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On the Trail of Human Ancestors

On the Trail of Human Ancestors

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Visitors to the Museum’s Spitzer Hall of Human Origins are invited to “walk” in the footsteps of hominins who lived some 3.6 million years ago. For Brian Richmond deciphering what such footprints can tell us about the behavior of our early ancestors is the stuff of his life’s work. 

Tags: Anthropology, Human Evolution

Studying Tropical Bird Diversity

Studying Tropical Bird Diversity

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Brian Smith, assistant curator in the Department of Ornithology since last January, credits his career path to a curiosity about nature ignited by childhood wanderings in the woods of northern New Jersey—and his mother’s passion for birds.

Tags: Ornithology

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