Re: Time Frame: Early Hominids

JoeBeaver (
24 Apr 1995 01:40:48 -0400 (Kathy41144) writes:

>If anyone cares,I did an extensive paper of the extinction of A. Robustus
>and A. Bosei while attending UC Berkeley under the direction of Dr. Tim
>White, one of the most prominent PaleoAnthropolgists in the world. My
>thesis is that was climatic changes, as well as a possible "first stike"
>something that weakened the species,that contributed to their extinction.

>They were very specialized and possibly could not evolve quickly enough
>adapt to a savannah habitat. However, as was mentioned before, 99% of all
>species eventually become extinct. Homo sapiens are not exception. We
>are rushing down the path right now!.

First, thank you for this post. Perhaps it will convince BARD that
it is possible to look at extinction from a scientific viewpoint.

Second, are you still in any sort of contact with Dr. White?
Specifically, have you heard anything about his team's major A. ramidus
find at Aramis a few months ago? All I know is what little information
appeared in a brief news article announcing the find in the January 26

Any rumors that anyone has heard would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Joseph Beaver
Student, Univ. of Kansas