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Another introduction. Hi all! I am a masters candidate in Palaeontology investigating inner ear anatomy and locomotor/positional behavior in primates (including humans). I have wide interests in everything from politics to neuroscience.

Sunset in the cradle of humankind. Silhouetted trees
set against a magnificent purple and yellow sky.

Hello Mastodon art people! I’m Julia, an illustrator and naturalist from Germany. I’ve quit all social media a few years ago because addictive algorithms, ads, infinite scrolling and tracking surveillance were killing my creativity.
Mastodon is likely the last social media experiment I’ll try. Here are some birds for you, because although I’ve left Twitter, I love drawing birds.
#introduction
#MastoArt #art #illustration #birds #watercolor #TraditionalArt

Quite exciting to see more and more scientists joining the !

If your colleagues ask you about this place, please let them know we have three mastodon communities with focus:

🔸scholar.social
🔸fediscience.org
🔸qoto.org

I also participate as moderator in an academic Spanish/Portuguese speaking community:

🔸red.niboe.info

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It look forward to trying this software out at some point:

"Reproducing cranial endocasts is a major goal of researchers interested in vertebrate brain evolution. We present a new R software, named endomaker, which allows the automatic extraction of endocasts from skull meshes along with the calculation of its volume".

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/ab

@oneabstractaday

Noah harvesting the bodies of floating sinners to feed the animals in the ark 😂.

Does anyone have a scan of an Ateles fusciceps cranium with the bony labyrinth intact? The only one on available on morphosource has obliterated petrosals.

RT @SAPIENS_org@twitter.com

New on SAPIENS: Two anthropologists who’ve conducted fieldwork while being pregnant or new moms bravely share their personal experiences and call for family-friendly work cultures that align with human evolution. sapiens.org/archaeology/mother

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SAPIENS_org/status

RT @Ozarchaeomaglab@twitter.com

~1.8 Ma Paranthropus robustus molar from Gondolin in South Africa. While this specimen is larger than all other P. robustus teeth, but in the range of P. boisei, the ratio between the size of the hypoconid & entoconid is used to suggest this fossil is P. robustus

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Ozarchaeomaglab/st

RT @johnhawks@twitter.com

The human foot and ankle together are a remarkable structure. 26 bones plus sesamoids, more than 30 joints, and more than 100 ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Our evolution has modified many of these, making our feet different from the feet of other primates.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/johnhawks/status/1

I am wondering if I should move away from studying fossil hominins (since there is a scarcity of positions in the field), and move into a different related area (palaeoecology perhaps). Indecision will plague me with anxiety for now.

I can't get back to sleep because Warthogs are eating outside my tent. :BlobCatGooglyShrug:

A quick post on the one thing I think is most important about Mastodon/the Fediverse in general: how moderation works.

There are *100% absolutely totally* cesspool fashy TERFy Nazi nonsense places on this site. This is not utopia. What it is is a place where *your local moderators* on your instance, and *you yourself* can combine powers to really effectively moderate the world. If a server ("instance") is filled with garbage people, your instance can "de-federate" from them. 1/

I am an anthropologist who studies academia and academic practices. Sometimes I am a consultant. I am always a researcher. Currently in NC but work in UK and Ireland as well as in the US. Did my original anthro fieldwork in Belfast in the late 1990s so Derry Girls is my JAM.

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Hi! I'm a library director at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT.

Hi, you can call me Ely and I'm training to be a neuroscientist. I study how organisms store and update the information they use to navigate their lives.

I love a lot about academia but hate a lot about how education is conceptualized, gatekept, and used for less-than-uplifting ends, especially in "STEM" or whatever. I've been studying for a while but have a long way to go! Happy to meet you all!

Another introduction. Hi all! I am a masters candidate in Palaeontology investigating inner ear anatomy and locomotor/positional behavior in primates (including humans). I have wide interests in everything from politics to neuroscience.

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