I’ve pulled together my top 5 FAVORITE accounts tweeting on paleoanthropology:
- The Leakey Foundation, @. These folks always share the latest news in paleoanthropology–some of which is funded by them! Also, they have a great podcast! Go check it out.
- The Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program, @. These folks are great at a sometimes forgotten aspect of social media (in education that is): being social! I love their comments on retweets and sharing of other people’s content. In addition, they provide insight on new discoveries from the experts at the Smithsonian!
- Paleoanthropology+, @. Nothing–and I mean nothing– related to human evolution gets overlooked by this account. Enough said. An amazing coverage of news, education, and more.
- Chris Stringer, @. Although I think following ALL the paleoanthropologists on Twitter is a great way to watch research discussions unfold–I highlighted Dr. Stringer because he provides a balanced treatment of new discoveries–and his epic #FossilFriday posts!
- Roberto Sáez @. Definitely don’t miss out on Roberto’s tweets, especially when he shares new posts from his excellent blog, Nutcrackerman.com. (Roberto has written a guest post for my blog on Atapuerca)!
BONUS: For anything and everything ice age related–from mammoths to Neandertals– you MUST check out @. If I were to give out twitter awards, he would win for best use of images, and approximately 27 other categories. Bottom line: Dr. Woodward’s feed is never boring.
Of course–there are TONS more. I’ve already started a list of my favorite history of science accounts, so stay tuned! How about you guys? Any paleoanthropology tweeps you think I missed? Let me know and I’ll include them in the future!