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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

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Archaeologist Elsa Redmond Elected to National Academy of Sciences

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Elsa M. Redmond, a research associate in the Museum’s Division of Anthropology, was recently elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Redmond, an anthropological archaeologist whose expertise lies in Latin America, is one of 84 scientists recognized in 2014 for “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”

Tags: Anthropology, Our Research

Decades of Discovery on St. Catherines Island

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David Hurst Thomas is the curator of North American Archaeology in the Museum’s Division of Anthropology and has spent his career studying the human history of St. Catherines Island. Below, he explains how archaeological finds are proving history books wrong.

For nearly four decades, it’s been my privilege to work as an archaeologist on St. Catherines—a Manhattan-sized island 10 miles off the Georgia coastline. One of the storied Golden Isles, St. Catherines is privately owned; only two people live there. Forty years ago, the Edward John Noble Foundation established a long-term relationship with the American Museum of Natural History to pursue scientific research, conservation, and education on the island.

Tags: Anthropology

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