On Hiatus

As my readers may have noticed I have not been blogging much lately. This is due, in part, to health reasons and, in part, to the fact that I have been blogging for almost seven years and am in need of a break. So, I am going to take a month or so off to reciperate and recharge. In the mean time I am looking for some one to fill in on overseeing the Four Stone Hearth. If you are interested contact me via email – my email address is on the “About” tab.

Also, can some one send me a cope of the article below:

Complete Fourth Metatarsal and Arches in the Foot of Australopithecus afarensis Ward, et al.
Science 11 February 2011: 750-753.

Thank you, and see you in a month or so…

Four Stone Hearth is Tomorrow

The next edition of the Four Stone Hearth will be tomorrow at This is Serious Monkey Business. Please get your submissions in.

Begging for the Denisova Paper

Can some one send me a copy of the paper below?

Genetic history of an archaic hominin group from Denisova Cave in Siberia
David Reich et al Nature Volume: 468, Pages: 1053–1060 DOI: doi:10.1038/nature09710


My email address is in the “About” tab

I have the article now, thanks!

Four Stone Hearth Volume 107 is Up!

The 107th edition of the Four Stone Hearth is up at Archive Fire! Check it out there is some quality writing to be found there.

Begging for an article

Can someone send me a copy of the paper below?

Gingerich, P., Franzen, J., Habersetzer, J., Hurum, J., & Smith, B. (2010). Darwinius masillae is a Haplorhine — Reply to Williams et al. (2010) Journal of Human Evolution DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2010.07.013

Okay, I have read the article and all I can say is “WTF?”

Fourstone Hearth in Two Days

Please get your submissions for the next Four Stone Hearth. You can email the submissions to me – I’m hosting – at the email address in the “About” tab.

Begging for an article: Did Australopithecus afarensis make tools?

Can someone send me a copy of this article:

Domínguez-Rodrigo et al (2010) Configurational approach to identifying the earliest hominin butchers doi: 10.1073/pnas.1013711107

Please send it to the email address in the “about” tab.

Thank you in advance

Four Stone Hearth 105 is Up!

The 105th edition of the Four Stone Hearth is up at Abnormal Interests. Be sure to stop by and check out the best anthopology writing around!

Four Stone Hearth in Two Days

The next edition of the Four Stone Hearth will be in two days. It will be hosted at Abnormal Interests. Please send your submirrions to either me or Duane.

Four Stone Hearth: Apologies for Dropping the Ball

Hi all. The latest issue of the Four Stone Hearth was supposed to be at Sorting Out Scienceon 10/27. However, I have been struggling with a horrible cold and just totally missed it. I do apologize for not making the usual announcements. In the meantime, if you do have any submissions go ahead and send them.