Fossil Hominids: What's New?

This website will continue to be developed. I plan to update it at least twice every year. The Links page and the Paleoanthropology Weblog get updated more or less continually, and changes to them are not listed here. Come back in a few months time to see what's new!

See also the Recent developments page for news of the latest developments in paleoanthropology.

August 31, 2008
Added a page about Selam, a fossil of an A. afarensis child.

February 7, 2005
a response to Jerry Bergman about Nebraska Man

December 10, 2004
Added a page about Homo floresiensis, the new dwarf species from Indonesia.

September 30, 2004
Added a review of Gary Parker's book Skeletons in your Closet, a creationist book for kids about human evolution.

July 31, 2004
Added A look at Piltdown Man on the 50th anniversary of its exposure as a hoax, by paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer.

June 30, 2004
Added a page about Walter Brown's debate offer.

October 23, 2003
A tongue-in-cheek article by Bill McClellan: Men, women, Iraq, creationism and all that heavy stuff

June 15, 2003
More information has surfaced about the "Neandertal in Armor".

March 31, 2003
Added a page about OH 65, a new fossil from Olduvai Gorge.
Added a response to the human evolution section of Icons of Evolution.
Added the Paleoanthro Weblog.

December 31, 2002
Added information about the newly-named species Homo georgicus from Dmanisi in Georgia.
Added an article about Louis Leakey and human evolution.

July 31, 2002
Added a new article: Homo habilis: is it an invalid taxon?.
Added a new page for the new Toumai skull (Sahelanthropus tchadensis)
Added a new page for the exciting new fossil skull D2700 from Dmanisi, Georgia.

December 31, 2001
Added articles by Colin Groves and Martin Nickels

October 31, 2001
Added articles by Chris Stringer

August 31, 2001
Added material on Jack Cuozzo's book Buried Alive
Added a review of William Fix's book The Bone Peddlers
Added a response to Wayne Jackson

May 31, 2001
Added a review of Malcolm Bowden's book Ape-Men: Fact or Fallacy?

April 30, 2001
Added new articles by C. Loring Brace and Colin Groves.
Added a page of featured books.

December 30, 2000
Added a page of guest articles.

November 30, 2000
Added a page on Neanderthal mtDNA.
Added a page about the ICR and an April Fools hoax.
Added a search facility.

June 30, 2000
Added a page on Little Foot, a new australopithecine skeleton from South Africa.
Added a page on the history of the Monkey Quote

January 31, 2000
Added Jack Cuozzo's reply to Colin Groves.
Added a debate on Peking Man with creationists Helen Fryman and Malcolm Bowden.

December 29, 1999
Added a review of the video In the Image of God.

September 30, 1999
Added a page on the Neandertal in armor, in response to Doug Sharp.
Added a review by Colin Groves of Marvin Lubenow's book Bones of Contention.
Updated a page on Ian Taylor and Nebraska Man, in response to comments by Taylor.

July 10, 1999
Added a page on the skeleton discovered at Lagar Velho in Portugal.
Added information on the new species Australopithecus garhi.
Added a page listing creationist resources on human evolution.
Added a review by Colin Groves of Jack Cuozzo's book Buried Alive.
Added a review of Jeffrey Goodman's book The Genesis Mystery.

March 30, 1999
Added a response to Bowden's claims about the missing Peking Man skeletons.
Added a comparison of a cast of the Java Man skullcap with a gibbon skull.

October 30, 1998
Added a review of the Jack Chick tract Big Daddy?
Added an article about the human evolution exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History.
Added a comparison of a cast of a Peking Man skulls with a monkey skull.

July 31, 1998:
Added online discussions with Ted Holden and Ed Conrad.
Added a response to a creationist web page by Jon Scott.

April 28, 1998:
Added a page of paleoanthropological humor.
Added a page of links to crackpot theories about human evolution.
Added a page about Duane Gish and Wadjak Man.
Added a page listing type specimens for hominid species.
Added a page of biographies of scientists.

Feb 3, 1998:
I added a Debates section to the Creationist Arguments page, containing online debates with Richard Milton and Karl Crawford.

Nov 11, 1997:
Added a page about popular representations of Neandertals.
Discussed claims about a Neandertal discovered with chain mail armor.
Is it spelt Neanderthal or Neandertal?
Updated the Orce Man page.
Added a page on Semicircular canals.
Added a page on the novel Operation Adam.
Added info on a creationist mistranslation about Peking Man.

April 28, 1997: Version 6 of the FAQ released
Most of the pages have changed at least somewhat, but here are the major differences.
Added a page of paleoanthropological fiction.
Added a page on creationist misquotes about the human fossil record.
Added a page on Orce Man, a Spanish fossil discussed by Duane Gish.
Added new information about Nebraska Man, along with some illustrations.
Added responses to creationist web pages by Walter Brown and Darren Gordon.
There is new data on KP 271, a 4 million year old fossil that creationists claim is human.
Expanded the section on the 2 million year old stone circle found at Olduvai Gorge.
Expanded the section on the Kow Swamp skulls, added a page on why the Kow Swamp skulls are not H. erectus.

October 1996: I took pity on those using modems, and broke the FAQ into smaller pages, with navigation links at the bottom of every page. Also added a Feedback page.

Apr 16, 1996: Version 5 of the FAQ released (151K)
Expanded sections on Homo erectus, Anomalous fossils.
Expanded section on Peking Man to cover claims of Malcolm Bowden.

Nov 14, 1995: Version 4 of the FAQ released (131K)
Converted to HTML, added many illustrations.
Added sections on Lubenow's book Bones of Contention, and hominid brain sizes.
Added data on Australopithecus anamensis.
Expanded section on Java Man.

May 16, 1995: Version 3 of the FAQ released (89K)
Major additions to the sections on Homo habilis, Peking Man.
Added sections on recent developments, and an overview of creationist arguments.

Jan 19, 1995: Version 2 of the FAQ released (59K)
Corrections and minor additions to version 1.

Nov 11, 1994: Version 1 of the Fossil Hominids FAQ released (53K)

This page is part of the Fossil Hominids FAQ at the Archive.

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