Author Archives: Adam Van Arsdale

About Adam Van Arsdale

I am biological anthropologist with a specialization in paleoanthropology. My research focuses on the pattern of evolutionary change in humans over the past two million years, with an emphasis on the early evolution and dispersal of our genus, Homo. My work spans a number of areas including comparative anatomy, genetics and demography.

Breast milk isn’t magic, it IS an important evolutionary feature in humans

I started the day off yesterday by upsetting some colleagues. @APV2600 @Quinnanthrowman why you got to ruin my day Adam? — Katie Hinde (@Mammals_Suck) May 20, 2015 You see, Dr. Katie Hinde (@Mammals_Suck) is a human evolutionary biologist (I like … Continue reading

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Reason #1 to enroll in 207x

The actual start of the course (and the end of classes at Wellesley) kept me from finishing this off. But Anthropology 207x (Introduction to Human Evolution) is off to a fantastic start and you can continue to enroll at any … Continue reading

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Reason #2 to enroll in 207x

Continuing my series on the top 10 reasons to enroll in Anthropology 207x (Introduction to Human Evolution), which officially begins on May 6th…. Previous entries: #10 Origin stories are captivating. Scientific origin stories can be unifying. #9 It’s open and … Continue reading

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Reason #3 to enroll in 207x

Continuing my series on the top 10 reasons to enroll in Anthropology 207x (Introduction to Human Evolution), which officially begins on May 6th…. Previous entries: #10 Origin stories are captivating. Scientific origin stories can be unifying. #9 It’s open and … Continue reading

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Reason #4 to enroll in 207x

Continuing my series on the top 10 reasons to enroll in Anthropology 207x (Introduction to Human Evolution), which officially begins on May 6th…. Previous entries: #10 Origin stories are captivating. Scientific origin stories can be unifying. #9 It’s open and … Continue reading

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Reason #5 to enroll in 207x

Continuing my series on the top 10 reasons to enroll in Anthropology 207x (Introduction to Human Evolution), which officially begins on May 6th…. Previous entries: #10 Origin stories are captivating. Scientific origin stories can be unifying. #9 It’s open and … Continue reading

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Reason #6 to enroll in 207x

Continuing my series on the top 10 reasons to enroll in Anthropology 207x (Introduction to Human Evolution), which officially begins on May 6th…. Previous entries: #10 Origin stories are captivating. Scientific origin stories can be unifying. #9 It’s open and … Continue reading

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Reason #7 to enroll in 207x

Continuing my series on the top 10 reasons to enroll in Anthropology 207x (Introduction to Human Evolution), which officially begins on May 6th…. Previous entries: #10 Origin stories are captivating. Scientific origin stories can be unifying. #9 It’s open and … Continue reading

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Reason #8 to enroll in 207x

Continuing my series on the top 10 reasons to enroll in Anthropology 207x (Introduction to Human Evolution), which officially begins on May 6th…. Previous entries: #10 Origin stories are captivating. Scientific origin stories can be unifying. #9 It’s open and … Continue reading

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Reason #9 to enroll in 207x

Continuing my series on the top 10 reasons to enroll in Anthropology 207x (Introduction to Human Evolution), which officially begins on May 6th…. Previous entries: #10 Origin stories are captivating. Scientific origin stories can be unifying. Reason #9 – It … Continue reading

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