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Gustav Heinrich Ralph (often cited as G. H. R.) von Koenigswald (13 November 1902 – 10 July 1982) was a German-Dutch paleontologist and geologist who conducted research on hominins, including Homo erectus. His discoveries and studies of hominid fossils in Java and his studies of other important fossils of south-eastern Asia firmly established ...
Raymond Arthur Dart (4 February 1893 – 22 November 1988) was an Australian anatomist and anthropologist, best known for his involvement in the 1924 discovery of the first fossil ever found of Australopithecus africanus, an extinct hominin closely related to humans, at Taung in the North of South Africa in the province Northwest.
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Hawks graduated from Kansas State University in 1994 with degrees in French, English, and Anthropology. He received both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Michigan where he studied under Milford Wolpoff. His doctoral thesis was titled, "TheEvolution of Human Population Size: A Synthesis of Paleontological, Archaeological, and GeneticData." After working as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Utah, he moved to the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he is currently a member of the Anthropology department, teaching courses including Human Evolution, Biological Anthropology, and Hominid Paleoecology. In 2014, Hawks launched an online course on Courseraunder the University of Wisconsin–Madison banner, on "Human Evolution: Past and Future".
Hawks believes that human evolution has actually sped up in recent historyin contrast to the common assumption that biological evolution has been made insignificant by cultural evolution.He covers recent developments on this topic at his blog. Hawks has predicted introgression including the Neanderthal admixture hypothesis which gained further evidence by the Neanderthal genome projectin May 2010. Hawks believes that contemporary human mitochondrial genetics, including lack of any human mitochondrial DNA haplogroups from Eurasian archaic Homo sapiens may be in part due to natural selection of mtDNA on metabolic or other factors, rather than simple total replacement and genetic drift. Hawks has also discussed the cladistic classification of the Hominidae and has criticized the proliferation of terms like hominin.
The John Hawks Weblog is a widely read and referenced science blog as measured by Technorati's ranking. The blog deals primarily with Paleoanthropology. The blog provides analysis of current research in Paleoanthropology, discussing the significance and implications of fossils related to human evolution, genetics and genomics of hominid populations (alive and extinct), archaeological topics, as well as general commentary and review of both scientific and popular literature. Hawks has also written extensively about the experience of blogging about one's field while working in academia.He is one of few academics to publish both a widely read daily blog and remain an active researcher and professor at a major research university, though he notes that this trend seems to be changing.
Homo is the genus that includes modern humans and their close extinct relatives, such as Homo habilis and Homo erectus.Members of Homo are distinguished from other hominids by an erect posture, a large cranium, two-footed gait, fully opposable thumbs, and well-developed tool-making ability.
Great apes, the Hominidae, appear in the fossil record over a dozen million years ago. As they evolved, the great apes have spun off a number of branches, among them the clade Ponginae that now includes orangutans, then the clade Gorillini , and most recently the Hominina that we humans belong to, plus the Panina of which chimps and bonobos are ...
Historia Africae incipit cum hominidae, homines archaici, et abhinc annorum saltem 200 000 homines anatomice moderni (Homo sapiens) in Africa Orientali orireuntur, et usque ad praesens continuo pergit cento quidem variarum et politice emergentium civitatum nationalium.
Homo, genus of the family Hominidae (order Primates) characterized by a relatively large cranial capacity, limb structure adapted to a habitual erect posture and a bipedal gait, well-developed and fully opposable thumbs, hands capable of power and precision grips, and the ability to make standardized precision tools, using one Page 7/22
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