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Documentary: The Real Neanderthal

I'm really excited that I was asked to be a part of this CBC documentary, as part of The Nature of Things series. It comes out (in Canada...) this Friday. While I haven't seen it in its entirety yet, there's a nice clip here of Harry Hughes throwing a replica of Schöningen Spear II. You... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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