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.

Paleosouls San Pedro Formation

A Paleo-Cation

Vacations used to be a time when I took my mind off work. I would take a few days to decompress, relax, and, more specifically, escape from the ancient past that I study on a daily basis.

Elephant fossil

The Anatomy of a Paleontologist

For the past semester, I’ve been assisting students in the GW medical school with Human Gross Anatomy.

Food photography

The Wherefore and Why of Food Photography Faux Pas

Martha Stewart’s Twitter account (@MarthaStewart) recently caused a minor uproar in social media this week when she tweeted some…interesting pictures of her food

Rwandan canopy walk

Rwandan Adventure: Part II

Shortly after sunrise we walked a few kilometers to the bus station in Musanze town. To Kigali we go. Amandine Erikson (U.

Kaitlin Wellens

A Data ID to a Chimpanzee

If a stranger walked in and out of my office without ever speaking to me, they would most likely know one very crucial fact—I really, really like chimpanzees.

Jordan Miller

In Search of Data: The Story of an Unconventional Summer

As the spring semester winds down and the oppressive heat of summer descends upon the city, the daily commotion of the academic year slows to a more manageable p

Andrew Zipkin

Prospecting for Meaning: Archaeology, Symbolism, and Mineral Exploration in Zambia

Two weeks ago I returned Stateside after a 9 week field season in Zambia, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

Habiba Chirchir

Finishing a Dissertation and Making Post-Dissertation Plans

I spent the past academic year writing up the results of my dissertation, which proved quite a task.

Amy Bauernfeind

The Adaptability and Perseverance of the Scientist

Wise senior scientists recently made these statements to me, and I bet that most people with scientific training will get a laugh out of both quotations.

Serena Bianchi and Brian Schilder

Neuroscience for Middle Schoolers

Whatever your profession, you may have felt at some point that you were running on automatic pilot.

Rouffignac Cave

Cope With The Creepy

Simple engravings are found everywhere in Rouffignac Cave. The ends of these engravings show that they were made by human fingertips pressed against the cave wall.

Michael Day and Bernard Wood

What's It Like to Meet Your Adviser's Adviser?

Two weekends ago CASHP hosted a symposium on the ‘Function and Evolution of the Human Foot.’ While the symposium was successful in its own right, it also provided us with the opportunity to meet Dr