Research conducted by PhD Alumna Tracy Kivell has revealed that tool making arose earlier among human ancestors than previously thought. Listen to the January 24 episode of Quirks & Quarks, when Bob MacDonald spoke to Dr. Kivell about this fascinating research. See also http://fw.to/oYyClDU.
Dr. Kivell received her PhD from our department in 2007 under the supervision of Prof. David Begun. She is currently a Junior Researcher in the Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.