Acknowledgments

Acknowledgements

The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins and the Human Origins Initiative of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History are made possible through the generous support of the following individuals and organizations:

David H. Koch

Peter Buck

The National Science Foundation

The Ruth and Vernon Taylor Foundation, Montana

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Meyer

Charles E. Dern

Joan and Robert Donner

 

 

The following individuals from institutions outside of the Smithsonian have generously contributed time and expertise in reviewing content and providing objects featured in the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins:

Ernesto Abbate, Leslie Aiello, Takeru Akazawa, Zeresenay Alemseged, Nira Alperson-Afil, Susan Antón, Juan Luis Arsuaga, Fachroel Aziz, Elizabeth Babcock, David Begun, Connie Bertka, C.K. Brain, David Braun, Peter Brown, Raymonde Bonnefille, Joseph F. Chance, Steven Churchill, Kevin Cole, Chris Collins, Nicholas Conard, Deng Chenglong, Francesco d’Errico, Darryl de Ruiter, Jussi Eronen, Dean Falk, I.O. Farah, Mikael Fortelius, Diane France, Alain Froment, Stephen Frost, Naama Goren-Inbar, Fred Grine, William Harcourt-Smith, Katerina Harvati, Christopher Henshilwood, Andrew Hill, John F. Hoffecker, Ralph Holloway, Huang Weiwen, Jean-Jacques Hublin, Michèle Julien, William Jungers, Petro Keene, William Kimbel, Kathelijne Koops, Ravi Korisettar, George D. Koufos, Benson Kyongo, Meave Leakey, Dennis Liu, Liu Wu, David Lordkipanidze, Blaine Maley, Laura MacLatchey, Alan Mann, Giorgio Manzi, Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Louise Mead, Emma Mbua, William C. McGrew, Jeff Meldrum, John Mitani, James B. Miller, Anne Nivart, Thomas Plummer, Jill Preutz, David Raichlen, N. Kutumba Rao, Kaye Reed, Hélène Roche, Claudia Rodrigues-Carvalho, Lorenzo Rook, Karen Rosenberg, Christopher Ruff, Sileshi Semaw, John Shea, Kathy Schick, Chris Sloan, Tanya Smith, Chris Stringer, R. Sukhyar, Thomas Sutikna, Ian Tattersall, Ana Gracia Téllez, Francis Thackeray, Anna Thanukos, Erik Trinkaus, Peter Ungar, Marian Vanhaeren,  Alan Walker, Wang Wei, Carol Ward, Kurt Wehrberger, A. Djumarna Wirakusumah, Sibylle Wolf, Sarah Wurz, Xie Fei, Mamitu Yilma, Zhu Rixiang

 

Human Origins Exhibition Core Team:

Sharon Barry, Junko Chinen, Kathleen Gordon, Myles Gordon, John Gurche, Michael Mason, Elizabeth Musteen, Briana Pobiner, Rick Potts, Meg Rivers, Christyna Solhan, Reich + Petch Design International, Chedd-Angier-Lewis Production, XLR8 Design Studio, Karen Carr Studio

 

Human Origins Web Team:

Sarah Banks, Katie Barker, Carla Bitter, Charles Chen, Jennifer Clark, Robert Costello, Carol Fiertz, Lauren Greenstein, Bente Halvorsen, Audun Hodnefjell, Feng-Yueh Huang, Michael Mason, Sean Montague, Lars Petter BjØrkevoll, Frances Pitlick, Briana Pobiner, Rick Potts, Kes Schroer, Christyna Solhan, Robin Teague, Matthew Tocheri, Katie Velazco, Chedd-Angier-Lewis Production, CivicActions

 

NMNH Exhibition Review Team:

Anna Kay Behrensmeyer, Alison Brooks, Christine Elias, Elizabeth Duggal, Sue Fruchter, James Heeter, Randall Kremer, Conrad Labandeira, Michael Lawrence, Rafael Lemaitre, James Luhr, Glenn MacPherson, Carolyn Margolis, Scott Miller, Charles Noble, Paul Risser, Daniel Rogers, Ira Rubinoff,  Jerald Sachs, Cristían Samper, Ted Schultz, Rena Selim, Jean-Daniel Stanley, Hans Sues, Richard Vari, Warren Wagner, Bernard Wood

 

Additional Scientific, Educational, and Exhibition Consultants and Contributors:

