Topic: John Kappelman

Dinosaur fantasy: Putting the pieces together

Jan. 8, 2010
Dinosaur fantasy: Putting the pieces together

Listening to Sterling Nesbitt talk about Tawa hallae, the 215 million-year-old dinosaur that he and his colleagues wrote about in the Dec. 17, 2009 edition of Science, I was struck when he used the word "fantasy."

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Anthropology professor talks about famous fossil, Lucy 2.0

Feb. 11, 2009
Anthropology professor talks about famous fossil, Lucy 2.0

Lucy, the world's most famous fossil human ancestor, has gone digital in 3-D. A new high-resolution CT scan of the 3.2 million-year-old skeleton will provide scientists around the globe with information that may help settle debates about human evolution.

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Famous Fossil Lucy Scanned at The University of Texas at Austin, Offers New Insights into Ancient Human Ancestor

Feb. 6, 2009

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the Ethiopian government, have completed the first high-resolution CT scan of the world's most famous fossil, Lucy, an ancient human ancestor who lived 3.2 million years ago.

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Researchers work featured in N.Y. Times

Jan. 10, 2008
Researchers work featured in N.Y. Times

In the disease-scarred bones of a Homo erectus from Turkey, scientists have found evidence of a peril that human ancestors encountered in their migrations out of Africa: tuberculosis.

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December Health Notes

Dec. 20, 2007

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss health issues ranging from human evolution to health communication.

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