Julien Benoit

Julien Benoit

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Postdoc in Vertebrate Palaeontology, University of the Witwatersrand.

Ancient DNA changes our knowledge about the evolution of Afrikan elephants

For a long time, zoologists assumed that there were only two species of elephant: one Asian and one African. Then genetic analyses suggested that the African Elephant could be divided into two distinct species, the African Forest and African Savannah elephants. Now a new elephant has been added to the

Raising awareness about the importance of Afrika’s fossil heritage

Palaeontology, like much else in the cultural landscape, has a strong western influence and bias. Students are more likely than not to be given textbooks and external readings from Europe and North America no matter where they are in the world. I often think about my own experiences as a