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December 13, 2007

Professor Fred Grine (Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook, SUNY) conducts research on the hominid fossil record from Middle Stone Age archaeological sites in southern Africa, focussing on its application to issues surrounding the emergence of modern humans. In 2006 Dr. Grine was awarded a Wenner-Gren grant to support his research on the "Morphological and Morphometric Analysis of the Late Pleistocene Human Skull from Hofmeyr, South Africa."

The analysis of this nearly complete cranium from Hofmeyr, South Africa, dating back to 36.7 kyr is of singular significance for the evolutionary history of