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Recording of Darryl de Ruiter’s 9/27 EvoS Seminar


Darryl de Ruiter listens to a comment during his EvoS seminar. Photo by Hadassah Head.

Available below is an audio recording of Australopithecus sediba: a New Species of Homo-like Australopith from South Africa, Darryl de Ruiter’s September 27 EvoS seminar lecture. (Due to concerns about material currently in press, we are unable to provide slide images for this presentation.)

Click here to download the recording (MP3; 1:27:34; 80 MB)

This recording includes excerpts from the post-talk Q&A sessions, beginning at 49:15. Topics discussed include but are not limited to:

  • Excavation in a fossil-rich site
  • Geology of the region
  • Human morphological variation compared to morphological species distinctions
  • Site security and the World Heritage Area designation
  • Sexual dimorphism and age differentiation
  • Could DNA be recovered?
  • Geographic isolation
  • Implications of water movement
  • Dating techniques
  • Non-hominim fossils
  • Timeline and population sampling
  • Fossil preparator expertise
  • Possible critiques and refutations

Also check out our interview with Darryl.

Posted on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 in News/Podcast by EvoS.


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