34-years later: Do we know why we study paleoecology?

“Do paleoecologists even possess an adequate vocabulary to imagine anything other than savannah mosaic, more or less, wetter or drier, bush or grassland?”


Beginner’s Guide to Poster Presentations

Graduate school is undeniably rich with a lot of ‘firsts.’ For many students, attending and presenting at conferences is one milestone they are eager to check off.

By Example

The browsing history of my internet search engine contains a medley of material that ranges from academic to unsavory.

The Researcher Emergent: I - Survival

Since beginning my doctorate at George Washington University, I’ve had no shortage of exciting, informative, and developmentally critical experiences.

A Night (or 90) at the Museum

To be completely honest, I spend days, not nights in a museum.

Close encounter, or just half asleep? How scientific inquiry can inform paranormal experiences

Since it’s getting close to Halloween, I thought I would discuss something a little more creepy than usual that actually happened to me.

“Hey Laurence, did you find cool stuff digging in Africa this summer?”

I’ve been asked this question a lot recently because in June, I spent two weeks at Kanapoi, the famous site in northern Kenya.

Anatomy of a Lab Rotation

One of the many great opportunities provided by CASHP for its lucky graduate students is the chance to widen the scope of our research and to build interdisciplinary partnerships with researchers a

Evolution in Education

Starting the Evolution in Education Program at CASHP

This past fall, a group of CASHP members came together to create a public outreach program about science and evolution.

AAPA Calgary

Conference Time!

This past week I attended the 83rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) with several others students and facul

Vance Powell

The Researcher Emergent: Prologue

Toward the end of my first semester as a PhD student in the HomPal program at GW I was invited to collaborate with my advisor and two of our post-docs on a project they’d developed.

The author studying her favorite topic (desserts).

A Serious Question: How Do You Study?

Graduate students experience various facets of pedagogy simultaneously. For their own studies, they are expected to master a vast literature in a particular field of interest.

Sites of Les Eyzies (M. Peyrony, in Munro 1912)

Paleolithic Pilgrimage

In southwestern France, hours outside of Paris on the way to Bordeaux, lies a small village called Les Eyzies. Haven’t heard of it?

Darwin and Medicine

Does Evolution have a Place in Medicine?

As a student in the highly interdisciplinary Hominid Paleobiology Doctoral Program, with an even broader interdisciplinary focus on evolutionary neuroscience, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from

Laurence Dumouchel

Birds Do It

My life changed significantly in the past few months. I started a new degree, in a different country, in another language.