Conversations with: Professor Ran Barkai

Today’s interview is with Professor Ran Barkai, Palaeolithic archaeologist at Tel-Aviv University. Ran wrote his PhD on the Neolithic but since has moved deeper in time to the Lower Palaeolithic, excavating the site of Qesem Cave in Israel for the last two decades as well as other Lower Palaeolithic sites in the Levant. Although anContinue reading “Conversations with: Professor Ran Barkai”

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Conversations with: Professor Shara Bailey

Today’s guest is Professor Shara Bailey, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Anthropology at New York University and Director of the Center for the Study of Human Origins. Shara is a biological anthropologist whose research focuses on using dental morphology to understand human evolution. She was awarded her undergraduate degree in Psychology and AnthropologyContinue reading “Conversations with: Professor Shara Bailey”

Conversations with: Dr Behailu Habte

Today’s guest is Dr Behailu Habte, Curator of Prehistoric Collections at the National Museum of Ethiopia. Behailu is a lithic technology specialist, with particular interests in the Later Stone Age in the Horn of Africa. He recently completed his PhD at the University of Toulouse-Jean Jaures, France, working within the “Late Stone Age Sequence Project”Continue reading “Conversations with: Dr Behailu Habte”

Conversations with: Dr Pontus Skoglund

Today’s guest is Dr Pontus Skoglund, an evolutionary geneticist at the Francis Crick Institute! Pontus is the group leader of the Ancient Genomics Laboratory , which applies and develops ancient genomics to understand past human diversity, primarily focusing on major evolutionary events and their impact on human societies and health. Originally from Sweden, he obtainedContinue reading “Conversations with: Dr Pontus Skoglund”