2-Million-Year-Old Fossils Reveal Hearing Abilities of Early Humans (video) Binghamton University Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Rolf Quam, assistant professor of anthropology at Binghamton University, conducts research into human fossils dating back to approximately two million years ago to reveal how the hearing pattern resembles chimpanzees, but with some slight differences in the direction of humans. Quam led an international research team in reconstructing an aspect of sensory perception in several fossil hominin individuals from the sites of Sterkfontein and Swartkrans in South Africa. Credit Casey Staff Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.