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All That Death: the Reality of Studying Human Evolution

I have always been interested in ancient people. Who were they? What was life like? I’ve had obsessions with Vikings, bog bodies, and Ötzi (the Ice Man). For me it was a natural progression of interest into those species that … Continue reading

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What Happens When You Assume

Or “Progress” and “The Good Old Days” Were Neither There are a lot of anthropological ideas among the general public that can range from wrong to outdated to an overly simplified understanding of something that is far more complex and … Continue reading

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Discovering Saint-Cesaire

The fall semester is just around the corner, and I have a doozy ahead of me. My advisor warned me that it would be a tough semester and told me to come to her if I have trouble. That scared … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bordeaux and Hardcore Software

I’ve been back home from my paleoanthropology journey for over a week now, okay two weeks when this goes up. Boy oh BOY did I miss my family. I spent 30 days in France without my partner and our six-year-old … Continue reading

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Who Were the Neandertals?

So now that we know how and when the Neandertals evolved (from an earlier post), let’s talk about who they were and how they behaved. Physically, they were in very many ways similar to us. They were different too, but … Continue reading

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A Day at the Dig Site

Well, I changed my mind, sorry. (Or sooorry as the Canadians on my dig would say, heh heh.) There’s less than a week left of the excavation (already!), so instead of talking about Neandertal behavior, I want to tell you … Continue reading

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Neandertal Evolution

I think a good place to start is with TIME. Oftentimes people are unclear on timescale. I know I was about a lot of things before I started really studying this stuff. I still sometimes need to check Wikipedia real … Continue reading

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Human evolution 101

This is not a blog for Paleoanthropologists to talk to each other. We have scientific journals and conferences for that. And although I hope they stop by and share their feedback on ways to make this blog better, this is a … Continue reading

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Je suis arrivé

Wow. I’m here and it’s amazing! Despite getting to the airport a little later than I should have (note to self: add an extra HOUR on to travel time to airport – it’s better to be early!), I made the … Continue reading

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Au revoir!

My first blog, my first post. Manohman. Blogging, amirite? What am I even doing? I know these template-thingies are supposed to make it all simple and obvious, but I still manage to struggle with it. I won’t let that stop … Continue reading

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