Caveman meets Science
How we left Africa: What Ancient DNA has shown so far - Part II

How we left Africa: What Ancient DNA has shown so far - Part II

October 24, 2022

With Dr Lesley Van Gelder. Continuation of the discussion about how ancient DNA and genetics reveal how we left Africa, and colonised the world.

(Recorded in April 2021)

How we left Africa: What Ancient DNA has shown so far - Part I

How we left Africa: What Ancient DNA has shown so far - Part I

October 24, 2022

With Dr Lesley Van Gelder. How ancient DNA and genetics reveal how we left Africa, and colonised the world. Part I

(Recorded in April 2021 - with edit for 2022 Nobel Prize)  

Background to the Adams Event

Background to the Adams Event

March 8, 2021

A discussion of the scientific background that led up to the Adams Event study -  with project co-leader Prof. Chris Turney. 

How did we work out that a flip in the geomagnetic poles 42,000 years ago caused major global climate changes, and a series of biological impacts?

The Adams Event and the Origins of Cave Art

The Adams Event and the Origins of Cave Art

February 18, 2021

How do the geomagnetic changes during the Adams Event, 42,000 years ago, spur the start of figurative Cave Art?

I talk to Dr Leslie Van Gelder, an expert in cave art about early human behaviour, caves, and red ochre sunscreen!

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