Kathleen Adia, Zelalem Assefa, Sheela Athreya, Lucinda Backwell, Lawrence Barham, Anna Kay Behrensmeyer, Laura Bishop, Stephanie Blatch, Cindy Blekas, Alison Brooks, Laurie Burgess, Christopher Campisano, Matthew Carrano, Gloria Chernay, Abbie Chessler, Chip Clark, Jennifer Clark, Daniel Cole, Lorraine Cornish, Susan Crawford, Alan Deino, Eric Delson, Peter deMenocal, Svetlana Demeshchenko, Jerry Desilva, Jim DiLoreto, Craig Feibel, John Femiani, William Fitzhugh, Martin Friess, Bruno Frohlich, Stephen Frost, Kenneth Garrett, Lana Gendlin, Linda Gordon, Liz Grady, David Green, Rainer Grün, Sarah Grusin, Crystal Hahn, Greta Hansen, Terry Harrison, Jeff Hayward (PPRD), April Hawkins, Amanda Henry, Katherine Hewlings, Janine Hinton, Jake Homiak, Hou Yamei, Brian Huber, Deborah Hull-Walski, Sandra Humphrey, David Hunt, Don Hurlbert, Etty Indriati, Elizabeth Ireland, Steven Jabo, Jin Haiyue, Elizabeth Jones, Thomas Jorstad, Musyoka Kilonzi, Laszlo Kordos, Tatyana I. Kosmynina, Pete Kroehler, Richard Leakey, Robert Leopold, Daniel Lieberman, Maritza MacDonald, Catherine Magee, F. Kyalo Manzi, Adam Metallo, John Mitani, Kim Moeller, Janet Monge, Michael Morwood, Debbie Newman Clark, Stephanie Ogeneski, Jason Nichols, April Nowell, Muteti Nume, Merissa Olmer, Caley Orr, Donald Ortner, Douglas Owsley, Pan Yongxin, Ashley Parada, Michael Petraglia, Felicia Pickering, Martin Pickford, David Pilbeam, Dolores Piperno, Rolf Quam, Yoel Rak, Anshuman Razdan, John Reader, Patrick Rey, Alyssa Reiner, Paul Rhymer, Brian Richmond, Bryce Robinson, Karen Rosenberg, James Rosenthal, Rusty Russell, Gary Sawyer, Friedemann Schrenk, Jeffrey Schwartz, Monique Scott, Chet Sherwood, Chris Sloan, Fred Spoor, Dennis Stanford, Carolyn Thome, Nick Toth, Graham Townsley, Bruce Smith, Matthew Tocheri, Christian Tryon, Misha Tsereteli, Peter Ungar, Patricia Waller, Jane Walsh, Jayne Wilkins, Cindy Workosky, John Yellen, Melinda Zeder, Christoph Zollikofer

 

National Institution Partners:

American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Biological Sciences, American Museum of Natural History, Arizona State University, Berkeley Geochronology Center, Binghamton University, Boston University, California Academy of Sciences, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Columbia University, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Field Museum, Florida State University, George Washington University, Harvard University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Idaho State University, Institute of Human Origins, Iowa State University, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Leakey Foundation, Museum of the Earth, National Academy of Sciences, National Association of Biology Teachers, National Center for Science Education, National Geographic Society, National Science Foundation, National Science Teachers Association, New York University, PBS-NOVA, Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology, and the Christian Faith, Princeton University, Queens College (CUNY), Rutgers University, Stony Brook University, Stone Age Institute, Texas A&M University, United States Department of State (St. Petersburg, Russia), University of Albany, University of Arkansas, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Museum of Paleontology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), University of Pennsylvania, Washington University in St. Louis, Wenner-Gren Foundation, Yale University

 

International Institution Partners:

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France), Chinese Academy of Sciences (China), Department of Energy and Mineral Resources (Indonesia), East London Museum (South Africa), Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), Geological Survey of India (India),  Geological Survey of Indonesia (Indonesia), Georgian National Museum (Republic of Georgia), Gombe Stream National Park (Tanzania), Hebei Province Institute of Cultural Relics (China), Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), Hungarian Geological Institute (Hungary), Institute of Geology and Geophysics - Chinese Academy of Sciences (China), Institute of Material Culture - Russian Academy of Science (Russia), Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology - Chinese Academy of Sciences (China), Iziko Museums of Cape Town (South Africa), Karnatak University (India), Koichi University of Technology (Japan), Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Germany), Musée de l’Homme (France), Museu Nacional de Brasil (Brazil), National Museum of Ethiopia (Ethiopia), National Museums of Kenya (Kenya), National Research and Development Centre for Archaeology (ARKENAS: Jakarta, Indonesia), Natural History Museum (London), Natural History Museum of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (China), Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University (Japan), Senckenberg Research Institute (Germany), State Hermitage Museum (Russia), Swedish Museum of Natural History (Sweden), Tel Aviv University (Israel), Transvaal Museum (South Africa), Ulmer Museum (Germany), Università di Firenze (Italy), Università di Roma 'La Sapienza' (Italy), University College London (UK), University of Bergen (Norway), University of Bordeaux (France), University of Cambridge (UK), University of Cape Town (South Africa), University of Helsinki (Finland), University of Johannesburg (South Africa), University of Liège (Belgium), University of New England Armidale (New South Wales, Australia), University of Toronto (Canada), University of Tübingen (Germany), University of Utrecht (Netherlands), University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)