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South Africans, be proud of the San!

“Whilst the Mayans were building temples, Egyptians constructing pyramids, and Babylonians designing ziggurats, why were our guys still rubbing two sticks together?”

Although this may seem like a perfectly decent question, the woman who asked me this at a charity dinner last week after discovering I work in the archaeology department, is greatly underestimating southern Africa’s indigenous population. 974 more words


Ireland's First Farmers: 4,000 BC-2,500

Ireland’s first farmers arrived some time in the 5th millennium BCE. Where they came from is unknown, where they lived is unknown and how they interacted with the indigenous populations is also unknown. 1,263 more words


Ancient DNA Shows Earliest European Genomes Weathered the Ice Age

A ground-breaking new study on DNA recovered from a fossil of one of the earliest known Europeans – a man who lived 36,000 years ago in… 201 more words


Foraging for fine dining

FOR a woman who ventures only so far as Waitrose to bring home the bacon on a weekly basis (well, ready meals of lamb moussaka and paella, to be more precise), being invited to go foraging for a wild banquet was an opportunity I could not turn down. 2,363 more words

Historical Empathy and Our Distant Past

The reading of history presents a challenge because we tend to judge the actions and beliefs of others according to our own knowledge and circumstances. If we really want to understand history, however, we have to attempt to contextualize the behaviors of others. 383 more words

Ancient History

Hunter Gatherer Survival Run 2014 - Race Report

Hunter Gatherer is the second Fuego y Agua Ultra Survival Run I have participated in 2014.  This event is geared towards bringing back participants to their most primal nature.  4,073 more words

If you think like a Hadza, you may be Asperger

Published by National Geographic 2009 Full article: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/12/hadza/finkel-text/2/

The Hadza

They grow no food, raise no livestock, and live without rules or calendars. They are living a hunter-gatherer existence that is little changed from 10,000 years ago. 860 more words