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Did prehistoric women hunt? New research suggests so

Artist impression of a prehistoric woman hunting. Matthew Verdolivo (UC Davis IET Academic Technology Services) For a long time, it was assumed that hunting in prehistoric societies was primarily carried out by men. Now a new study adds to a body of evidence challenging this idea. The research reports the discovery of a female body, buried... Continue Reading →

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The Arch & Anth Podcast

This is just a short post to let people know about my friend Dr. Michael Rivera's new adventure - The Arch & Anth Podcast! Michael is a biological anthropologist who studies human behaviour through skeletal remains. He's started the podcast - going out three times a week - because he's passionate about science communication, archaeology,... Continue Reading →

Skills Shortage! Or The Replicator’s Conceit

Experimental archaeology has run as a thread throughout my postgraduate studies, and I’ve conducted a number of different types of experiments on Pleistocene hunting weapons. Something that was clear early on in designing my experiments is that we have a present-day skills shortage in terms of how humans used early hunting spears. Once upon a... Continue Reading →

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