The George Washington University and CASHP announce collaboration with the National Museums of Kenya to operate the Koobi Fora Field School. For more details see the story on GW Today and visit the KFFS website.
Congratulations to CASHP researcher Erin Marie Williams for winning a 2012 L’Oréal USA Fellowship For Women in Science award. The Fellowship will help Williams investigate the decision-making processes and abilities of our early human ancestors as evidenced through their selection of raw materials for the production and use of Early Stone Age technologies.
The Society for Archaeological Sciences awarded CASHP PhD student Andrew Zipkin the R.E. Taylor Student Poster Award for his presentation of the poster “On the formation and distribution of ochreous minerals in northern Malawi” during the Geoarchaeology Session of last week’s SAA annual meeting. This prestigious award is named in honor of Professor Emeritus R. Ervin … Read more
The Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology (CASHP) at The George Washington University invites applications for a full-time, benefited position as post-doctoral associate. The successful applicant will participate in research in the laboratories of CASHP and contribute to teaching human evolutionary biology (broadly defined) to undergraduate and/or graduate students. Preference will be given … Read more
Kes Schroer has been selected for a Philip J. Amsterdam Graduate Teaching Award. Congratulations Kes!
Congratulations to Habiba Chirchir and Kathryn Ranhorn on being awarded Cosmos Club Young Scholar Awards in 2012.
On Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, CASHP faculty, Brian Richmond (GWU), Chris Ruff (JHU), and Matt Tocheri will present their latest research at the CARTA symposium, “The Upright Ape: Bipedalism and Human Origins”. Location: University California, San Diego – Robinson Auditorium Free to the public.
CASHP student and faculty comment on new evidence of ancient paint for NPR and New York Times. Read what Dr. Alison Brooks and Andrew Zipkin had to say: NPR story: In African Cave, An Early Human Paint Shop New York Times story: In African Cave, Signs of an Ancient Paint Factory
CT scans of fossil skull fragments may help researchers settle a long-standing debate about the evolution of Africa’s Australopithecus, a key ancestor of modern humans that died out some 1.4 million years ago. The study, to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, explains how CT scans shed new light on … Read more
Congratulations to CASHP Students and Postdocs on their New Academic Appointments! Janine Chalk will be joining the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Rui Diogo will be joining the Department of Anatomy, Howard University as an Assistant Professor. Muhammad Spocter will be joining the Department of Anatomy, Des Moines University … Read more
Human Ancestors Have Identity Crisis. The African primate known as Ardi and a couple of other fossil creatures widely regarded as early members of the human evolutionary family—or hominids, for short—may really be apes hiding in plain sight, two anthropologists say in a new publication in the journal Nature. Hominid-like traits such as an upright … Read more
CASHP Researchers Show Neandetals Had Varied Diet, Cooked Plant Foods. Read more
Congratulations to Two Members of the CASHP Team on Their Newly Appointed Academic Positions! One of our recent graduates, Amanda Henry (PhD 2010), will be starting a new job as an Independent Junior Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in January 2011. Amanda’s dissertation examined how Neanderthal and modern human … Read more
CASHP Students and Faculty Featured on NPR’s “The Human Edge” Series. Members of the CASHP team participated in several episodes of The Human Edge series, recently broadcast on National Public Radio (NPR). Listen to Alison Brooks, David Green, Erin Marie Williams, Brian Richmond, Kallista Bernal, and Chet Sherwood discuss their research and weigh in on … Read more
Felicia Gomez Wins Award to Examine Malaria Resistance. A CASHP doctoral student has won a $10,000 dissertation writing fellowship from the American Anthropological Association. Felicia Gomez, M.Phil. ’08, a student in the hominid paleobiology doctoral program in the Department of Anthropology, will use the fellowship to complete her dissertation on the evolutionary history of malaria-related … Read more
Erin Marie Williams is Awarded Bouchet Society Fellowship. As part of its commitment to promoting diversity at the graduate level, George Washington University has opened a chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, a group named after the first African American to earn a doctoral degree. In support of the Bouchet Society’s mission, … Read more