Monthly Archives: February 2011

Lynn Copes: Hadar 2011 #3, Good Luck Takes Hard Work

Each day, our group of six scientists and 15 Afar split into two big groups after breakfast for the day’s work. The group working with Bill usually drives to a locality of the project where fossil hominids have been found … Continue reading

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Lynn Copes: Hadar 2011 #2, Camp Life—More Nutella Anyone?

After the excitement of finding the fossil mandible last week, things have calmed down. Once the find is announced in Ethiopia, we can give you more information about it—it is one very interesting mandible! I thought I’d give you a … Continue reading

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Samantha Russak: Tanzania #6—Wild Animals and Adventurers!

Editor’s note: This is the third post in quick succession from Samantha as she was able to travel from her little grass-roofed tent to meet up with Don Johanson and his travelers with a National Geographic trip that he is … Continue reading

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Samantha Russak: Tanzania #5—Things Will Happen When They Happen

Except for the initial frustration and difficulties at the airport cargo terminal, I have been met with extreme friendliness by everyone I have encountered here. Being the typical cynical, skeptical American, I first thought this extra-friendly behavior might have just … Continue reading

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Samantha Russak: Tanzania #4—Being a Quadruped Would Be Helpful

Editors Note: I delayed posting this entry to “spread out” Samantha’s news because of her sporadic access to the Internet, which is why she is wishing us a delayed Happy New Year. Happy New Year (Karibu Mwaka Mapya)! It is … Continue reading

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