The Surprisingly Rich Emotional and Mental Lives of Neanderthals
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 776 , Segment 1
Episode: Rethinking Neanderthals
- Dec 8, 2020 7:00 pm
- 52:50 mins
Neanderthals were so much more than the knuckle-dragging brutes popular history makes them out to be. Paleolithic archaeologist Rebecca Wragg Sykes presents a new narrative based on DNA and mounting archeological evidence about the rich lives, emotions, and experiences of these 125,000-year-old cousins of our species. Guest: Rebecca Wragg Sykes, archaeologist and Honorary Fellow at the Universities of Liverpool and Bordeaux, and author of "Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art"