New Fossil Dating Technique Casts Doubt on Human Origins

Posted on Sat 04 April 2015 in Dispatches • Tagged with anthropology, archaeology, evolution, science • 1 min read

Big news on the anthropology front. A new dating technique has raised serious doubts about whether humans are related to Lucy at all. It all comes down to the age of Little Foot, a fossil which now seems to indicate that either species might have been the human ancestor.

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When Elvis Died Podcast: Quentin’s Quick History of Christmas

Posted on Thu 23 December 2010 in Dispatches • Tagged with anthropology, christmas, culture, friends, history, sociology • 1 min read

My friend, Quentin Lewis has put together a fun examination of of how Christmas has been celebrated in the western world – with particular emphasis on how it has been celebrated in the United States and England – over the last few centuries. The podcast intersperses traditional music dating back to feudal …


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