Science (Dec.5 ) – Paleoanthropologist Brian Richmond, who allegedly sexually assaulted a research assistant and harassed trainees in a field school, has resigned from his position as the curator of human origins at the American Museum of Natural History. The charges against Richmond first came to light after an influential survey called the SAFE study revealed that sexual harassment is common during fieldwork in paleoanthropology. Reaction to the news of his resignation was swift from the lead author of that study, biological anthropologist Kathryn Clancy of Illinois. “Woo-hoo! This is a positive step in the direction of there being consequences for perpetrators,” she says in an email.