Tag Archives: fossil

Maastrichtian Dinosaur Provinciality

Hans Larsson and I had our paper published recently in PNAS on the low beta diversity of Maastrichtian dinosaurs in the Western Interior. Hopefully a few people will read the methods and notice that we used the fossil package to do a lot of the stats in it, and others might start using it as well. If you have any questions about the paper or the package, feel free to contact me any time.

Neanderthals: the other other white meat?

The Guardian has a report on tool marks found on Neanderthal bones that one archaeologist argues is evidence that we used them for barbeque. While the tool marks are inconclusive as to the final fate of the flesh from the bones, it does provide some evidence that Neanderthals and Humans were interacting in at least some fashion. I always find it an interesting thought that we were not always alone on the planet when it came to (arguably) concious beings.