the Aurignacian, Paul Mellars
Evolutionary Anthropology

Group Competition, Reproductive Leveling, and the Evolution of Human Altruism
Science

Ebola Outbreak Killed 5000 Gorillas
Science

Tracking Ebola's Deadly March Among Wild Apes
Science

What's a Mother to Do? The Division of Labor among Neandertals and Modern Humans in Eurasia
Current Anthropology

November 2006

Anti-evolutionists raise their profile in Europe
Nature

Neanderthal genome sees first light. Initial sequences sheds light on common ancestor
Nature

Isotopic Evidence for Dietary Variability in the Early Hominin Paranthropus robustus
Science

A Tool for All Seasons
Science

Dolphin With Four Fins May Prove Terrestrial Origins
National Geographic

Elephant "Missing Link" Fossil Found, Study Says
National Geographic

Ethiopian plan for Lucy tour splits museums. Palaeontologists say fossil bones should stay in Africa.
Nature

October 2006

Did Neanderthals and modern humans get it together? Hybrid fossils in Romania add to story of ancient human pairings.
Nature

Lucy's Tour Abroad Sparks Protests
Science

What Makes us Different? Not very much, when you look at our DNA. But those few tiny changes made all the difference in the world
TIME Magazine

September 2006

A juvenile early hominin skeleton from Dikika, Ethiopia
Zeresenay Alemseged et al.
Nature

Geological and palaeontological context of a Pliocene juvenile hominin at Dikika, Ethiopia
Jonathan G. Wynn et al.
Nature

Toddler hominin has arms for swinging and legs for walking
Nature

Claim of Oldest New World Writing Excites Archaeologists
Science

Mild Climate, Lack of Moderns Let Last Neandertals Linger in Gibraltar
Science

Late survival of Neanderthals at the southernmost extreme of Europe, Finlayson et al
Nature

Palaeoanthropology: Return of the last Neanderthal, Delson & Harvati
Nature

August 2006

Will the hobbit argument ever be resolved? Debate over tiny human's evolutionary status is set to rage on.
Nature

Pygmoid Australomelanesian Homo sapiens skeletal remains from Liang Bua, Flores: Population affinities and pathological abnormalities
PNAS

Skeptics seek to slay the 'Hobbit,' calling Flores skeleton a modern human
Science

Going East: New Genetic and Archaeological Perspectives on the Modern Human Colonization of Eurasia
Science

Evolution Scores in Kansas Primary
Science

It's official: apes outsmart monkeys. Primate IQ test hails orang-utans as our smartest relatives.
Hopkins
Nature

Competition Drives Big Beaks Out of Business
Pennisi
Science

Evolution of Character Displacement in Darwin's Finches
Grant and Grant
Science

Evolution caught in the act. Smaller beaks in Galápagos finches make finding food easier
Ledford
Nature

July 2006

Geneticists shoot for Neanderthal genome in two years. Plans to sequence our cousins are unveiled at anniversary meeting
Dalton and Jones
Nature

Palaeoanthropology: Decoding our cousins
Dalton
Nature

Darwin's champions fight back
Williams
Current Biology

June 2006

Dodo skeleton find in Mauritius
BBC News

Middle Paleolithic Shell Beads in Israel and Algeria
Vanhaereny
Science

Three New Lemurs Discovered, Add to Madagascar's Diversity
Norris
National Geographic News

Social Animals Prove Their Smarts
Pennisi
Science

A Rare Meeting of the Minds
Gibbons
Science

First Jewelry? Old Shell Beads Suggest Early Use of Symbols
Balter
Science

Primate Life History Databank: Setting the Agenda
Strier et al
Evolutionary Anthropology

The Human Revolution Rethought
Shea
Evolutionary Anthropology

Tobias and Taung Turn Eighty
Pearson
Evolutionary Anthropology

Primates Take Weather into Account when Searching for Fruits
Janmaat et al.
Current Biology

Animal Cognition: Moneky Meteorology
Platt
Current Biology

Revisiting Neandertal diversity with a 100,000 year old mtDNA sequence
Orlando et al.
Current Biology

Tooth gives up oldest human DNA
Helen Briggs
BBC News

Early stone technology on Flores and its implications for Homo floresiensis
Adam Brumm et al.
Nature

Old tools shed light on hobbit origins
Nature

Tools Link Indonesian 'Hobbits' to Earlier Homo Ancestor
Science

A New Genus of African Monkey, Rungwecebus: Morphology, Ecology, and Molecular Phylogenetics
Tim R. B. Davenport et al
Science

Court Revives Georgia Sticker Case
Constance Holden
Science

May 2006

How the Hobbit Shrugged: Tiny Hominid's Story Takes New Turn
Elizabeth Culotta
Science

But Is It Pathological?
Elizabeth Culotta
Science

Apes Save Tools for Future Use
Nicholas J. Mulcahy and Josep Call
Science

Apes demonstrate ability to plan ahead: Scientists study how bonobos, orangutans anticipate need for tools
MSNBC report

Genomes Throw Kinks in Timing of Chimp-Human Split
Elizabeth Pennisi
Science

Genetic evidence for complex speciation of humans and chimpanzees
Nick Patterson et al.
Nature online

A newly discovered catarrhine primate from the early Miocene site of Napak IX in Uganda has been named Lomorupithecus harrisoni, after Dr Terry Harrison.

March 2006

$200 Million Gift for Ancient World Institute Triggers Backlash by Michael Balter
Science