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Lecture: Are we the last Neanderthals?

At this event, I shared new insights about the humanity of our extinct human relatives.

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In 2013 I was invited to give a talk as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. This is a great annual celebration with events all over the city. I chose to highlight some of the research that was adding to our understanding of Neanderthal cultural behavior, as well as the perspective of ancient DNA.

What I never expected was the enduring success of this lecture online. As I look back now from the perspective of 2022, more than 1.8 million people have watched this lecture on YouTube.

It was a fun presentation and I hope to be able to do an update soon!

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I'm a paleoanthropologist exploring the world of ancient humans and our fossil relatives.


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