Paleo-Porn From The Archives: Dating the Mladec Skulls

This is a more recent post than some of the others I have pulled from the archives. It is not a strait forward reposting because I have made a few changes here and there and added some more pictures to make the anatomy a little more understandable (I hope). For those of you who do […]

Dating the Mladec Skulls

This comes from a item in Science Daily Mladec is an upper paleolithic site in central Europe. The material from the site was first descibed in 1925 by J. Szombathy. The site was dated to approximately 30,000-33,000 years BP based on archaeological grounds – which puts it as a contemporary of Skhul and Qafzeh. At […]

Stupid Creationist Quote of the Week

Today we have comments by two commenters at UD. First up is a commenter named Barb. Barb left a rather lengthy comment talking about Lucy. The part that earned her a “stupid creationist quote” award is this: The paucity of fossil evidence makes knowing all of human evolutionary history impossible. The best evidence for Lucy […]

Note to DaveScot: Hominin Fossils Would Fill a Coffin Many Times Over

Over at UD DaveScot makes a claim profoundly at odds with reality (no surprise there, eh). Specifically, in the thread that about MacCallum’s PLOS article Davescot says: All the hominid fossils we have wouldn’t fill a single coffin. I guess DaveScot doesn’t know that over 400 Neanderthal fossils have been discovered. Many such as at […]

Whales, Hominins and Semicircular Canals: Part Three

As I mentioned in the previous post in this series, Semicircular canals are fully formed by about age two. This makes them an interesting and useful object to study, but in depth studies did not become common until the creation of CT scanners. Previous techniques were highly invasive and destructive. Starting in the mid 1990’s […]

Friday Know Your Primates, Late Edition: Neanderthals

Today, I’m doing something a little different on Know Your Primate. Today we are having a surprise quiz! The quiz is in an essay format and only has one question.