Pretend-Excavating Australopithecus afarensis, Part 2

A little while ago, I received a present that I secretly wanted: an excavation and model kit of Australopithecus afarensis. After a short break to rest the fingers, the¬†next field season continued the amazing discoveries of the first. One surprise from last time was the existence of a hair in… Read more“Pretend-Excavating Australopithecus afarensis, Part 2”

Pretend-Excavating Australopithecus afarensis, Part 1

As December rolled around, I found myself on Amazon browsing for good gifts. I settled on a large Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton for my brother (which looks amazing) and was ready to shut the browser window, when Amazon dangled another model in front of my eyes: an Australopithecus afarensis (e.g. Lucy)… Read more“Pretend-Excavating Australopithecus afarensis, Part 1”

A Poster Child for Academic Posters

Alison Atkin, graduate student of archaeology at the University of Sheffield, made a brilliant poster on the modeling of plagued versus non-plagued cemetery collections. The poster debuted at the¬†British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO) conference, where it won the Bill White prize (Atkin, 2014)! It will also be… Read more“A Poster Child for Academic Posters”