This is my reconstruction of a Homo sapiens individual from 36,000 years ago, whose skull was uncovered near the town of Hofmeyr in South Africa. One remarkable finding is that this skull’s morphology is distinct from that of the region’s modern Bantu- and Khoisan-speaking inhabitants, but resembles that of Upper Paleolithic skulls from Europe. 29 more words
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Social inequality before farming? An interview with Luc Moreau on his website and upcoming conference
I met Luc Moreau 8 years ago on the Breitenbach excavation (in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) – an important open-air Aurignacian settlement. At the time he was one of the two coordinators of the excavation, and to this day this is probably the most enjoyable field research I’ve ever been to. 531 more words
Cobb, H., 2005. Straight down the line? A queer consideration of hunter-gatherer studies in north-west Europe. World Archaeology, 37(4), pp.630-636.
I came across this article while organizing all of the articles that I have collected on my computer over the years. 428 more words
The Ju/’hoansi people of the Kalahari have always been fiercely egalitarian. They hate inequality or showing off, and shun formal leadership institutions. It’s what made them part of the most successful, sustainable civilisation in human history… 1,705 more words