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Australopithecus bahrelghazali

Australopithecus bahrelghazali – cheat sheet.


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Australopithecus garhi, cheat sheet

Australopithecus garhi – Factsheet

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(Doc/odf files available on request)

Who said we’re done evolving? (Just wait for global warming.)

Go ahead. Read your Marx. Read your Malthus. Try to figure out how to reconcile the two. But don’t forget Darwin while you’re at it….

Stock, Jay (2008) Are humans still evolving?

Reports in the media and the popular writings

Don’t forget the airquotes when you talk about “The” “March” of “Progress”

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I hate these things.

Turns out, “these things” have a name – “The March of Progress”.

And, as it turns out, I’m not the only one who hates them…


“Neuronal recycling” – what our brains evolved to do vs what they CAN do – and whither the twain shall meet

The next giant leap in human evolution may not come from new fields like genetic engineering or artificial intelligence, but rather from appreciating our ancient brains.

[…]This mystery mechanism of human transformation is neuronal recycling, coined by

Drawing Homo heidelbergensis

H HEID - sketchH HED - rendered

Homo heidelbergensis, Petralona 1 (300-400,000 years ago).

I meant to do a quick anatomical sketch. Instead, I got a bit carried away and found my old art supplies, and… well, here you have it (in prismacolour and ink.) More …

Paranthropus aethiopicus, cheat sheet

Paranthropus aethiopicus


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Homo heidelbergensis, through process of facial reconstruction.

from Sawyer & Deak’s The last human: a guide to twenty-two species of extinct humans

Facial reconstructions


Sahelanthropus tchadensis, Australopithecus afarensis, Australopithecus africanus, Paranthropus aethiopicus, Paranthropus boisei, Homo rudolfensis, Homo ergaster, Homo heidelbergensis, Homo floriensis
Facial reconstructions by Sven Traenker, reconstructions and models from the Senckenberg Research Institute

Ardipithecus ramidus, cheat sheet

Ardipithecus ramidus – the cheatsheet.

Same deal: Basic info + bibliog. Download as a pdf or ask me for doc/odf copies.


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