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Harvard Museum of Natural History Appoints Interim Executive Director & Launches National Search

. February 18, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH) today has named as interim executive director David W. Ellis. Ellis is the former president of Lafayette College and the Museum of Science, Boston. He will temporarily replace Elisabeth Werby, who is slated to become chief of staff to the president of Northeastern University. The museum will conduct […]

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Natural History Museum Reveals Earliest Human Skull-Cups

. February 18, 2011 . 0 Comments

14,700-year-old human skull-cup to go on display to visitors on 1 March 2011 Research published by palaeoanthropologists at the Natural History Museum, London, reveals Britain’s strange past with the earliest known examples of human skull-cups (containers made from human skulls) in the world, and the first evidence for their manufacture in the UK. A replica […]

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Illinois State Museum Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Develop Neotoma Paleoecology Database

. February 11, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Illinois State Museum and Pennsylvania State University recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant from the Geoinformatics Program to develop the “Neotoma Paleoecology Database.” This database includes fossil data for the past 5 million years. It provides the underlying database structure for a wide variety of fossil data types that are important to […]

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Zoological Society of London Zoo to Open Largest Ever Penguin Pool

. February 11, 2011 . 0 Comments

Penguin Beach, the Zoo’s brand new flagship exhibit for 2011, will be home to nearly 150 Macaroni and Humboldt penguins when it opens on the 27th of May. The new penguin pool will be four times bigger and three times deeper than the South American bird’s current one – making a splash with both penguins […]

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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Receives Donation of Important Human Origins Fossil Casts

. February 9, 2011 . 0 Comments

Paleoanthropologist Lee Berger is donating casts of the Australopithecus sediba to the National Museum of Natural History. The casts of these skeletons—which include two complete copies for public display and two copies for the Human Origins Program’s research collection—are being donated as part of a research collaboration between the United States and South Africa. A […]

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