Recent press

The Dikika team received some recent press for our new article in the Journal of Human Evolution. Thanks to the entire team!

http://news.emory.edu/stories/2015/08/esc_bone_marks/campus.html

http://www.livescience.com/51936-human-ancestors-may-have-butchered-animals.html

 

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Jessica C. Thompson

I am an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Emory University. I have two main research interests. The first is taphonomy: what happens to an organism's body after it dies. I use marks and other traces on fossil bones to understand ancient human and human ancestor behavior within their ecological contexts. My second main research interest is understanding how and when the earliest members of our species - Homo sapiens - interacted with one another and with their environments in Africa. With this aim, I lead a project in northern Malawi that combines archaeological, paleoenvironmental, and landscape data to document and interpret the Stone Age sites found there.

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