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Fossils reveal clues about early humans’ hearing

Fossils reveal clues about early humans’ hearing

Published Sep 28, 2015

Binghamton’s Rolf Quam led an international team in reconstructing an aspect of sensory perception in fossils from 2 million years ago found in South Africa. Watch video

Hearing changes could be ancient in the human line

Hearing changes could be ancient in the human line

Published May 16, 2013

A Binghamton University study of two ancient hominins from South Africa suggests that changes in the shape and size of the middle ear occurred early in our evolution. Such alterations could have profoundly changed what our ancestors could hear — and perhaps how they could communicate, Nature reports this week. Read more