In Memoriam: Alan Thorne

I recently learned that Alan Thorne passed away on May 21, 2012, due to Alzheimers Disease. Thorne was an ardent proponent of multiregional continuity and coauthored a number of papers with Milford Wolpoff on the subject. (See here for one of Thorne’s early papers on the subject). Additionally, as the wikipedia article indicates, Thorne worked […]

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 […]

20,000 Year Old Australian Footprints

I meant to write something about this the other day. According to National Geographic footprints dating to around 20,000 years ago have been found in New South Wales, Australia: Woven among the sand dunes of the now arid Willandra Lakes World Heritage area are some 700 fossil footprints, 400 of them grouped in a set […]

Footprints are Springing Up All Over the Place

From Yahoo News: Hundreds of human footprints dating back to the last Ice Age have been found in the remote Australian Outback, an official and media reported Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT[-78160] The 457 footprints found in Mungo National Park in western New South Wales state is the largest collection of its kind in the world and the oldest […]