Lee Berger

Sep. 09, 2011

Examining Ancient Fossils for Clues to Human Origins

Paleoanthropologists discuss recent research on the physical features of an ancient hominid.

hominid, homo, fossil, berger, anthropology, paleoanthropology

Mar. 14, 2008

A New Species, or Just Small Humans?

The discovery of unusual skeletal remains on the islands of Palau suggests that the so-called 'hobbits' found several years ago in Indonesia may have been dwarf humans, not a separate species.

flores, pygmy, dwarf, human evolution, hominid, skeleton, fossils, anthropology


Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Forensic Files


Mystery Box

Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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