Teaching South African Students About the Past

Teaching South African Students About the Past

A key component of science research is ensuring that the knowledge is made available in the public domain. It is also crucial to nurture and elicit interest among young scientists.

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Hormones, Life-Histories and Hair

Differences in male life history patterns among primates represent a complex of tradeoffs between the costs of immediate reproduction and future reproductive output.


Developing Models of Premolar Molarization in Primates

What makes a mammal? We lactate, are homeothermic, and have hair. We also have diverse tooth types – incisors, canines, premolars, and molars.

Andrew Zipkin

Testing the Role of Ochre in the Construction of Hunting Weapons

Humans are remarkable for our ability to innovate new tools with which to modify our environment and to create new ways of conveying and storing information with material symbols.

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Imaging Protein Expression in the Brains of Chimpanzees and Humans

Human uniqueness is often explained in terms of behavioral specializations such as language, empathy, and theory of mind.

Andrew Du

Reconstructing Paleoenvironments at Olorgesaile, Southern Kenya

Understanding the environmental context of our human ancestors is the first step to figuring out how and why they evolved.

Hyrax neuron

Exploring Neuronal Diversity in the Mammalian Brain

Studying the evolution of the brain is central to understanding the origins of what makes us human. In Dr.

CASHP students teach at KFFS

CASHP Students Teach at Koobi Fora Field School

This summer, three CASHP students had the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors – literally.

Tool use experiment

Biomechanical Analysis of Human Tool Use

A Pliance sensor system at CASHP enabled students to collect pressure data acting on the human hand during various kinds of tool production and use.