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Episode 31: The Revolution in Paleoanthropology

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Homo Naledi

John Hawks talks about new developments in paleoanthropology – the discovery of a new hominid species Homo Naledi in South Africa, the Neanderthal ancestry of many human populations, and the challenge of rethinking anthropological science’s relationship with indigenous peoples and the general public. Hawks is the Vilas-Borghesi Achievement Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He is the co-author of Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo naledi and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story

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John Hawks, (photo credit Russ Creech)

Links:

John Hawks blog

Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo naledi and the Discovery that Changed the Human Story

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