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The skull of Paranthropus boisei (“Zinj,” “Dear Boy,” “Nutcracker Man,” etc.). Louis Leakey had a problem. During the summer of 1959 he and his wife Mary recovered the skull fragments of an early human scattered about the fossil deposits of Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania. The skull had been deposited among the shattered bones of fossil…

A leopard (Panthera pardus). Image from Wikipedia. When a leopard eats a baboon, what is left behind? This question is not only relevant to primatologists and zoologists. Even though instances of predation on humans is relatively rare, big cats still kill and consume people, and when they do they can virtually obliterate a body. Yet,…

Category: Anthropology As I mentioned just prior to my move to Sb, I spent this past Saturday at NYU at the “Evolutionary Anthropology at the Interface” conference, which was primarily a celebration of the work of Cliff Jolly. I’m still a bit over my head when it comes to knowing the full “Who’s Who” of…