Meet Homo Naledi….. Anthropology roundup…

Partha Chatterjee: Why I Support the Boycott of Israeli Institutions

[Savage Minds is honored to publish this essay by Partha Chatterjee, Professor of Anthropology and Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University, and of the Centre for the Studies of Social Sciences in Calcutta. He is a founding member of the Subaltern Studies Collective.]

_85448683_01-homo-naledi-bone-table-vertical-john-hawks-cc-byIn South Africa, scientists have unearthed a humanoid species from what appears to be a burial chamber hidden deep inside a system of caves. They discovered 15 partial skeletons, with evidence leading researchers to believe the hominids had enough intelligence to conduct rituals. This is the single largest discovery of its kind ever in Africa, and scientists claim it will change our ideas about our human ancestors. More on the findings in the journal Elife.

A new species of the genus Homo

…DY  ·  SEP 10 2015 There’s a new (extinct) hominid on the block (in a cave system in Africa): Homo naledi. Basically, Homo naledi had humanlike hands, legs, and feet, but tiny little australopithecine skulls, i.e., brains. And, there are a lot of them, fossil-wise: “Representing at least 15 individuals with most skeletal elements repeated multiple times, this is the largest assemblage of a single species of hominins yet discovered in Africa.” But we don’t yet know exactly how long ago th

Homo naledi: The human descendant fascinating anthropology
Dubbed the Dinaledi Chamber, the cave is now home to one of the biggest breakthroughs in anthropology in some years with the research team analysing 1,550 bone fragments for analysis before making their conclusions. According to Popular Science, the …
UW researchers help with anthropology findMilwaukee Journal Sentinel
New species, believed human, found in South African caveSan Angelo Standard Times
Photos: UW researchers assist in discovery of new human ancestorWiscNews

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Homo naledi: New Species of Human Ancestor Discovered
A large, multinational team of scientists has discovered a previously-unknown species of extinct hominin in the Rising Star cave, Cradle of Humankind, South Africa. Besides shedding light on the origins and diversity of the genus Homo, the new species …
UW researchers help with anthropology findMilwaukee Journal Sentinel
Homo naledi: The human descendant
Colorado scientists help discover ancient human
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Conference draws excitement of new generations to forensicanthropology
Johnson City Press (subscription)
As far as the advancement of forensic anthropology, Bass said technology has definitely increased the accuracy since he first began the Body Farm. “When I first started it was the ‘how long does it take the right arm to fall off’ approach. And now we .

First in anthropology series highlights ancient tool analysis
As a part of the department of anthropology’s lecture series, which focuses on the central theme of “Food and Culture,” Boyce Driskell, emeritus director of the UT archaeological research lab, gave a lecture entitled “Stone Tools: Making a Living the

U of A anthropologist part of team that identified new human ancestor
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Over the last two years, Lucas Delezene, assistant professor ofanthropology in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and expert on hominin dental anatomy, compared known hominid teeth to the newly discovered fossils to determine if .

Community Farm Is UA Anthropology in Action
UANews (press release)
Learn more about the School of Anthropology’s activities and accomplishments during UA Anthropology’s 100th Birthday celebration on Sept. 15 from 4-7 p.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center’s South Ballroom. The school also will have a booth at ..

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