Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Australopithecus sediba analyses

A slew of papers analyzing the brain, hands, feet, and pelvis of Australopithecus sediba were just published in the journal Science. I have not had a chance to read them yet - nor will I for a few days as I'm in a wedding Saturday [not mine :( ] and the partying starts in a few hours. So I'm afraid I won't be able to report on and interpret these on the blog for a while. Please stay tuned!
CT reconstruction, from Science (follow link above).

The exact same thing happened to me 2 years ago when the Ardipithecus ramidus skeleton was (finally) published. I remember waiting in the Detroit airport to board a flight to St. Louis to begin my platonic soul-mate's bachelor party, and I get a flurry of emails on my phone announcing the skeleton in the 15 year old closet.

So media beware - whenever I'm in a wedding, badass new fossil studies will be published. 


Eric said...

Is there any way we can use this special ability of yours for the greater good of science?
Maybe by dragging you to each and every Wedding on the Planet, we can finally close all those gaps in the fossil record and get a look at the full picture.

zacharoo said...

Well the thing is I have to be in the wedding. That's a lot of tuxes.