A special list to celebrate the New Year… A little tradition on this blog is to collect my favorite hominin #FossilFriday tweets of the year, from number 10 to 1. This is the sixth list!
What is a ‘FossilFriday’? Every Friday, people post pics of their favorite fossils using the hashtag #FossilFriday, mainly on Twitter. This can be about famous specimens, odd fossils, museum collections, rare photos, scientific papers or blog posts. I love to join & tweet about hominin fossils. One more time, let’s start!
10. Out of the box: ER 1805, Homo habilis. By Dr Andy I. R. Herries @Ozarchaeomaglab
9. An eureka moment, finding a cranium for Australopithecus anamensis. By Charles Heim @CharlesHeim
8. The lovely Al Wusta-1 Homo sapiens phalanx. By Huw Groucutt @huw_groucutt
7. The Piltdown fraud, an incredible part of the history of this science. By Peter C. Kjærgaard @PCKjaergaard
6. Different patterns of maxillary resorption in Neandertals and modern humans. By Brynn Ziel @BrynnZiel
5. Is Dali a Denisovan skull and we don’t know (yet)? By PaleoAnthropology+ @Qafzeh
4. ‘En bombe’ shape of the Neandertal skull. By Chris Stringer @ChrisStringer65 (4 times winner of this fabulous contest)
3. You never know what wonders lie beneath your feet… By Zachary Cofran @ZCofran
2. Smashed into 40 pieces to get 10 cents for each… By Odyssey to the Far East @motherlander
1. Simply beautiful, the Petralona skull. By Antoine Balzeau @abalzeau
Want more? Check out the lists from previous years:
Merry Christmas and Happy 2021!