Mes: marzo 2016
Jueves, 17 Marzo 2016, 18:30h Presentación de libro Los mitos y sus tiempos. Creencias y narraciones de Mesoamérica y los Andes.
It’s only March (on a related note–how is it already March?!), and already a TON has happened in paleoanthropology this year. So far in 2016, we’ve seen announcements on everything from teeth to DNA.
Credit Jason Heaton
I thought I’d recap some of the big finds, but as always, I have to include the disclaimer that these announcements are the recent views of particular scientists, and only time will tell if their inferences hold up! Anyway, here is a countdown of my top 5 favorites:
5. New fossils from Sterkfontein! Milner Hall, an area within the Sterkfontein caves, has yielded a new finger bone and a tooth! So far, comparisons suggest these fossils are somewhat different than that of Homo naledi and other S. African hominins, but stay tuned! John Hawks discussed the finds in a blog post, and a press release of the find can be found here.
4. When did…
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It seems as though every time a hominin fossil is discovered, sensational headlines follow. Major news sources claim that a discovery is unprecedented, or that some new fossil rewrites everything we knowabout human origins. So is this excitement warranted? Should we be making such a big deal over the fossils? In the case of the Homo naledi fossils, I say yes. Though the exact content of the headline is often misleading, I think there is something to the excitement over the discoveries. This might be because I am a very enthusiastic, excitable person–but I tend to believe that new fossils should be celebrated in big ways! But why, you ask, should we make such a big fuss over the newly discovered Homo naledi fossils? Well, I came up with a list of reasons.
But first, let’s briefly go over these fossils’ highlights, what do we have…
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Les recomendamos que revisen este artículo del Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja, sobre la importancia de la identificación de víctimas en desastres naturales.
Pueden leer el artículo completo aquí.
Recuerden que el cierre del Sistema de Registro para aspirantes a la especialidad es el viernes 18 de Marzo de 2016 a las 17:00.
Y el día 22 de Abril es la fecha límite para que el aspirante reciba su comprobante de Registro.