Re: New Discoveries in Human Evolution

Dan Barnes (
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 15:57:21 GMT

In article <526mh2$>, says...
>Ralph L Holloway <> wrote:
>>On 21 Sep 1996, JSterl7511 wrote:
>>> Although I am not a scientist one of my intellectual passions is the study
>>> of human evolution. One problem, however, is that as soon as I pick up and
>>> read a book on the topic. e.g., Ancestors, The Origins of Humankind, The
>>> Fossil Trial, The Wisdom of the Bones, someone reports of a new find in
>>> Africa, Europe or Asia that immediately puts alot of the material in the
>>> book(s) out of date. Does anyone have any suggestions on what technical
>>> journals and popular press magazines an interested observer like myself
>>> should scan to keep abreast of the latest news and scientific findings in
>>> human evolution. Thanks.
>>John, the best two journals for announcing recent discoveroies are NATURE
>>and SCIENCE, more the former than the latter. AJPA (Am. J. Physical
>>Anthropology) and JHE (Journal Human Evolution) often carry detailed
>>descriptions and comparisons of the new finds. A newerjournal calle
>>EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY, edited by John Fleagle, also carries
>>reviews of fossil discoveries and theoretical problems associated with
>>them. Sometimes, the ANNUAL REVIEW OF ANTHROPOLOGY carries
>>reviews of human evolutionary perspectives, as they always have a couple
>>of review articles devoted to physical anthropology.
>>Ralph Holloway
>I feel the same as JSterl. You would think that both NATURE and SCIENCE
>would be standard fare in every library in the world but not so. The
>local county library doesn't carry them and no way I can afford a
>subscription. Does anyone know of a free on line service that has this
>kind of info?
The Origins of Humankind site is trying to present as much up to date
information as possible. Its at: