Hilary Duke

Hilary Duke

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University

Doctoral Candidate

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Published on Oct 04, 2017

Update: Measurements are completed!

Hello everyone!I'm happy to report that I've just completed measuring the stone tools from Dr. Reti's experimental collection here at UCSC. It took some long days and weeks of committed, monotonous...

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Published on Sep 06, 2017

It's time to collect some data in Santa Cruz!

Hello everyone!I know it's been quite some time since I've provided an update on my research progress this year. Here it goes...My research schedule for 2017 got flipped upside down, as it often do...

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Published on Nov 29, 2016

Exciting news about my research in Kenya!

Hello everyone,I wanted to send a brief note about some exciting developments in my research plan for the next year. I have been offered the Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) Field School Director posi...

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Published on Nov 13, 2016

Funding Success!

Hello everyone,The funding campaign has come to an end, and what an exciting journey it was!I wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks to you for agreeing to support my research. It means the world to ...

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Published on Nov 09, 2016

Project stretch goal: Research in the National Museums of Kenya

I've been very encouraged and excited see my experimental project successfully funded - over and above my initial goal!There are just a few days left in this crowdfunding campaign, and I've taken t...

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Published on Nov 04, 2016

Archaeology Challenge Grant: 2nd place prize!

Hello everyone,The last few days have been very exciting and encouraging - so many people came through with their support for my project. I'm happy to report that my project placed 2nd in the Archa...

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Published on Nov 02, 2016

Project Funding Success!

I am so excited - you've helped me successfully raise my initial funding goal of $2300!!This is a huge accomplishment, and I'd like to take a moment to sincerely thank all of my backers for support...

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Published on Nov 01, 2016

Pilot experiment: can we distinguish the stone tool products of flaking from shaping?

I was collecting data from my pilot experiment around this time last year. The experiment tested whether there were measurable differences between the stone tool products of flaking and shaping. Tu...

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Published on Oct 20, 2016

Capuchin stone tools and the importance of human stone tool shaping

The Archaeology/Anthropology/Palaeoanthropology world is all shook up this week as new research shows a group of wild capuchin monkeys can accidentally make stone flakes. The capuchins hit stones w...

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This research is so important and really exciting. Awesome study, Sarah!
Apr 05, 2018
When did we start the fire?
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Go Abi Go!
Jan 05, 2017
How can a specialized diet affect the shape of the primate neck?
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Thanks! It isn't possible without awesome folks such as yourself :)
Nov 03, 2016
Can experimental stone tool-making help us understand how our ancestors shaped their world?
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Good luck, and what a gorgeous spot for some archaeology!
Oct 19, 2016
Chumash shell bead production on Santa Cruz Island: How were micro drills manufactured and traded?
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Thanks for your generous pledge - it means a lot! I'll continue to post updates as the challenge goes forward!
Oct 18, 2016
Can experimental stone tool-making help us understand how our ancestors shaped their world?
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