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A Hidden Figure in North American Archaeology

Stephen E. Nash Sapiens
A Black cowboy named George McJunkin, who died 100 years ago, found a site that would transform scientific views about the deep history of Native Americans in North America.

Dutch Neanderthal Gains a Face, With Expression

Watch palaeo-artists as they recontruct and interpret the layers of a Neanderthal skull to arrive at the face of ‘Krijn’, a young man with a conspicuous lump over his right eyebrow.

Neanderthals Carb Loaded, Helping Grow Their Big Brains

Ann Gibbons Science
Molecular anthropologist Christina Warinner, graduate student James Fellows Yates, and a large international team looked at the oral bacteria stuck to the teeth of Neanderthals and preagriculture modern humans that lived more than 10,000 years ago.

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G&Ts on the Veranda: An Homage to Franz Boas and a Better Anthropology

Francis Gooding London Review of Books
Boas was an outlier in a field that tolerated if not justified white racial superiority over the world’s “lesser” breeds, He and his intellectual successors— largely women-did what scholars and journalists need to do: listen, ask questions, observe.

The Women of the Neanderthals

Rebecca Wragg Sykes Aeon
Not all Neanderthals were ‘cavemen’: half were women. What can archaeologists tell us about how they lived?

Friday Nite Videos | September 4, 2020

RNC 2020 and Kenosha. 'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Sings 'Grandma's Hands'. Soledad O'Brien Helps Translate Tucker Carlson's Kenosha Rant. The Problem With Banning TikTok. David Graeber ('We Are the 99%) in His Own Words.
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