Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art by Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes

Summoning wraiths from time: Writing about Neanderthals in the 21st century (Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool)

1:00pm - 2:00pm / Thursday 1st October 2020
Type: Webinar / Category: Department
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Popular science writing is often regarded as a sidekick to academic research, which means that while fresh Neanderthal discoveries are usually big news, the public lacks context in just how much our understanding of this species has transformed in the past 30-40 years. Kindred aimed to provide this via a definitive account full of archaeological detail, yet highly accessible and emotionally engaging; no small task. This talk explores some of the process and choices in writing the book, and also highlights how new scientific insights and ideas can emerge through taking this large-scale perspective.

This talk is in collaboration with the NOrthern Palaeo and EvoAnth (NOPE) network

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