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The lonely walk to extinction

Our very species is an oxymoron. When Linnaeus added us to the taxonomic ranks of life, he dubbed humans Homo sapiens: literally meaning ‘wise man’. 1.429 palabras más

Woolly Mammoth

Upper Palaeolithic Beads of southern France

THE UPPER PALAEOLITHIC IS BEST UNDERSTOOD PERIOD OF THE OLD STONE AGE, BEGINNING SHORTLY AFTER THE EXTINCTION OF HOMO NEANDERTHALENSIS AND THE ENCROACHMENT OF THE NEW HOMININ HOMO SAPIENS FROM AFRICA INTO EUROPE. 763 palabras más

Human Evolution

Irish Science Heroes - William King

Video by Claire Riordan, Scientific Engagement Associate at CÚRAM .

In the latest of our series of Research Videos, Dr. John Murray (Lecturer in Palaeontology in the Discipline of Earth & Ocean Sciences) and… 305 palabras más

Science

Homo neanderthalensis - A misunderstood species

THE SCIENCE OF PALAEOANTHROPOLOGY IS AN EVER-CHANGING FIELD WITH ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY AND THE DISCOVERY OF FRESH EVIDENCE ALLOWING INTERPRETATIONAL CHANGE.

The evolution in our understanding of the lifestyle of Homo neanderthalensis is one case in point. 328 palabras más

Human Evolution

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)

Back in the late 1980s and 1990s there was a fashion for popular science books, and I read as many as I could, becoming better informed about the three major subjects which dominated the lists – cosmology, paleontology with an emphasis on human origins, and environmental biology. 3.485 palabras más

Books

The Origin of Our Species by Chris Stringer (2011)

This is a very demanding and scholarly book. In the last thirty years major leaps forward in DNA science, the technology of dating fossils, our ability to CT scan and analyse old bones and skulls right down to atomic level and other impressive techniques, as well as a steady stream of new finds of the remains of our prehistoric ancestors, have hugely deepened and complicated our knowledge of human ancestry, of the lineage which stretches back 6 million years to when our ancestors split from the ancestors of modern apes. 2.810 palabras más

History

Who Were The Neanderthals?

Christopher Butler

The Neanderthal (Homo neanderthalensis) was humans’ closest relative. We are so incredibly similar that scientists have considered grouping modern humans and Neanderthals together under one subspecies– I challenge you to distinguish between a Siberian and a Bengal tiger, which is an equivalent relationship. 656 palabras más

Biology