Category Archives: Human evolution course

Not lazy, just too busy!

I know that I should have reported more from this year’s EGU meeting in Vienna, which for us was a really successful meeting, with many posters and a talk, and many people interested in our research! Camilla, Moo and Kweku … Continue reading

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More reading suggestions – Neanderthals

One more lecture next week and then no more teaching until the fall semester – except for my two weeks of excursion to Les Eyzies in May. This last and final lecture will be about Homo heidelbergensis, Homo neanderthalensis and … Continue reading

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A few steps closer

We have covered an enormous time interval during the past weeks, from 7 million year old Sahelanthropus to the appearance of Homo erectus/ergaster/georgicus some 1.8 million years ago. We are getting closer to Homo heidelbergensis, Homo neanderthalensis, the Denisovans and … Continue reading

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Links, links, links

So much information is now available when it comes to the subject of human evolution! Science blogs, less scientific blogs, online courses, TV programs, books and of course a wealth of science articles. All this diverse information can easily give … Continue reading

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Australopithecines and the first humans

We are gradually moving towards modern times, but have still some 1.5-2 million years to go! Tonight’s lecture was about the large group of different species, which can – generally spoken – be bundled into Australopithecines, and about Homo habilis … Continue reading

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More reading suggestions for my curious students

Human evolution really is a hot topic in science. Almost every week we can hear about new discoveries. These are not only published in scientific journals, but are also widely reported in different media, newspapers, blogs, TV, and radio. Just … Continue reading

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Another round of teaching

Surprisingly, the number of students who attended my class tonight had not decreased very much compared to the first lecture. Let’s hope those eighty students who are still around will stay until the end of the course! Tonight’s lecture focused … Continue reading

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