Student Blog


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 at Olorgasalie

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.


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.

Students at koobi fora

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.

Kevin Hatala demonstrates the use of a digging stick while connected to pressure sensors.

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.