Time to Eat the Dogs

A Podcast About Science, History, and Exploration

Searching for the Origins of Humankind

taylor, zones of migration, 1919

“Zones of Migration Showing the Evolution of the Races” Griffith Taylor, 1919

Historian Emily Kern talks about the search for human origins in the 19th and 20th centuries, specifically why anthropologists came to see Africa – rather than Asia – as the cradle of the human species. Kern is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in New Earth Histories at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia where she specializes in the history of modern science. She is currently completing her book Out of Asia: a History of the Global Search for the Origins of Humankind.


Emily Kern

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