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Human Origins In The News 2009

December 2009

Chimps Use Cleavers and Anvils as Tools to Chop Food
BBC News

Cereal Much Older Than We Thought: Canadian Study
Vancouver Sun
Telegraph

Human-like Fossil Find Is Breakthrough of the Year
BBC News

Single Migration Wave Populated Asia
Softpedia

Social Conformity 'Not Unique to Humans'
STV News (Scotland)

November 2009

'Hobbits' Are a New Human Species -- According to the Statistical Analysis of Fossils
EurekAlert

How Humanlike Was "Ardi"?
Scientific American

Human-Chimp Gene Comparison Hints at Roots of Language
Wired Science
New York Times

October 2009

New Primate Fossil Poses Further Challenge to Ida
ScienceNOW
New York Times
Times Online
Guardian

Ardipithecus ramidus
Special issue of Science
New York Times
Nature News
The Columbus Dispatch

September 2009

Researchers Probe Links Between Modern Humans and Neanderthals
PhysOrg.com

Early Europeans Used Sophisticated Tools
ScienceNOW

August 2009

Tiny Ancient Shells Point to Earliest Fashion Trend
Science Blog

Early Modern Humans Use Fire to Engineer Tools from Stone
e! Science News
SFGate

Humanity’s Upright Gait May Have Roots in Trees
Science News

World's Oldest Map: Spanish Cave Has Landscape from 14,000 Years Ago
Telegraph
USA Today

Human Population Expanded During Late Stone Age, Genetic Evidence Shows
Science Daily

July 2009

Did an Ice Age Boost Human Brain Size?
New Scientist

Human Likely Killed Neanderthal, Weapons Test Shows
National Geographic
EurekAlert

Primate Archaeology Sheds Light On Human Origins
Science Daily

The Common Ancestor Of Humans, Monkeys And Apes Could Have Originated In Asia
redOrbit

June 2009

'Oldest Musical Instrument' Found
BBC News

60,000-Year-Old Neanderthal Skull Fragment Trawled Up in North Sea
Times Online

Individual Primates Display Variation In General Intelligence
Science Daily

“Missing Link” Could Add Mediterranean Chapter to Story of Human Evolution
Wired Science

May 2009

German Fossil Found to Be Early Primate
New York Times
Guardian
Times Online

Hobbit Was a Dwarf with Large Feet
Nature News
NPR interview with Bill Jungers and Dan Lieberman

Study Reveals Source of Human Evolution, African Genetics
redOrbit

April 2009

A Tiny Hominid With No Place on the Family Tree
New York Times

Analysis: Neanderthals Split into Three Populations
USA Today

Chimpanzees Exchange Meat for Sex
BBC News

Oldest Stone Blades Uncovered
ScienceNOW

March 2009

Asian Homo erectus Converges in Time. (New dates for Zhoukoudian.)
Nature
National Geographic News
Science Daily

February 2009

Stepping Out: What Can Fossil Footprints Reveal about the Evolution of the Human Foot? (Newly described fossil footprints from Ileret, Kenya.)
Science
Scientific American
Science News

Lucy 2.0: Famous Fossil Hominid Goes Digital
Wired