Ian Tattersall

Apr. 06, 2012

How Homo sapiens Became Masters of the Planet

Paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall discusses our human origins in Masters of the Planet.

paleontology, human origins, paleoanthropology, anthropology

Mar. 26, 2010

A New Human Relative, From a DNA Sample?

Genetic analysis of DNA from a single prehistoric finger bone may point to a new branch of the human family tree.

anthropology, palontology, bone, genetics, dna

Oct. 02, 2009

Early Hominid Fossil Find

Researchers unveiled several studies of an early hominid known as Ardipithecus ramidus. We'll find out how those studies affect our understanding of human evolution.

ardi, fossil, hominid, evolution

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