W2 Professor and Lise Meitner Group Leader of the Pan African
Research Group, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.


My work has been featured in over 1000 news articles around the world. Below is a small selection of links such media features, including scicomm articles that I have written:

Lauren Fuge. 2021. Young tools rewrite old history. Cosmos Magazine.

Michael Marshall. 2021. The other cradle of humanity: How Arabia shaped human evolution. New Scientist (Cover Feature).

Eleanor Scerri. 2021. Archaeology in West Africa could rewrite the textbooks on human evolution. The Conversation.

Science Daily. 2021. Newly discovered African 'climate seesaw' drove human evolution.

Robin McKie. 2020. The search for Eden: in pursuit of humanity’s origins. The Guardian.

Lorraine Boissoneault. 2019. Ancient Monkey Bone Tools Shake Up the Narrative of Early Human Migration to the Rain Forest. Smithsonian Magazine.

Katarina Zimmer. 2020. Genetics Steps In to Help Tell the Story of Human Origins. The Scientist. 

Darren Curnoe. 2018. Rethinking Homo sapiens? The story of our origins gets dizzyingly complicated. The Conversation.

Aristos Georgiou. 2018. Humans Did Not Evolve From a Single Population in Africa, Researchers Say. Newsweek.

Ephrat Livni. 2018. How to come up with better ideas, according to scientists who developed a new theory of human evolution. Quarz.

Eleanor Scerri. 2018. Origin of our species: Why humans were once so much more diverse. New Scientist.

Eleanor Scerri. 2018. Human evolution: secrets of early ancestors could be unlocked by African rainforests. The Conversation.

Kate Wong. 2018. Why Is Homo sapiens the Sole Surviving Member of the Human Family? Scientific American.

Andrew Lawler. 2014. In search of a Green Arabia. Science.